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Important Fall 2020 Update

This fall, the University of Alaska Anchorage will remain in Phase B of the university system's COVID-19 response plan. Since we cannot safely host students on campus as we would under normal circumstances, we are virtually launching a FREE and new opportunity called ANSEP STEM Connect. By participating, students will connect with STEM professionals and students from all over Alaska, receive ANSEP swag, and have the chance to win prizes and be entered into an ANSEP Computer Build drawing!

This opportunity does NOT replace our regular in-person academies. We hope to resume normal operations and host in-person academies as soon as it's safe for students.

For more information regarding the University of Alaska Anchorage COVID-19 response plan, please refer to the links provided below:



ANSEP will work directly with partners to discuss plans for rescheduling and Middle School Academies that were moved to this fall.


Students entering 7th, 8th, or 9th grade who have successfully completed the ANSEP Middle School Academy program are eligible for our Summer STEM Career Explorations. This five-day, academic, residential program is organized to provide career exploration activities, experiments, projects, and field experiences to increase students’ interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) careers. Students attend free of charge.

Dates & Location

Summer STEM Career Explorations


ANSEP STEM Career Exploration will have multiple session options this summer. They are:

Dates TBD: *Marine Sciences  

Dates & Theme TBD

Dates & Theme TBD

Dates & Theme TBD

*This session will be held in Juneau, Alaska on the University of Alaska Southeast (UAS) campus.

Application Deadline

The deadline for STEM Career Exploration is TBD.


The program is held on the University of Alaska Anchorage (UAA) campus at the ANSEP Academy Building. Students will be housed in the dorms on the university campus. All students are required to stay on campus.

STEM Career Exploration students are responsible for their own travel to and from UAA. Travel Scholarships may be available, further information is included in the application. 

How to Apply

Summer STEM Career Explorations

Only students who successfully completed a previous Middle School Academy and have yet to enter high school (students entering 7th, 8th, or 9th grade in the fall ) are eligible to participate. Potential participants need to submit the following documents (please include all documents together in one packet):

  • Application form
  • Final grades for the past 2 years
  • Most recent standardized test scores in Math
  • 500-word essay written by the student explaining what you learned at the ANSEP Middle School Academy and why you want to continue participating with ANSEP

Summer STEM Career Exploration Application - Unavailable at this time.

The completed application packet should be emailed or sent to:

Email: ANSEPstem2020@gmail.com


Mailing Address: ANSEP STEM Career Explorations
3211 Providence Drive, ANSEP Academy
Anchorage, AK 99508


The application deadline for our summer application is TBD. 



Summer STEM Career Explorations

Who is eligible to apply? 
Past Middle School Academy participants who have yet to enter high school (students entering 7th, 8th, or 9th grade in the fall). Students should have an interest in science and math, at least a B average in science and mathematics courses, a passing score on the state’s standardized science and mathematics tests, and be on-track for successful completion of Algebra 1 before entering high school.

What if my application is incomplete? 
If your application is incomplete you will not be considered for admissions. It is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure their application is complete before submitting. We will not notify students of incomplete applications.

How will I know if I am accepted? 
All applicants will receive acceptance status notification via e-mail and regular mail approximately 3-5 weeks after the application deadline.

Once accepted, what additional information will I receive? 
If you are accepted you will receive ample information regarding the schedule, what to bring to campus, rules and expectations, locations, and more.

If accepted, can I have visitors during the academy? 
Visitors of any kind are not allowed during the academy. Family and friends may attend Family Night and the closing ceremony, if scheduled, that occurs on the last day of the program (exact dates provided upon acceptance).

If accepted, can I go home in the evenings? 
Accepted students participate all day and every day during the academy. Living in the university dorms is part of the experience and is required. Check-outs are not allowed.

Can I do both Acceleration Academy and STEM Career Explorations? 
Incoming 9th graders (that have successfully complete the Middle School Academy experience) will have the opportunity to apply to both STEM Career Explorations and Acceleration Academy. If accepted to both, students will need to choose which program to participate in as the dates conflict and participating in both academies is not an option.

Contact Info

For more information please contact

ANSEP Middle School Academy
Phone: (907) 786-0905
ANSEPstem2020@gmail.com or ansep_msa@uaa.alaska.edu

Attn: ANSEP Middle School Academy
University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive, ANSEP Academy
Anchorage, AK  99508