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. 

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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: MTW June 6 - June 29

    Model: In person only, unless otherwise determined

    ESY COVID Mitigation Plan

    Sessions will run 4 consecutive weeks.

    Classes held three days a week, only on Mondays, Tuesdays, & Wednesdays

    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 entering grades 8-12 in the fall of 2022.  (seats are limited in each course)

    Description: Students eligible for Title IC-Migrant are invited to participate in our 2022 Summer Introduction to Career Pathways courses. We hope to offer 5 different CTE courses which will allow students to participate in a fun, hands-on, intensive environment and prepare them for further studies in that Career Pathway if they choose.  This opportunity allows students to earn 0.5 high school credit.  If courses do not have enough interested participants, not all 5 will be offered.

    Dates & Time: May 31st – June 24th, 2022, 8:00 - 11:30 am

    Model: Supervised hands-on instruction

    Enrollment: Enrollment will start with an invitation only to current Migrant eligible students who will be incoming to grades 8-12 in the fall of 2022.  Once these students are offered seats, if seats are not filled, they will be offered to the general 8-12 population.

    Contact or 907-761-4037 with any question you have.

    Courses & Locations:

    • Introduction to Engines, Wasilla High School
    • Intro to Construction Trades, Wasilla High School
    • Intro to Health & Fitness, Career Tech High School
    • Intro to Culinary, Career Tech High School
    • Intro to Welding, Redington Jr/Sr High School


    YouCubed in the Mat-Su (Summer Math Program)

    Open to all MSBSD students in grades 6-9

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

    Dates: May 31st - June 17th, 2022

    Model: Supervised hands-on instruction and workshops

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

    Contact or 907-761-4037

     Schools & Times

    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



    Open to all MSBSD Migrant Education students in grades K-5 (seats are limited in each location)


    Description: Elementary Migrant Education Students completing K-5th grade are invited to participate in our 2022 Summer Steam learning program.

    Dates & Time: June 7th, 2022 - June 30th, 2022, TUESDAYS, WEDNESDAYS, AND THURSDAYS from 9:00 - 11:30 am.

    Model: Supervised hands-on instruction.

    Enrollment: Enrollment will start with an invitation to current Migrant eligible students in grades K-5.  

    Locations: Dena'ina Elementary, Shaw Elementary, Swanson Elementary, Tanaina Elementary, and Willow Elementary.

    Contact or 907-761-4037 with any question you have.


    Alaska Native and American Indian Summer Literacy Camp

    Purpose: The AN/AI Education Program is offering students a summer literacy camp opportunity where students will be able to build upon foundational skills that help them to become successful readers along with hands on cultural activities.   

    Requirements: Students must be currently enrolled in the MSBSD Indian Education Program. Students must be a first and second grader during the 2021/2022 School Year 

    Location: Pioneer Peak Elementary School- 1959 N Trunk Road Palmer, AK   

    Dates and Times: Monday -Friday, June 6th-June 17th, 9:00-12:00pm 

    • Parents responsible for their child’s transportation and healthy snack 
    • Supplies will be provided 


    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.

    Date: July 11-22, 2022

    Model: Supervised hands-on instruction and workshops

    Enrollment: Applications available from Knik Tribal Council

    Schools & Times

    Knik Elementary – time TBD

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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.  In-person orientation and proctored testing required at the Mat-Su Middle College.

    Campus Map - follow the red arrows to the back of Snodgrass Hall until you see the Middle College portable buildings.

    Online Learning Platforms: Apex Learning, eDynamic Learning, and Google Classroom.

    Enrollment Opens 5/1/22:  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 2022 Summer MSBSD Acceleration Application

    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 in-person credit recovery from May 24th to June 8th 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: May 24th to June 8th, Tuesdays - Fridays, 8:30 am - 2:30 pm

    Model: In person learning with teachers

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

    Enrollment: enroll at the BHS website

    Meals: lunch provided

    Transportation: no busing provided

    School & Times

    BHS Summer School: 

    May 24th to June 8th

    Tuesdays - Fridays

    8:30 - 2:30

    Contact: 907-864-2600

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    Due to a lack of registrants, this has been CANCELLED for the summer of 2022.  We look forward to planning for hosting it in the summer of 2023!

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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), or 12:00 - 3:30 (afternoon session)

    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) 

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): May 24 - 27

    Elementary (students currently in grades 2-4): May 31 - June 3

    Model: Supervised on campus 

    Online Learning Platform: N/A

    Enrollment: Identified TAG students by invitation

    School & Time for Both Camps

    Cottonwood Creek Elementary School 800 N Seward Meridian Pkwy, Wasilla 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

    Parents of identified TAG students have received 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. Summer Flyer Youth360

    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 A.B.L.E., May 24th - June 8th, 2022

    TAG Summer Camp Middle Grades, May 24th - May 27th, 2022

    TAG Summer Camp Elementary Grades, May 31st - June 3rd, 2022

    Intro to Career Pathways, May 31st - June 24th, 2022

    Credit Recovery, May 31st - June 24th, 2022

    Accelerated Learning, May 31st - July 22nd, 2022

    YouCubed Math/Science Camp, May 31st - June 17th, 2022

    Extended School Year (ESY), June 6th- June 29th, 2022

    Knik Tribal Council Fish Camp, July 11th

    Mat-Su Business Week, July 25th - 29th

    Girls Who Code, July 26-29, 2022

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