Specialty Sessions

EXCEL Alaska’s specialty sessions are designed to give participants hands-on training and experience in a career field in which they are interested, allow them to apply what they learn in the classroom to solve real-life problems or prepare for post-secondary education opportunities.

 

Academic Decathlon and Personal Finance Fair

Competition in Math, Science, Speech, Essay, Social Studies, Keyboarding, Constructive Engineering, Super Quiz, and other fun academic activities.

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CTE Carpentry Camp

Students become NCCER Core certified in a 2-week long camp.

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CTE Heavy Equipment Operations Camp

Students become NCCER Core certified in a 2-week long camp.

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CTE Welding Camp

Students become NCCER Core certified in a 2-week long camp.

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Math Science Expedition

Students study real life math and science on a 10-day rafting trip down the Aniak River.

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Summer XL Camp

This 30-day camp offers hands-on training in a variety of career pathway, such as welding, carpentry, process technology, or emergency trauma technology, culinary arts and more. EXCEL also offers college and training school prep throughout this session.

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Introduction to Aviation

Students will learn key aviation foundation concepts, complete a discovery flight and an instrument instruction course and have the opportunity to tour UAA’s Aviation program and local businesses in the aviation industry.

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EXCEL Ground School

Participants in Ground School will complete a 30-day camp where they will have the opportunity to complete 4 hours of logged flight time, receive Ground School instruction, become endorsed to take the FAA written exam and have the opportunity to earn their Student Pilot Certificate.

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Post-Secondary Prep and Credit Recovery

This session is designed to give 11th and 12th grade students the extra help they might need in either Math or Language Arts to graduate from high school, as well as prepare student for post-secondary entrance exams.

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Driver’s Education

Students will prepare to pass their driving test to earn a driver’s license. Once students have completed the course, they will have the opportunity to take their road test with the DMV.

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Industry Boot Camp

Students will have the opportunity to take courses and tests to earn certificates necessary for a career in a variety of Alaska’s industries.

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Post-Secondary Mini-Bridging Sessions

Students get the opportunity to explore the various programs held at several post-secondary campuses while experiencing dorm life.

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