All-Alaskan Academy


All-Alaska Academy provides direct student services to secondary students throughout the state.  Aligned with state standards and taught by highly effective instructors, the All-Alaska Academy improves student achievement through experiential learning activities.

Week-long sessions are based in Juneau where secondary students travel from around the state to explore and experience state government, job shadow in a field of interest. Students are accompanied by a district teacher/chaperone, and housed at the Juneau International Hostel.  After an activity-filled day students are able to explore optional evening activities such as swimming, rock climbing, skating, movies or shopping.

Schools and school districts throughout Alaska are invited to apply for attendance at
All-Alaska Academy sessions by submitting a Letter of Intent.  AAA tuition of $850/student and $650/teacher/chaperone covers ground transportation, materials, instruction, field trips, meals and housing during Alaska Close Up and Career Connections sessions.  Tuition does not cover travel to and from Juneau.

Alaska Close Up (9 – 12 grade), Junior Alaska Close Up (7 – 8 grade), and Government Internship (11 – 12 grade Alaska Close Up alumni)
These programs provide students with  hands-on experience in Alaska’s capitol to learn how  the Legislative, Executive, and Judicial branches work together to govern our state.  Students meet and work with their legislators on local community projects, study actual bills being discussed, observe legislative sessions and practice government in committee simulation and a mock legislative session. Students who have previously attended Alaska Close Up are eligible to return as Government Interns, where they job shadow in various government offices.

Career Connections  (11th – 12th grade) Job Shadowing and (7th – 10th grade) Career Awareness
. Career Connections provides students with a real-world look at a variety of job sites and offers career exploration and educational opportunities. Students have classes in career exploration, job-seeking skills and traits of good employees. They learn how to use AKCIS and ALEXsys tools to explore careers and educational opportunities and prepare job seeking documents. 7th – 10th grade Career Awareness students Career Awareness students have additional workplace and educational field trips and spend more classroom time in career preparation. 11th – 12th grade Job Shadow Job Shadow students spend the major part of three days shadowing at a place of business related to their career interest.

Students may earn one university credit and teachers can earn three professional development credits.