Counseling and Guidance
School Counselor Role
School Counselors play an integral part in student learning by assisting students to acquire the necessary skills, knowledge, and attitudes needed to become effective students, responsible citizens, productive workers, and lifelong learners. The goal of counselors is to increase students' awareness about themselves and the workplace of tomorrow and aid students in how to plan for the future.
After high school
Explore options to continue your education after high school. Get info about trade apprenticeships, earning a degree, joining the military or finding work.
Aid and scholarships
The Financial Aid and Scholarships page provides links and resources to assist in paying for college and career training.
- Basic needs
- Mental health / counseling
- Family resources
- Resource list
Alaska Measures of Progress (AMP)
The Alaska Measures of Progress (AMP) assessment measures the extent to which students are meeting the Alaska English Language Arts and Mathematics Standards. These standards were adopted in 2012. The AMP assessment is administered toward the spring of each year to all students in grades 3-10.×
Career and College Readiness Assessments (ACT, SAT and WorkKeys)
The ACT, SAT and WorkKeys are career and college readiness assessments. Students who seek a diploma are required to participate in one of the career and college readiness assessments. The Alaska Department of Education & Early Development will provide funding for the fee of the administration for each secondary student within two years of the student's expected graduation.
WorkKeys link ×
Contact your school's Counseling office.
The Scholarship List page contains an extensive list of scholarships that may be of special interest to Anchorage area students. Consult the list for scholarship information, amounts funded and application materials.
See the Counseling calendar for special college and career events.
- Graduation requirements
- Program of Studies
- Alaska Performance Scholarship (APS)
- National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
- Alaska Career Information System (AKCIS)
- Scholarship information