The Whaley Center is an educational institution that specializes in elementary education. The center operates a range of academic and enrichment programs. It offers classes in mathematics, language arts, and reading and writing skills. The center employs a staff of more than 45 individuals. The Whaley Center is governed by the Anchorage School District, which is one of the largest school districts in the United States. The Anchorage School District, also known as ASD, governs various elementary, middle and high schools. The district enrolls over 45,000 students in kindergarten through grade 12. The Anchorage School District operates through accounting, art, and assessment and evaluation departments.