Summer Programs 2022

  • There are a number district-wide summer programs in the Mat-Su serving several different needs; high school credit recovery, high school accelerated learning, pre K-12 special education extended school year, individual school programs and summer camps for coding, TAG, IEA and Migrant students. Each program has different dates, times, and purposes. Please scroll to the bottom of the page to see all offerings.



COVID-19 Health Guidelines for Face-to-Face Summer Programs

  • Please click here for a comprehensive list health and safety practices that will be used by MSBSD staff during face-to-face summer school programs. Click here for the voluntary Antigen Testing Consent Form. Please have your student return the form to his/her summer teacher if opting in to the antigen testing.

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Extended School Year (ESY)

  • 2022 Special Education Extended School Year

    Purpose: For those who qualify under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

    Dates: TBD

    Model: In person only, unless otherwise determined

    ESY COVID Mitigation Plan

    *There will be no break for the 4th of July week, sessions will run 4 consecutive weeks.

    Classes held three days a week, only on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays

    Schools & Times

    Wasilla High School, Morning Session 9:15 AM to 11:45 AM, Afternoon Session 1:15 PM to 3:45 PM

    Iditarod Elementary, Morning Session 9:15 AM to 11:45 AM, Afternoon Session 1:15 PM to 3:45 PM

    Willow Elementary, AM session only

    Su-Valley High School, AM session only

    Summary: Special Education Extended School Year (ESY) is for students with Individual Education Plans (IEP) and is a federally mandated option for students who meet eligibility for these services. ESY services are available to any student with an IEP,  who qualifies, from Preschool through the age of 22. Eligibility is determined annually through the IEP process. The focus of ESY is to maintain progress on identified IEP goals. ESY services are provided in the area of academics and related services. 




  • Open to all MSBSD Students in grades 8-11 (seats are limited)


    Introduction to Career Pathways Program (CTE)

    Purpose: Students eligible for Title IC-Migrant and Title VI Indian Education are invited to participate in our 2022 Summer Introduction to Career Pathways Program. The program will offer 3 different CTE courses allowing students the opportunity to earn 0.5 high school credit.

    Dates: May 31st – June 24th, 2022

    Model: Supervised hands-on instruction

    Enrollment: Invitation only – current IEA and Migrant eligible students grades 8-11. 

    CTE Summer Intensive Application Survey 

    contact or 907-761-4037

    Schools & Times 

    Colony High School - Introduction to Engines, 8:00-11:30 AM

    Mat-Su Career & Technical High School - Intro to Health Careers, 8:00-11:30 AM

    Wasilla High School - Intro to Construction Trades, 8:00 - 11:30 AM


    Open to all MSBSD Students in grades 6-9


    YouCubed in the Mat-Su (Summer Math Program)

    Purpose: Students eligible for Title IC – Migrant and Title VI - IEA are invited to participate in supervised hands-on instruction.

    Dates: May 31st - June 24th, 2022

    Model: Supervised hands-on instruction and workshops

    Enrollment: Invitation only – current Migrant and Indian Education Program eligible students entering grades 6-9.  

    YouCubed Application Survey

    Contact or 907-761-4037

     Schools & Times

    Colony Middle School, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

    Palmer Jr. Middle School, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

    Redington Jr. Senior High School, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

    Teeland Middle School, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm

    Wasilla Middle School, 9:00 am - 2:30 pm


    Knik Tribal Council Fish Camp (Knik Shan Qayeh)

    Purpose: All Alaska Native/American Indian students are invited to participate in Knik Tribal Council’s Shan Qayeh Culture and Fish Camp.

    Dates: TBD

    Model: Supervised hands-on instruction and workshops

    Enrollment: Applications available from Knik Tribal Council

    Schools & Times

    Knik Elementary – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

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Accelerated Learning

  • 2022 Middle School & High School Accelerated Learning

    Purpose: For middle and high school students who want to accelerate

    Dates: May 31st to July 22nd, 2022

    Final Exam Days:  July 21st and 22nd.

    Model: At home, independent study, online learning.  Communication with an online teacher. 

    Online Learning Platforms: Apex Learning and eDynamic Learning

    Enrollment:  Enroll online through ParentVue.

    Once in ParentVUE, click on the "Online Registration" button in the upper right hand corner.

    Below your student's name, click the drop down to select the online packet you would like.

    Choose 2021-2021 Summer MSBSD SS Acceleration Application

    Proctored Testing through Zoom

    List of Available Courses

    Requirements: HS Courses must be completed by July 22nd to earn summer credit for sports eligibility.

    Guidance: HS students who select this option need to be self-motivated and highly dedicated to meeting assignment dates in order to be successful. This option condenses an 18 week course into 8 weeks. Students must dedicate several hours per day to coursework and assignments in order to complete the course on time.


    907-715-9250 mobile (texting is preferred)

Burchell High School

  • Academy of Blended Learning Education is offering four weeks of in-person credit recovery from (Dates to be determined) at Burchell High School.  Any students who were in the ABLE program this year can join and continue earning credits towards graduation.  Students will have the chance to move from one course to the next with multiple teachers available for help.  Busing and lunch will be provided.  Students can attend all day or take a morning or afternoon session.  Students must enroll online at the Burchell High School website when enrollment opens in April.  All courses taken in ABLE are credit recovery and do not meet the NCAA criteria for athletic or academic scholarships for Division I or II. 

    Purpose: Credit Recovery and Continued Credit Acquisition

    Dates: See school specific dates/times below.

