High School Equivalency/High School Diploma (HSE/HSD)
One of our top goals at the Alaska Job Corps Center is to ensure that every qualified student obtains his or her HSE/HSD prior to leaving the center. Students who don’t already have a high school diploma upon their arrival at Alaska Job Corps will be assessed and scheduled into a program that best suits them.
The center provides a High School Equivalency program that students are enrolled in if they obtain Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) scores of 10.5. The center also offers two high school diploma tracks. One is an on-line program through Penn Foster Online high School. The other is through the American Charter Academy in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District.
Center staff will work with each student to determine the program they qualify for.
English Language Learning
Students needing to learn English can enter our English Language Learning (ELL) program. Students in the ELL program are tested regularly to determine their language proficiency levels.
Tutoring programs are available where students are tutored in math, reading, science, social studies, and writing by instructors or by fellow students (Peer Student Tutors). Students interested in getting into a tutoring program may contact their instructors or the Academic Manager.
The College Program is an advanced training program we offer through partnerships with Mat-Su Community College and University of Alaska. To qualify for this program, a student must have a high school diploma or GED (from our center or another educational facility) and have successfully completed a vocational trade at Job Corps.
Benefits of the College Program include:
- academic advisement, mentoring, and tutoring
- paid tuition, fees, books, and supplies
- housing and recreation
- meals provided by Job Corps, on-and-off center
- transportation to and from college of choice
Driver's Education is available to all students needing an Alaska driver's license. The class combines driving time in a center-owned vehicle and class time. Permits and licensing fees for students are paid for by the center. Arrangements for students to take the written and road examinations are also handled by the center.