• How do you find the "best" college for you? Check out this article 

    Take the Accuplacer test with Susy to qualify for UAA WRTG A111, our Senior English class at Polaris in 2018-19. Email or talk to her to set up a test time.

    Colleges are rethinking the admissions process - check out this report from Harvard University which offers recommendations on how colleges will​

    √ Assess students’ ethical engagement and contributions to others in ways that reflect varying types of family and community contributions across race, culture and class.
    √ Promote more meaningful contributions to others, community service and engagement with the public good


    Are you thinking about attending UAA after high school? Do you need help getting started?  Attend UAA"s preview day this fall! These events are designed specifically for high school juniors and seniors and their guests and will help you get ready to go at UAA. 
    Preview Days offer students and their guests the opportunity to experience firsthand all that UAA has to offer. Students will attend a mock class, workshops on admissions and financial aid, and will be able to speak with current students about campus life as well as UAA faculty about academic programs. Guests will be able to speak with UAA administrators and will also attend workshops on admissions and financial aid.

    Turning the Tide Inspiring: Concern for Others and the Common Good through College Admissions
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    ​√ Redefine achievement in ways that both level the playing field for economically diverse students and reduce excessive achievement pressure.

    Univ of Alaska
    The Discover UAF: Inside Out program is our most comprehensive preview day. Students and parents will have the opportunity to ask questions, get answers and experience life at UAF during Inside Out, a preview event designed to let you see what the University of Alaska Fairbanks is all about--from the inside out. We'll turn the university inside out so you can get the real story on financial aid, the admission process, classes and professors at UAF, extracurricular fun, and our outstanding academic programs.

    The 8 life skills all 18-year-olds should have ​An interesting read - we know you're ready to graduate, but can you check off this list?

    Alaska Pacific
    Attend APU's open house this fall. Tour campus, attend “mini classes” in areas like Marine Biology, Outdoor Studies, Psychology, and Business, and find out more about our Nordic Ski and Early Honors programs. Lunch is provided. Register online at:
    Meet your graduation requirements for English, US Government, Economics and more by taking UAA classes, and earn college and high school credit simultaneously.
    See Susy for more information.

    Student loans? Grants? Scholarships? Expected Family Contribution? FAFSA? Is your head spinning with thoughts about how to pay for post-secondary education? The folks at Alaska Commission on Post Secondary Education's Success Center in the Dimond Center and University Mall have a treasure trove of information.

    Seniors - Sign up now to take the SAT or ACT exam this fall, to give you a baseline for your scores. Remember, the Alaska Performance Scholarship and most colleges/universities require a certain level of performance on these college entrance exams.