The First-Year Alaska Academy has been postponed from Summer 2020 to Summer 2021.
2020 has been quite the whirlwind! This spring we visited 18 of our 30 targeted communities in rural Alaska. It was amazing to travel and meet so many interested students! Our recruiting travel was cut short due to the travel restrictions in place due to the Coronavirus. This has changed the timeline of our recruiting efforts. After a quiet summer having postponed our First Year Alaska Academy, we are starting to re-focus our energy on recruiting. Unfortunately, we won’t be doing any in-person recruiting, but we will do our best to connect with students via distance. Applications for Interior students as well as students from Nuiqsut, Wainwright, and Point Hope will be due on October 1st.
We are so excited to see your application! Our recruiting plans have changed due to the Coronavirus. If we didn’t make it to your school we apologize. Applications for Interior students and students from Point Hope, Wainwright, and Nuiqsut are still open.
Applications will close on the following dates.
- Northwest Arctic – Closed.
- North Slope – Closed.
- Point Hope, Wainwright, and Nuiqsut – October 1st, 2020.
- Interior – October 1st, 2020.
- Open to rural 8th and 9th grade students from the North Slope, Northwest Arctic, and Interior.
- Write a short essay
- Submit school transcripts
- Provide a teacher recommendation