Summer XL Bridging Camp

The Summer XL Bridging Camp is for grades 10-12 (and recent graduates). It is a relevant, hands-on, intensive learning camp held on a post-secondary campus, such as AVTEC or Kenai Peninsula College. Students stay on campus to experience dorm life and prepare for their future. Students can choose from a variety of trainings, such as Aviation, Carpentry, Culinary Arts, Welding, Process, Technology, or Emergency Trauma Technician, depending on the hosting campus. Below are the highlights student may experience.

  • Complete a resume, cover letter, job application, and mock interview
  • Attend classes
  • Take credit recovery classes in math and English
  • Prepare for post-secondary exams including, ACCUPLACER, Tabe, WorkKeys, ASVAB, and ACT
  • Complete a real-life budgeting activity
  • Take the ACCUPLACER Assessment (a placement requirement for UAA and KPC)
  • Meet with the Admissions and Financial Aid Departments
  • Study for and take the Driver’s Permit and Driver’s License Exams
  • Complete drug and Alcohol prevention training
  • Complete suicide awareness and prevention training
  • Complete an out-door leadership trip to learn and apply leadership skills
Carpentry Class NCCER Core

Work hard, play harder!
Leadership Training

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Summer EXCEL 2018
  • Vocational Training.  Students can choose from the following options (these vary depending on the hosting campus)
    • Business & Office Technology
    • Culinary Arts
    • Heavy Diesel Mechanics
    • Introduction to Aviation
    • Introduction to Medical Careers
    • Marine Engines & Fabrication
    • Maritime
    • NCCER Carpentry

Email Tony Wilson ( for a Summer XL application

  • WHO: Alaska students grade 9 (just finishing) – 12 grade and recent graduates
  • WHAT: Summer XL program (relevant and intensive hands-on learning)
  • WHERE: Alaska Pacific University
  • WHEN: please inquire (
  • WHY: To promote the growth of Alaska’s future workforce
  • Credit Recovery — Students can obtain 0.5 credits in HS Math or HS English.
    • English – The goal of this course is to provide you with the strategies necessary to master all levels and types of reading for school and for the workplace. This class is organized so you can succeed if you carry out the assignments.  In other words, anyone can build their reading skills if they will put the time and concentration into it.  To do well at college-level work, one must have quite good reading skills, including how to build your vocabulary and your comprehension. This course will also help you improve your skills for any writing you do.  We will be doing a lot of work on sentence construction and grammar.  The purpose of this is to build your mechanical skills in writing so you will be able to write papers to meet the expectations of your instructors.
    • Math — Algebra I – Thoroughly covers addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division of real numbers including exponents, square roots, and orders of operation. Students will also understand properties of real numbers, simplifying expressions, solving linear equations, solving for slope when given two points, and creating linear equations in y-intercept form.  Algebra II requires a solid foundation in elementary algebra. It includes sets of inequalities and interval notation, absolute value equations and inequalities, graphs of equations, functions of graphs, graphing and solving linear and quadratic functions, solving systems of equations using substitution and elimination method, solving applied problems using two equations and two variables, factoring trinomials, and applications of polynomial equations and functions.  College Prep Math — A 35-hour intensive review of math concepts. Covers pre-algebra and elementary algebra topics to prepare qualified students to potentially improve their math course placement. Students should have a history of being successful in equivalent levels of math, although they may not recall enough information to place well on the placement test. Students who are successful in this class have the possibility of advancing through one or two semesters of developmental math. Prerequisites: Placement into DEVM F054 or DEVM F055.
  • Career /Transition Planning – Students will work specifically on career placement and transition planning, including post-secondary readiness preparation, job shadowing, job interviewing practice, budgeting lessons, financial aid, and scholarship opportunities.  PLCP will be developed.  Students will also explore careers utilizing AKCIS and local businesses.
  • Driver’s Education – We will tailor to your needs, whether you are looking to just obtain a State ID, AK Driver’s Permit, Provisional AK Driver’s Permit, or an AK Driver’s License.  Those with a permit in hand can participate in 6 hours of actual driving experience and take the DMV written and road test to possibly earn an AK Driver’s License.
  • Employability/Leadership/Soft Skills Training – Students will participate in activities focused on communication, teamwork, problem-solving, consensus building, time management, work ethic, safety, self-discipline, and more!