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Acceleration High School - Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District

Download the 2018-19 Application

Deadline: Postmarked by Friday, March 23, 2018

Note: Qualified applications will be contacted by ANSEP staff for an interview as a part of the selection process. 

If you have any questions please don't hesitate to contact us at: or 907-352-0448.

The Acceleration High School Program is an innovative partnership between ANSEP and the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District (MSBSD). It is a full time regular high school with the additional benefit that students who participate will have the opportunity to graduate from high school early with one year or more of college credits earned toward BA and BS degree programs. The high school is located in Wasilla, at the Career & Technical High School. MSBSD students will begin taking college courses the moment they begin high school, and will have the ability to accumulate college credits that apply towards many degree programs at the University of Alaska. The proposed course and schedule options will ensure that MSBSD students will be academically college-ready by the end of year three, while an optional fourth year will allow students to earn even more college credits.

The ANSEP Acceleration High School Program at MSBSD:

  • supports students of all career interests;
  • significantly improves college readiness by eliminating the need for remediation;
  • produces high school graduates with up to a year of college credits earned for various degree programs;
  • reduces the time to degree for college students;
  • saves families a year or more in college costs;
  • saves the State of Alaska millions of dollars in general fund support; and
  • increases the economic opportunities for MSBSD students and their families.

Students earn credits towards:

  • BA Education (44 credits)
  • BA Business Management (42 credits)
  • BS Biological Sciences (55 credits)
  • BS Civil Engineering (49 credits)
  • BS Psychology (45 credits)
  • BA Liberal Studies (45 credits)