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Explorer Academy is the K-12 online school option in South Kitsap School District that offers a hybrid of online instruction and on-campus instruction with teacher support. Students receive most of their instruction at home from a parent-partner using South Kitsap provided materials. As a public school, there are no additional fees. Families receive face-to-face guidance and support from Explorer teachers and other staff.

We are dedicated to building a strong community of students, parents, and staff where children are successful in a safe and supportive learning environment. We are proud of our students and the success they have academically, socially , and in other areas. We will continue to improve because of the dedication, hard work and effort our staff, families, and student put forth throughout the year.


Our students and staff will be problem solvers, critical thinkers, innovators, and effective communicators.

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We believe students and staff must be safe and feel a sense of belonging if they are to succeed. It is our responsibility to create safe, inclusive learning communities in every school across the district.

Wellness & Support Resources

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We will create and maintain safe learning and working environments that promote academic excellence, wellness, and efficient use of resources.

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Our district will be fiscally responsible and use resources effectively and equitably. We will maintain fiscal stability, maximize efficiency of district operations, and align resources to support dynamic teaching and learning.


Strong communities build strong schools, and strong schools build strong communities.

21-22 School Year

We are thrilled to welcome our families for another great year of learning at Explorer!

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Nurturing Growth, Inspiring Achievement, Building Community

SKSD Vision

Believe you can and you're half way there.

Theodore Roosevelt

For there is always light, if only we're brave enough to see it, if only we're brave enough to be it.

Amanda Gorman

Our Highlights

Stay informed about Explorer Academy news and events

Please use the calendar feed to view upcoming Explorer events. The news stories below show celebrations, resources, and information to keep you connected.