Session Details

Acceleration Ready (Math & English)

Acceleration Ready (Math & English)

Timing: Summer

Duration: 1 Week

Dorm Experience: No

Acceleration Ready English students participate in a 1- to 2-week MATH & ENGLISH experience designed to provide students with an introduction to the ANSEP Acceleration Academy component and engage in hands-on, problem-solving projects in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) careers.

Acceleration Ready MATH & ENGLISH students will learn how to effectively navigate the UAA Math & English Placement testing platform called ALEKS (Math) and College Board ACCUPLACER (English) and learn about the resources available to meet or exceed the ANSEP Acceleration Academy’s minimum Math placement requirement (MATH 105 – Intermediate Algebra) and minimum English placement requirement (WRTG 111 – Writing Across Contexts).

ANSEP Acceleration Academy students enroll in college coursework the moment they begin high school and go from eighth grade to completing a bachelor’s degree in six years.

Dates & Location

The 2021 Acceleration Ready (Math & English) sessions are as follow:

  • Session 1: June 1 – 11, 2021
  • Session 2: June 15 – 25, 2021
  • Session 3 (Tentative): July 12 – 23, 2021

The sessions are tentatively scheduled to be hosted through Distance Delivery via Zoom.

Application Process

There is no application process to participate in Acceleration Ready Sessions. Students are selected for Acceleration Ready based off of their application to the Acceleration Academy (Full-time) components in Anchorage or Mat-Su.

Students who do no meet the minimum Math and/or English Placement requirements will be invited to participate in Acceleration Ready sessions.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Who should apply for Acceleration Ready?

Current eighth through eleventh grade students who are interested in applying for ANSEP Acceleration Academy (Anchorage or Mat-Su) should apply for Acceleration Ready. ANSEP Acceleration Academy students take college courses throughout high school and can earn two years or more of college credits at no cost.

Note: ANSEP Acceleration Ready is currently not available to students in rural Alaska. For students in rural Alaska, we recommend applying for Acceleration Academy (Summer).

Can I participate in more than one session of Acceleration Ready?

A student may only participate in one session of Acceleration Ready MATH and one session of Acceleration Ready ENGLISH.

What is the difference between Acceleration Ready Math and Acceleration Ready English?

Acceleration Ready MATH focuses on an introduction to and navigation of McGraw Hill’s ALEKS math assessment test.

Acceleration Ready ENGLISH focuses on an introduction to and navigation of College Board’s ACCUPLACER assessment test.

Both opportunities also include an introduction to the ANSEP Acceleration Academy component and engage in hands-on, problem-solving projects in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) careers.

Do I receive any college credits for attending Acceleration Ready?

No. Students are introduced to ANSEP’s collaborative model and how it helps students to be successful in completing college courses.

Contact Info

Janelle Sharp
Acceleration (Anchorage) Regional Director
Email: jmsharp2@alaska.edu
Phone: (907) 786-1596

Corissa Berntsen
Acceleration (Mat-Su) Regional Director
Email: ckberntsen@alaska.edu
Phone: (907) 745-9788

Michael Ulroan
Senior Director – Acceleration Components
Email: mikeu@alaska.edu
Phone: (907) 786-1148