Acceleration Academy

 

Building a strong foundation for academic achievement

An updated 2015 application will be posted soon. Thank you for your patience!

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What is the ANSEP Acceleration Academy?

The Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program (ANSEP) Acceleration Academy is designed to create excitement with ANSEP Pre-College Students about their college career and professional life. The structure of the college-level classes and the peer support available provide students with a college-like environment.

 

Students gain skills that can be used for the rest of their careers. The classes are facilitated by university faculty for college credit. High school credit can also be attained by applying for credit through your school counselor. In addition, students learn more about career opportunities in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields while getting a jumpstart in pursuing those degrees.  Acceleration Academy students are hyper-prepared when they enroll as college freshmen.

 

ANSEP will cover the cost of all housing, meals and transportation.  Successful Academy students will have the opportunity to earn scholarship funding to any University of Alaska campus.


See a short video of the 2014 Acceleration Academy on YouTube!   

2014 ANSEP Acceleration Academy



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Who should apply to the ANSEP Acceleration Academy?

The ANSEP Acceleration Academy supports incoming High School Students (current 8th through 11th grade) that are historically underserved and underrepresented with limited opportunities who:

      • Have completed Algebra I with a “C” or better;
      • Are interested in STEM Careers
      • Plan to attend the University of Alaska

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During the Acceleration Academy, "ALL" students are required to live on the UAA campus. All travel, meals, and housing are included in the program. Students who successfully complete the Academy are awarded $2,000 scholarship support good for STEM programs at any UA campus. The pace of the Acceleration Academy is tough, but successful students will be on track for success at the University.


Important SAT, ACT and Math Accuplacer Test Information

Acceptance in the ANSEP Acceleration Academy is determined by placement into one of the college-level math courses. Students who are taking college-level math classes for the first time must demonstrate their math level through standardized test scores. Math class placement is determined by the following chart:


*Note: A minimum placement into MATH A105 is required to register for the offered Math and Science courses.


Math Course Placement

Accuplacer
(College-Level Math)

Score

ACT (MATH) Score

SAT (MATH) Score

MATH A105

< 50

18-21

480-519

MATH A107

50-59

22-23

520-559

MATH A108

60-79

24-25

560-589

MATH A200

80 or higher

26 or higher

590 or higher


For more information on the Math Accuplacer Test and how to take it, visit the UAA Advising and Testing Center website.


How do I apply to the ANSEP Acceleration Academy?

An updated 2015 application will be posted soon. Thank you for your patience!


For a complete application we will need the following items: 
      • Student (and Parent/Guardian) completes the application form.
      • Parent/Guardian signs request for records and gives request to the student’s school registrar.
      • Student requests a recommendation form from their current science teacher and current mathematics teacher. Collect recommendations from teachers and turn-in with your application.
      • Student writes a 500-word essay. (Essay should include WHY you should be selected, WHAT you hope to gain from this experience and any other info that might relate to the selection process.)
      • SAT, ACT or Math Accuplacer Test Scores (See above for detailed information)

You can upload these items to your online application or send by mail, email or fax, along with a printout of your online application, to:

ANSEP Acceleration Academy
University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive, ANSEP 200 D1
Anchorage, AK 99508

email: mikeu@uaa.alaska.edu
fax: (907) 786-1899

For more info contact:
Mike Ulroan
phone: (907) 786-1148
email: mikeu@uaa.alaska.edu