Gifted Program

Gifted Mentorships

About the program

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2015-16 mentorship application

‌Applications are being accepted through April 24, 2015 at 3 p.m. for the 2015-16 school year. The second deadline will be September 11, 2015 at 3 p.m. See the Application Page for additional information and materials.

Application page »

The Gifted Mentorship program is for the exceptional 11th and 12th grade high school student who has the self-discipline and interest to pursue independent study under the direction of a professional/ expert in a field of great interest to the student. The mentor program is a part of the district's Gifted Program.


Mentorship study programs are for high-ability, high-achieving students who often have completed all advanced coursework available at the high school level or who are currently enrolled in coursework that applies to their area of interest. The program gives motivated, mature high school students an idea of what it is like to work in a field of their interest by being teamed with a professional who acts as their mentor during a 45- to 60-hour program.


The mentor, the student, and the coordinator design a curriculum of activities and projects that expose the student to real-life work situations as well as the latest information and technology in the field. The mentorship is usually completed in ninety days. Meeting times are arranged when it works best for the mentor and the student: usually after school and on in-service days. Students receive half an elective credit for the mentorship when they successfully complete a range of requirements.



Paper and penStudents must submit an application, meet test and grade criteria, have two recommendations and be interviewed to participate in the Gifted Mentorships Program.

Requirements and application »



Check markStudents must complete several requirements in order to receive credit for their mentorship.

Completion requirements »



HelpGet answers to frequently asked questions including information about what is expected, finding mentors, the time frame to complete mentorships and more.


Contact us


5530 E. Northern Lights Blvd.

Anchorage, AK 99504


Gifted Mentorships Coordinator

Amber Jaasma

907-742-3841 (office)

907-529-1479 (cell/text)