The Outer Coast Year will run in person in Sitka during the 2020-21 academic year. To ensure the safety of students, staffulty, and the community of Sitka, we are developing comprehensive COVID-19 health and safety protocols for fall, which we will share publicly here.

Apply to the Outer Coast Year

Application Timeline

Students may apply for the Spring Semester only until September 30, 2020. The Fall Semester application has closed.


High school graduates or GED holders are eligible to apply. We are looking for students who want to develop their critical thinking, listening, and communication skills while engaging with the communities around them, both big and small. Students do not need to be nominated to apply.

Mail-in Application

In addition to the online application above, Outer Coast offers the option for students to mail in their application. If you would like to apply to the Year by mail, you may print a student application here. Applications should be mailed to Outer Coast at PO Box 6573 Sitka, AK 99835 and postmarked by the application deadline.

Student Service

Students cleaning fire trucks for the Sitka Fire Department