ABOUT US

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Mission
Alaska EXCEL 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.

Vision
By 2040, Alaska EXCEL will be the standard for success in experience-based learning.


About Us
Alaska EXCEL, 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 are for students to make a successful transition into post-secondary training and/or the workforce.

Who We Serve
Alaska EXCEL provides activities for Jr. High/High School students in 7 rural school districts from the Lower Yukon and Kuskokwim region. Alaska EXCEL 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 the age/grade level of the participant.

District Partners include:

  • Iditarod Area School District
  • Kashunamiut School District
  • Kuspuk School District
  • Lower Kuskokwim School District
  • North Slope Borough School District
  • Yukon Koyukuk School District
  • Yupiit School District

When and where Alaska EXCEL operates

Alaska EXCEL 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 be held in Kenai, Seward, or Palmer. Specialty camps may also be held at partner sites such as the Mining and Petroleum Training Service in Delta Junction.

Core Purpose

  • Education for Life

Core Values

  • Student-Centered: What we do is about our students, for our students, and driven by our student needs
  • Experience: Learning by doing
  • Relevance: Connect learning to life
  • Loyalty: We are always there for our students and our partners