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King Tech & Alaska Middle College February Open House Registration and Schedule

Greetings ASD Students and Families,

I am reaching out to you to share fantastic school opportunities for students and to invite you to our open house, Thursday, February 29. Please see the registration process and schedule of events at the end of this letter.

It is time for you to start scheduling your courses for next year. I am reaching out to encourage you to strongly consider the unique opportunities for students at King Tech High School (KTHS) and The Alaska Middle College School (AMCS). If you are entering 11th or 12th grade you are eligible for KTHS and/or AMCS.

KTHS and AMCS are schools of excellence that offer access to post-secondary study while in high school.

King Tech: If you are seeking a career or technical school (CTE) after high school then King Tech High School is for you! Many of the KTHS career and technical education classes have industry recognized certifications and university dual credit attached. Many of our students enter the workforce straight from high school earning respectable wages with invitations for career advancement. We have many students who utilize the dual credit option by attending UAA for more advanced credentials. In addition, we have students who earn an apprenticeship opportunity with a trade union. The learning environment at KTHS is built on problem and project-based learning with a hands-on approach. Our students communicate that they have found “the fun” in school through our approach to learning.

KTHS has a full-time program available for students looking for smaller class sizes and a more career focused educational experience. Students who enter the full-time program complete academic credit toward graduation while taking a technical class. We have a talented staff of academic teachers who deliver a high quality and engaging learning experience.

The King Tech part-time option is for students who want to remain connected to their high school part of the day while taking a CTE course at King Tech.

We have AMCS students who take King Tech CTE classes in addition to their UAA college coursework.

AMCS: If you are seeking to launch college early, then the Alaska Middle College School is for you! AMCS is a UAA college immersion experience. All UAA college courses are paid for by the Anchorage School District. Students who successfully complete college courses earn college and high school credit toward graduation. All new to AMCS students participate in a college advisory course supported by an ASD teacher. The advisory course is designed to help students with organization, planning, math, writing, research, communication with professors, and career planning. AMCS students graduate on average with 24 or more college credits with some students earning 60 or more college credits. The UAA credits are fully transferrable to colleges in and out of state. Many graduates either continue at UAA or accept offers from other universities in and outside of Alaska.

 

 

AMCS offers two types of tracks to students: 

 

Degree: Offers access to courses that lead to an associate of arts, an associate of applied arts, or a bachelor’s degree.  

  • Participates fully in AMCS, no classes at home high school 
  • Enrolls in up to 4 or 5 college courses
  • Attend two advisories (academic support for writing and math) 

Certificate: Offers access to health programs that can lead to certifications or occupational endorsement certificates in Certified Nurses Aide, Medical Office Coding, Medical Assisting, and Dental Assisting

  • Participate in half day at home high school (3 courses)/semester 
  • Enrolls in 1 or 2 college courses 
  • Attend advisory (academic support course) 

All our students receive career and college planning opportunities through our Career and College Resource Center. We excel in preparing students for the workforce and postsecondary education, and we help students find and fund their future!

Please take a moment and visit our websites for more information about the unique qualities of our schools.

King Tech: https://www.asdk12.org/kingtech

AMCS: https://www.asdk12.org/amcs

Please plan to attend the KTHS and AMCS open house event on Thursday, February 29 from 6-8 PM.

RSVP here: https://forms.gle/eJwfeC5Cq1NZSnpz5

KTHS & AMCS Open House Format

Date: Thursday, February 29

Time: 6 PM – 8 PM

  1. Please park in the North facing lot, if the lot is full, please park in the west side parking lot.
  2. There will be signs on the walkway directing you to Meeting Room 1 for check-in.
  3. The open house will begin in Meeting room 1 with a welcome address from the principal, staff introductions, and an overview of King Tech and AMCS.
  4. After the Meeting Room 1 event, students and parents will visit the classrooms of their choice. There will be three 15-minute classroom visits with a 5-minute passing period between each session.
  5. If this opportunity does not work with your schedule, please let us know and we will help you obtain the information you need for King Tech and AMCS.

 

Open House Event Schedule

King Tech Schedule:

6:00-6:30                       Guest check-in & Independent Tours

6:30-6:50                     Principal Welcome in Meeting Room 1            

6:55-7:10                       Classroom Visit 1

7:10-7:15                        Passing

7:15-7:30                       Classroom Visit 2

7:30-7:35                       Passing

7:35-7:50                       Classroom Visit 3

Alaska Middle College Schedule:

6:00-6:15                       Guest check-in & Independent Tours

6:20-7:00                     AMCS Presentation Group 1 in the Wolf Den             

7:15-7:50                       AMCS Presentation Group 2 in the Wolf Den             

We look forward to meeting with you!

 

Sincerely ~ Dr. Kern McGinley, Principal