ASD Gifted Mentorship 2020/21

**Attention Sophomores and Juniors:  Would you like to explore a career and earn credit?  The Gifted Mentorship Program will begin accepting applications for the 2020-21 school year on February 1, 2020  You must meet GPA, coursework, and standardized test score requirements to qualify.  Students spend 45-60 hours with a mentor in their field of interest and complete various assignments, including a final project.  Mentorships are available in many fields, including healthcare and engineering.**

Visit the website for more information:
https://www.asdk12.org/giftedmentorship

or contact the coordinator, Amber Jaasma, jaasma_amber@asdk12.org (907) 742-3841

Amber Jaasma, M.Ed.
Gifted Mentorship Coordinator, Gifted Education
Anchorage School District
5530 E. Northern Lights Blvd.
Anchorage, AK 99504

Joint Science Education Project to Greenland

HIGH SCHOOL POLAR SCIENCE PROGRAM OPPORTUNITY
REMINDER: Applications are due January 31, 2020.
We want to remind you of our exciting polar science program currently available to 11th grade high school students called the Joint Science Education Project (JSEP) to Greenland. JSEP is supported by a National Science Foundation grant to Dartmouth College. Travel, lodging and meals are provided at no cost to selected students.

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO APPLY?
Competitive applicants must possess a strong interest in the natural sciences, passion for learning, sense of adventure and openness to other cultures. Applicant must be a current high school junior and a U.S. citizen.

Review the Program Requirements and Eligibility here.

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Learn More About The Program Here

View the Application

King Tech 3rd session classes in the spring

KING TECH HIGH SCHOOL AFTERNOON SESSION
FOR STUDENTS IN GRADES 10 THROUGH 12

Great News! King Tech High School is offering a 3rd session. Starting on Monday,
January 13, King Tech will be offering a number of Career and Technical Education
courses after school at King Tech. The 3rd session will run for 8 weeks, Monday
through Friday, from 3-5pm. Bus transportation will be provided. The courses are
worth a .5 elective credit and a letter grade for completing the course. Please see your
counselor (MARIANNE) to register and please visit our website for more details.

Students enroll in one class and the following classes are offered:
 Health Occupations Essentials
 Intro to Aviation Technology
 Intro to Aviation Maintenance
 Intro to Carpentry
 Intro to Welding
 Intro to Construction Electricity
 Intro to Small Engines
 Culinary and Hospitality Foundations
 Rural Criminal Justice
 Emergency Trauma Technician (ETT)
 Computer Technology: Keyboarding and Word Basics
 Horticulture
 Film, Audio, and Video Production

School counselor news

We are in the last week of regular classes for this semester and intensives are starting next Monday. It is exciting to have two weeks of fun before the start of winter break and I hope the excitement will carry over to fun activities over the break.

MAP testing – some students will be doing the MAP assessment Friday December 6th during registration.The staff at Steller chose registration day for the testing to minimize impact on instruction. Students have received a note and testing time is 10:30. The testing is mandated and students who don’t participate Friday will be pulled out for testing during intensives. The test typically takes 45 – 90 minutes. I will also let students take the test prior to Friday needed. If you have a child in grades 7, 8 or 9, please ask them if they received a note about testing Friday.

PSAT scores are arriving soon and I will post a note in the hallway and let advisors know when they arrive. Students can also log in to their College Board account and some may receive and email or a text that their scores are available. I recommend that students look at areas of weakness and strength and prepare accordingly for the SAT.

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Smith College Virtual Information Sessions

Greetings from Smith,
The Office of Admission invites school counselors and prospective students to join us for virtual information sessions, through Zoom, to learn all about the extraordinary opportunities and resources at Smith. Please click the link of your preferred date (listed below) to register.
If you are not familiar with Zoom, it’s easy – all you’ll need is a computer, tablet, mobile device, or telephone to connect to the session. Once you register for a session, the confirmation email will provide explicit instructions as to how to connect to the virtual school visit.

November 26  (3:30 – 4:30 PM EDT)

December 10  (3:30 – 4:30 PM EDT)
December 17  (3:30 – 4:30 PM EDT)

January 7  (3:30 – 4:30 PM EDT)
January 21  (3:30 – 4:30 PM EDT)

February 4  (3:30 – 4:30 PM EDT)
February 18  (3:30 – 4:30 PM EDT)

March 3  (3:30 – 4:30 PM EDT)
March 17  (3:30 – 4:30 PM EDT)
March 31  (3:30 – 4:30 PM EDT)

April 14  (3:30 – 4:30 PM EDT)
April 28  (3:30 – 4:30 PM EDT)

Smith College has provided women of high ability and promise an education of uncompromising quality since 1871. A world-class faculty of scholars are fully engaged in students’ intellectual development, and an open curriculum encourages students to explore many fields of knowledge. Mentors for scholarship, leadership and service help students observe different models of achievement so students can set their own course with conviction and confidence.
Visit our website to learn more about Smith
Please feel free to email Nikki Chambers with any questions/concerns!

Nikki Chambers
Associate Director
Office of Admission
Smith College

Registration Is Open for the November 2 SAT

Seniors,
Are you planning to attend one of the University of Alaska Universities?
Do you still need to take the SAT? Please sign up for the November 2nd test to have your scores ready for the admissions process. The next opportunity to take the SAT is in March. 
 
UA prospective students should apply early January for admissions by February 15, which is the deadline for admissions to be eligible for institutional grants and scholarships. 
 
The SAT is also used as a placement test for English.