The Nenana City School's Transition Coordinator will help prepare students for successful post-secondary academic and occupational training. Students will engage in transition planning during grades 7-12. Students will have access to a wide network of partnership opportunities with statewide agencies, universities, and training facilities. Exposure to a multitude of college and career opportunities and readiness skills will enable students to make informed decisions about life beyond High School.
College Preparation Services (inclusive of admissions, financial aid, scholarships, SAT and ACT preparation)
Merit-based scholarships at the University of Alaska as well as external scholarships for our Native Alaskan students from the Gates Millennium Scholars program (www.gmsp.org), the Morris K. Udall Foundation (www.udall.gov), the Asian Pacific Islander American Scholarship (www.apiasf.org), American Indian Graduate Center (www.aigc.com) , Coca Cola Scholarships
Assistance with need-based financial aid: Including the Free Application for Federal Student Aid – FAFSA (www.fafsa.ed.gov)
Scholarships for High school Seniors: http://www.scholarshipsandgrants.us/scholarships-highschool-seniors/
Tanana Chiefs has information about scholarships, employment, grants, and all kinds of cool stuff. Great resource for our tribal member students. www.tananchiefs.org
Career assessments and inventories designed to lead to congruence relative to our students’ talents and desired post-secondary training: www.act.org/discover
Career Zone – www.nycareerzone.org/index.jsp This site offers a cluster-approach to career exploration based on the Holland organization scheme.
US Job Corps – jobcorps.dol.gov/
Under the federal No Child Left Behind law, high schools must provide military recruiters and institutions of higher education with the names, addresses and telephone numbers of all secondary school students, unless those students or their parents tell the school in writing that they want that information kept private. This information is included on the FERPA (Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974) form completed by parents, please be sure to complete or update this form for your students during registration, or annually if needed.
Universal Technical Institute has programs for automotive, motorcycle, NASCAR mechanic/pit crew; diesel technology; marine technology; welding and machining technologies. They have campuses in 12 locations around the country depending on the program ypu wish to attend.
Wyoming Tech is located in Laramie, WY and is all things automotive or diesel related to include collision repair; power trains and more.
Alaska Vocational Technical Education Center is operated by the State of Alaska Department of Labor and has programs in Business; Information Technology; construction; welding; diesel; maritime; electrical; plumbing & heating; HVAC & refrigeration; and Culinary Arts. It is located in Seward, AK.
DeVry Technical Institute or DeVry College is a technical school in CA and NY. They have programs such as Information Technology; Cybersecurity; programming & networking essentials; data mining; web & mobile application development; software design and solutions; engineering technology; networking & communications management and more.
There are also many Art and Culinary Institutes as well as other technical and specialty colleges, universities or institutes. If you aren’t sure where you want to go or what you want to do, make a Zoom appointment with Mrs C for transition assistance.