EXCEL Alaska will provide high school students and young adults with the necessary transitional skills and career exploration opportunities to be successful in our ever-changing world.
This will be accomplished through increasing each student’s knowledge in a wide variety of areas including personal-social and career development, service training, urban familiarization, leadership, character, and life skills development. EXCEL Alaska students will transition into adulthood with a viable Personal Learning & Career Plan, Occupational Endorsements, National Employability Certificates and dual College Credits.
EXCEL Alaska, Inc. is a federally recognized 501(c)3 non-profit providing supplemental academic and career and technical education intensives for rural youth and young adults across Alaska. This is accomplished through individualized, real-life academic and career oriented experiences allowing students to receive high school credit toward graduation and dual college credit in a specific program. Our goals is for students to make a successful transition into post-secondary training and/or the workforce.
Who We Serve
Excel Alaska provides activities for Jr. High/High School student in 7 rural school districts from the Lower Yukon and Kuskokwim region. EXCEL Alaska offers approximately 500 student opportunities per year. The program is open to students grades 7 through 12+ (up to age 21). The session/intensives range from 4 to 30 days, depending on the training provided, and age/grade level of the participant.
District Partners include:
- Kuspuk School District
- Lower Yukon School District
- Yupiit School District
- Kashunamiut School District
- Lower Kuskokwim School District
- Yukon Koyukuk School District
- Iditarod Area School District
When and where EXCEL Alaska operates
EXCEL Alaska operates year-round, holding foundational sessions, as well as high school math, science, and English credit recovery and post-secondary preparation session in Anchorage. The bridging camps are held at different post-secondary campuses such as AVTEC and Kenai Peninsula College and the Career and Technical Education Camps (welding, carpentry, aviation, heavy equipment operations, process technology, and emergency trauma training) may held in Aniak, Kenai, Seward, or Palmer. Specialty camps may also be held at partner sites such as the Mining and Petroleum Training Service in Delta Junction.
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