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Acceleration Ready

Acceleration Ready students participate in a 1-week MATH or 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 students will learn how to effectively navigate the UAA Math Placement testing platform called McGraw Hill ALEKS, and learn about the resources available to meet or exceed the ANSEP Acceleration Academy’s minimum math placement requirement, which is MATH 105 - Intermediate Algebra, or higher.

Acceleration Ready ENGLISH students will learn how to effectively navigate the UAA English Placement testing platform called College Board ACCUPLACER and learn about the resources available to meet or exceed the ANSEP Acceleration Academy’s minimum English placement requirement, which is 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

Who: Current 8th - 11th grade students interested in our school year (August - May) Acceleration Academy

Anchorage & Mat-Su

Acceleration Ready MATH 
Dates:
Session 1: June 8 - 12, 2020
Session 2: June 22 - 26, 2020

Time: 2 hours per day (Exact times TBD)

Location:
Virtual Delivery via Zoom

 

Acceleration Ready ENGLISH 
Dates:
Session 1: June 1 - 5, 2020
Session 2: June 15 - 19, 2020

Time: 2 hours per day (Exact times TBD)

Location:
Virtual Delivery via Zoom

 

APPLY NOW!

Accepting applications until space is filled.

Application Process

Please include all application documents together in one packet. Only complete applications will be considered. You may not receive notification of an incomplete application. Required documents are:

  • Application Forms
  • Most recent student records/transcripts including Request for Records form signed by registrar
  • Two recommendation forms from current or most recent Math and English teachers

MAIL APPLICATION TO:

ANSEP Acceleration Ready
University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Dr, Acceleration Building
Anchorage, AK 99508

DELIVER APPLICATION TO:

ANSEP Acceleration Ready
3800 University Lake Dr
Anchorage, AK 99508

*Applications will not be accepted by email or by fax.

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 have to submit another application for Acceleration Academy Anchorage or Mat-Su?

Yes. A student must submit an application for each ANSEP opportunity they would like to be accepted to.

Do I receive any college credits for participating in 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

ANSEP Acceleration Ready

Phone: (907) 786-0905
uaa_ANSEPacceleration@alaska.edu

ANSEP Acceleration Ready

University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Dr, Acceleration Building
Anchorage, AK 99508