    Model: In person learning with teachers

    Online Learning Platform: Summit Learning, Apex Learning, Google Classroom

    Enrollment: enroll at the BHS website in April

    Meals: lunch provided

    Transportation: busing provided

    School & Times

    BHS Summer School: 


    Tuesdays - Fridays

    8:45 - 2:30

    WMS Summer School:


    Tuesdays - Fridays

    9:00 - 2:45

    Wasilla Middle School will be offering students the chance to both catch up in their math and reading skills, while having some fun in art and creative projects!  This is an extension of our LEAD After-School program, so if your student had a positive experience in after-school this year, we will multiply the learning and fun in LEAD Summer School!  Students will get the chance to work on creative projects and improve their reading and math skills with expert teachers over the course of three weeks.

    Contact: 907-864-2600

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UAA Summer Engineering Academies

  • STEM-themed summer ACADEMIES being offered in-person or ONLINE by UAA. Week-long camps for students entering grades 3-12.

    Sessions may include:

    • 3D Modeling
    • Coding with Scratch
    • Coding with Minecraft
    • Corrosion
    • Robotics
    • Structure Destruction
    • Videography
    • And more!
    The UAA Summer Engineering Academies are a series of fun, hands-on, and engineering-themed summer camps for elementary, middle and high school students. Last summer, the Academies moved completely online, and received overwhelmingly positive feedback from participants and families. This is a great way to flex those learning muscles over the summer and increase interest in science, technology, engineering, and math.
    If the camps end up being offered online, they will feature:
    • Pre-recorded video lectures and activities led by UAA faculty, which can be accessed at any time;
    • Live lectures and activities for several hours per week led by UAA faculty;
    • One-on-one and group assistance through video calls and voice calls with College of Engineering students;
    • Free online tools and software;
    • Opportunities for teamwork and collaboration; and
    • Progressively difficult activities that lead to an end-of-week project.
    The camps come at a reasonable cost, and tuition waivers are available for families who need them. The application will open in early March. You can learn more at or by emailing

    Registration: coming soon

    Contact: Joe Selmont,

    Phone: 907-786-1910

    Sponsored by the MTA Foundation


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Credit Recovery

  • 2022 High School Credit Recovery

    Purpose: For high school students behind in credits

    Dates: May 31st - June 24th, 2022

    Model: face to face learning in a High School computer lab with teachers

    Online Learning Platform: Apex Learning, eDynamic electives.

    Enrollment Procedure: Contact your school Counselor

    Schools & Times

    Colony HS: 8:00 - 11:30 (morning session), or 12:00 - 3:30 (afternoon session)

    Wasilla HS: 8:00 - 11:30 (morning session), or 12:00 - 3:30 (afternoon session)

    Houston HS: 8:00 - 11:30 (morning session only)

    Palmer HS: 8:00 - 11:30 (morning session only)

    Redington HS: 8:00 - 11:30 (morning session only)


    Contact: contact your high school counselor first.

    After summer school starts, contact

    907-715-9250 mobile number (texting is preferred) 

Girls Who Code

  • 2022 Girls Who Code Summer Camp (FREE)

    Purpose: To introduce girls (5th-10th grades) to the world of coding/computer programming so that they choose to take coding classes during the regular school year and possibly pursue careers in the computer science field.

    Who: Mat-Su girls, grades 5th-10th, who want to learn computer programming, community service, and leadership skills. Hosted by your friendly neighborhood computer science teachers.

    Dates: TBD

    Model: In Person at TBD

    Online Learning Platform: Girls Who Code Headquarters

    Enrollment: 60 girls

    Camp Application Form 



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Talented & Gifted

  • 2022 TAG Summer Camp

    Purpose: Students identified as Talented and Gifted in MSBSD have been invited to participate in our 2022 TAG Summer Camp.

    Dates: Middle School (students currently in grades 5-7): TBD

    Elementary (students currently in grades 2-4): TBD

    Model: Supervised on campus 

    Online Learning Platform: N/A

    Enrollment: Identified TAG students by invitation

    Schools & Times


    Parents of identified TAG students will receive information via email.



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  • Youth360  

    2022 Youth 360’s free summer program provides opportunities for social connections for Houston and Wasilla students.  Community outings and events, recreation, group games, creative expression, youth leadership, and much more are offered.  Transportation routes are available, and food is provided. 

    Schools, Dates, & Times: 


    M-Th, 12-5 pm.  Special Friday events will occur as well.

    Houston Jr/Sr High School

    Wasilla High School

    Eligibility: Wasilla High, Wasilla Middle and Houston Jr./Sr. High students.  Includes incoming 6th graders.

    Model: Supervised on campus Club activities for all 6-12 graders who attend these schools during the regular school year.

    Online Registration:

    Youth360 Parent Handbook

    Contact: Tyler Healy, Youth360 Director, 907-373-3613,


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Summer School Announcements

  • Dates for MSBSD Summer School programs

    **Listed in order of start date**

    Burchell High School, May 25th - June 18th, 2021

    TAG Summer Camp Middle Grades, May 25th - May 28th, 2021

    TAG Summer Camp Elementary Grades, June 1st - June 4th, 2021

    Intro to Career Pathways, June 1st - June 25th, 2021

    Credit Recovery, June 1st - June 25th, 2021

    Accelerated Learning, June 1st - July 23rd, 2021

    Girls Who Code, June 1st - June 4th, 2021

    YouCubed Math/Science Camp, June 1st - June 25th, 2021

    Extended School Year (ESY), June 22nd - July 15th, 2021

    Knik Tribal Council Fish Camp, TBA 


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