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Students entering 7th, 8th, or 9th grade who have successfully completed the ANSEP Middle School Academy program are eligible for 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


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

June 10-14, 2019: Energy Sciences (New)

*June 17-21: Geological Sciences (New)

June 24-28, 2019: Health Sciences (Repeat)

July 15-19, 2019: Marine Sciences (Repeat)

*The dates for the Geological Sciences session have been determined. 

Application Deadline

The deadline for STEM Career Exploration for summer 2019 is March 8, 2019.


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 on the application. 

How to Apply

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 fall of 2019) 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

Download application here.

The completed application packet should be sent to:

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


Application deadline for summer 2019 is March 8, 2019.


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 by 8th grade graduation.

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 2-5 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

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