WHO WE ARE

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Alaska EXCEL is a key component in supplementing CTE curriculum in rural Alaska school districts. Provided with our unique educational opportunities, students are able to experience career exploration starting in the 7th grade and can continue until the summer following high school graduation.

Focusing on careers relevant to their regions, participants may explore jobs in health care, construction, heavy equipment operating, aviation, culinary arts, maritime, and more! Foundational sessions hone in on life skills, such as leadership and healthy living, all the while working on employability skills.

Some of the other sessions, such as College Prep and Credit Recovery help students prepare for life and goals beyond high school.

WE PREPARE ADOLESCENTS FOR SUCCESS THROUGH...

foundational

FOUNDATIONAL
SESSIONS

  • Grades 7 through 12
  • Life & employability skills
  • Urban awareness
specialty

SPECIALTY
SESSIONS

  • Career exploration
  • Post-secondary preparation
  • Job-relevant certifications
college

COLLEGE &
CAREERS

  • Test preparation
  • Scholarships
  • Financial aid
  • Cover letter & resume building

MARK YOUR CALENDAR

JOIN US FOR THESE GREAT EVENTS!

EXCEL 9 – Jan 11, 2023

6 days, January 11-16 Open to 9th graders – 56 students FRESHMEN ADVANCE to the introduction of the career world through interactive field trips and tours. Participants find out more ...
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EXCEL 7 – Jan 24, 2023

4 days, January 24-27 Open to 7th graders – 56 students 7TH GRADERS BEGIN their journey with Alaska EXCEL with the immersion of leadership training. EXCEL 7 participants leave with ...
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EXCEL 8 – Feb 6, 2023

5 days, February 6-10 Open to 8th graders – 56 students 8TH GRADERS LEARN to expand on their leadership skills through fine tuning competencies gained in EXCEL 7. Students also ...
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EXCEL 12 & Drivers School – Feb 27, 2023

11 days, February 27-March 9 Open to 12th graders – 52 students SENIORS PREPARE for life after high school. They apply many crucial soft skills learned from past sessions to ...
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Intro to Aviation CTE – Feb 27, 2023

11 days, February 27-March 9 In this 10-day program, 10TH through 12TH grade students will learn key aviation foundation concepts, complete a discovery flight and introduction to ground school course. ...
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EXCEL Intermediate CTE – Mar 23, 2023

12 days, March 23-April 3 Open to vetted 10-12th graders – 56 students Intro to Aviation, Intro to Aviation Maintenance
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Academic Olympics – Apr 11, 2023

4 days, April 11-14 Open to 7-12th graders - 150 students  Join us in Aniak, show us your academic skills! Be a champion.
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CTMJ Futures Fair – Apr 24, 2023

6 days, April 24-29 Open to vetted 12th graders - 56 students College, Trades, Military, & Jobs Futures Fair!
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EXCEL 9 – May 8, 2023

5 days, May 8-12 How to Be a High School Student Open to 9th graders – 56 students
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Check out our full list of events.

STUDENT SUCCESS STORIES

Through the years that we've been helping Alaskan youth develop the skills that they need to succeed in life, we've helped scores of young adults create some pretty awesome success stories.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Doyon is a proud supporter of Alaska EXCEL- their rural programming and focus on our youth will grow immeasurable benefits, not just for our shareholder students, but also for our communities and State.

TANYA KAQUATOSH
Senior VP of Administration
Doyon, Limited

The activities were fun and helped me love myself.

Alaska EXCEL Student

The Alaska EXCEL program works great for our youth in the village. Alaska EXCEL gives them a better start into adulthood. I am very happy that my son is able to be a part of this program!

JOHN CHI
Parent of Alaska EXCEL Student
Mountain Village

I'm so grateful we have this program for our kids here in Nenana, it's about time.

NENANA HS PARENT

I learned how to incorporate a daily workout into my schedule—it was the most valuable health skill I learned during this session.

Alaska EXCEL Student

Alaska Excel is an amazing way for students to connect with each other, learn about leadership and employability skills. Their partnerships, caring methods and ability to connect with students is nothing short of miraculous.

T. CALKIN
Transition Coordinator
Nenana School

Alaska Excel is one of the best resources available to rural Alaskan youth. From caring and well-rounded staff to engaging and practical classes, the program is truly a service to our youth as well as the future of Alaska.

TIA SHOEMAKER
Rural Alaskan Educator
Talkeetna

Alaska EXCEL is an awesome program that youth can join to experience what opportunities are out there. With EXCEL students learn what hard work & dedication brings. All they need is the willingness to get the job done themselves, andEXCEL will be alongside them helping them thru their journey.

PAUL LITTLEFISH
Parent of Alaska EXCEL Student
Kalskag

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