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Acceleration Academy (Mat-Su)

The Acceleration Academy (Mat-Su) is an innovative partnership between ANSEP and the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District (MSBSD). It is a full time 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 Acceleration Academy (Mat-Su) is located in Palmer, at the UAA Mat-Su College Campus. 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 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 Academy (Mat-Su):

  • supports students of all career interests;
  • significantly improves college readiness by eliminating the need for remediation;
  • produces high school graduates with two years or more of college credits earned for various degree programs;
  • reduces the time to degree for college students;
  • saves families two years 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)

The Acceleration Academy is currently accepting applications from current high school students. Applications are accepted as space allows.

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Deadline: Open until capacity is filled.


For questions, contact us at the email or phone number below: or 907-786-0905.