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ANSEP hosts Acceleration Academy recruitment nights

December 21, 2018

The Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program is now accepting applications to its full-time Acceleration Academy (Anchorage & Mat-Su) components. Current and rising ninth through 12th graders and their parents are invited to learn more about these innovative components at the recurring recruitment nights held on the second Tuesday of the month, beginning Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, at the University of Alaska Anchorage campus. ANSEP students, teachers and staff will be available at each event to speak about about the component’s benefits and application process, provide tours of the campus and answer any questions.

ANSEP launched its full-time Acceleration Academy (Mat-Su) component in 2016 to provide year-round access to STEM education to students in the area. Offered in partnership with the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District, the innovative component welcomed 27 students who earned more than 250 college credits during its inaugural year. After doubling enrollment at Acceleration Academy (Mat-Su) during its second school year, ANSEP launched Acceleration Academy (Anchorage) in partnership with the Anchorage School District and University of Alaska Anchorage.

By launching a second full-time Acceleration Academy component on the UAA campus, ANSEP aims to create more opportunities for students to fast track their STEM careers.

ANSEP is currently accepting applications to both full-time Acceleration Academy components for the spring and fall 2019 semesters. ANSEP encourages students who are interested in applying to attend one of the monthly recruitment nights. RSVPS are encouraged but not required. More information about recruitment nights is available below:

Tuesday recruitment nights in 2019:

Jan. 8

Feb. 12

March 12

April 9

May 14


Thursday recruitment nights in 2019:

Jan. 24

Feb. 28


Time: 5:30 – 7 p.m.

Location: ANSEP Acceleration Academy Building, 3800 University Lake Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508

To learn more or apply, visit