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    ANSEP students go from eighth grade to having a bachelor’s degree in six years

    Monday, December 23, 2019

    For 25 years, the Alaska Native Science & Engineering Program has been advancing education and career opportunities for Alaska Natives and other students around the state. From one college scholarship to having more than 2,000 Alaskans as alumni or currently enrolled, ANSEP’s success is more than just numbers.

    Numbers don’t hurt, though. We’re mainly scientists, engineers and mathematicians, so we don’t accept anything as fact until we have the data for back up it. Each summer, 95% of Acceleration Academy students advanced one level or more in math or science. Full-time Acceleration Academy students have graduated high school, with 70 college credits or more.

    Multiple research efforts, including by such highly respected, third-party groups as the Urban Institute, show that ANSEP gives students a much higher chance of academic success, provides meaningful personal development opportunities and also saves money for the state and individuals. We are driven to bring ANSEP opportunities to more Alaskans and other students around the United States.

    Our team will host information sessions so students and families can better understand the ways to get involved with ANSEP Acceleration Academy and other components. There are also times set for interested students to meet with ANSEP advisors who can answer questions and provide guidance while the student completes their Acceleration Academy application.

    • Acceleration Academy is offered full time in Anchorage and Mat-Su, and during the summer to students from anywhere in Alaska.
    • Acceleration Academy students can:
    • Earn two years or more of college credits by the time they graduate high school.
    • Save two years or more worth of college tuition, housing and other fees.
    • Graduate hyper-prepared academically and socially for college.
    • Make valuable connections with other students, university staff and industry mentors.
    • Increase their economic opportunities.


    Whether enrolled full-time or in the residential summer session, ANSEP Acceleration Academy students can participate in the program at no cost. It’s open to students who:

    • Are currently in grades eight through 11.
    • Want to earn a college degree.
    • Value the opportunity to engage in a collaborative, hands-on academic environment.


    You can RSVP now for one of our information sessions or an application assistance session in Anchorage or Mat-Su in February or March 2020.

    Anchorage
    Acceleration Building at the University of Alaska Anchorage
    3800 University Lake Dr Anchorage, AK 99508

    Information sessions:
    • Jan. 23 from 6 – 7 p.m.
    • Feb. 6 from 6 – 7 p.m.

    Application sessions:
    • Feb. 27 from 6 – 7 p.m.
    • March 5 from 6 – 7 p.m.


    Mat-Su

    ANSEP Portable Classrooms
    645 S Musgrove Rd
    Palmer, AK 99645

    Information sessions:
    • Jan. 22 from 6 – 7 p.m.
    • Feb. 5 from 6 – 7 p.m.

    Application sessions:
    • Feb. 26 from 6 – 7 p.m.
    • March 4 from 6 – 7 p.m.