AKCIS

AKCIS Login

Be a part of the AKCIS community! You can get the latest information, learn tips, and get sneak peeks at new functionalities. In addition, get announcements about events & trainings; know about changes and new features as soon as they are released; and communicate with other AKCIS users. The AKCIS listserv is the best way to stay up-to-date with all the latest information.

To join the AKCIS listserv:

1. Go to list.state.ak.us/soalists/akcis/jl.htm.

2. Type in your email address, select the action Join and click Submit Request.
This process will generate a confirmation message that your request has been sent to the server. Check your junk mail folder if you don’t receive the message immediately, and add akcis@list.state.ak.us to your safe senders list if necessary.

If you are a student, job seeker, or educator working with a school or agency that is registered with an active AKCIS account, see the information in About AKCIS for instructions on creating a personal account in AKCIS. If you are not working with a school, agency, or counselor in Alaska - but would like to explore AKCIS to learn more - feel free to log in using your town and Zip Code.

Start Your Plan

Explore, organize, and set your goals.

Students:
Contact your school for your username and password to get started!

Job Seekers:
Use the Log in with your Zip Code link to start today!
District and Agency Account Request Form
Organizations wishing to manage AKCIS usage on the district- or agency-wide level may request a special login, providing them exclusive access to a comprehensive set of tools for managing the content of all of the school accounts enrolled from their organization. Click Here for the Form

Activation & Fee Waiver Agreement
Become a registered AKCIS site. Access the age-specific site type for your school, Job Center, state agency, community organization or other organization to provide education and career planning resources to Alaskans. ACPE provides grants, in the form of fee waivers, when a site completes an annual Activation and Fee Waiver Agreement form.  Click Here for the Form

Top Features

 

Prepare your Personal Learning & Career Plan (PLCP) using these features.

Customize a personal portfolio


Find a college and training program near you


Find occupations that match your interests


Create a professional resume


Share your portfolio with visitor accounts


Save documents online, such as transcripts and certificates






Login Information

If you are a student, you should initially log in through your school's account.

      

Why?

  • If you are logged in through the correct school, your teachers and counselors can post important messages and reminders to your portfolio.
  • You can have access to class lists and custom activity checklists uploaded by your teachers. This helps you plan your courses more effectively, and complete college and career preparation on time.
  • Your school administrators can help you if you forget your personal username or password.

When will I get a personal username and password?

  • After you log in to AKCIS for the first time under your school's account, you should immediately create a Portfolio. View the Portfolio QuickStart for step by step instructions.
  • When you create your own portfolio, you will create a personal username and password. In the future, you should always use this new username and password to directly log into your AKCIS portfolio.
  • A Portfolio account will allow you to save school and occupation information, assessment results, courses, resume information and more.

How do I log in under my school or agency?

  • Contact your school and ask a teacher or staff member to give you the username and password for your school's AKCIS account. Log in using the username and password provided to you.

What if my school does not have an AKCIS account?

  • If you are not enrolled in a school with an active AKCIS account, or if you are working with another agency for career and education planning assistance, you can still become an AKCIS user. Simply click on the Zip Code tab just above the login menu on the homepage.  Then select your town, and enter your zip code to get access. 

What if I change schools or graduate and still want to use AKCIS?

  • Easy! Just transfer your portfolio to your new school’s account, or the account for your local job center or other community organization.

If you are unsure whether your school is registered as an AKCIS site, you can check the list of current AKCIS sites If you are still not sure, ask a teacher or school counselor. If they are not a registered AKCIS site, contact akcis@alaska.gov so that AKCIS staff can discuss the benefits of becoming a registered AKCIS site with your school’s staff.

 

If you are a job seeker, you should log in through the local Job Center, community organization, or other agency you are  working with.


Why?

  • If logged in through the correct Job Center, your career counselor can send you important messages and reminders through your portfolio.
  • Logging in under your registered site allows you access to special features connected with that specific site, including custom activity checklists created by that site.
  • Your site administrators can help you, should you forget your personal username and password.

When will I get a personal username and password?

  • After you log in to AKCIS for the first time through the appropriate site, you should immediately create a Portfolio.
  • When you create your own portfolio, you will create a personal username and password. In the future, you should always use this new username and password to directly log in to your AKCIS portfolio.
  • This portfolio will allow you to save occupational information, assessment results, personal files, self-reflections, and resume information.

How do I log in under my Job Center or community organization?

  • Ask the staff at that location to give you the username and password for their AKCIS account; to use the first time you log in.

What if I am not working with a Job Center or other agency?

  • If you are not working with a Job Center or other agency in your community, you can still use AKCIS. Simply click on the Zip Code tab above the login menu on the homepage. Then select your town and enter your zip code to gain access.

If you are unsure whether your Job Center or agency is registered as an AKCIS site, you can check the list of current AKCIS sites. If you are still not sure, ask a counselor or staff member. If they are not a registered AKCIS site, contact akcis@alaska.gov so that AKCIS staff can discuss the benefits of becoming a registered AKCIS site with the staff.

 

Schools, Job Centers, state agencies, community organizations and any other organizations interested in providing education- and career-planning resources to Alaskans can become registered AKCIS sites. ACPE provides grants, in the form of fee waivers, when a site completes an annual Activation and Fee Waiver Agreement form.


To become an AKCIS site, your organization must:

  • Acknowledge AKCIS is a free service to all Alaskans and agree to provide users access to   AKCIS free of charge.
  • When completing this form, make sure to designate a Site Coordinator and Site Administrator.The Site Coordinator is usually a person of authority at the site, such as a school principal or agency manager. The Site Administrator is usually the person in charge of organizing use of the system at the site, such as the lead career counselor.

 

To acquire a District and Agency Account for reporting, your organization must:

  • Acknowledge AKCIS is a free service to all Alaskans and agree to provide users access to AKCIS free of charge.
  • When completing this form, make sure to designate a District Coordinator and District Administrator. The District Coordinator is the person with authority over the account. The District Administrator is the person who will be most frequently using the account. 

A District and Agency account allows your organization to manage all sites and custom content within a school district, agency or other grouping of sites. You will receive a district username and password. Only authorized requests from the organization will be processed.  For assistance in completing this form, or answers to any additional questions please contact the AKCIS Helpline (800) 441-2962 option 3 (465-2962 in Juneau), or email us at akcis@alaska.gov.


Training Information

Distance training is provided online year-round. Individuals can register to attend upcoming sessions and sites can request custom sessions for their staff. Special training sessions can be arranged upon request. For more information or to request training, contact the AKCIS Help Desk at (800) 441-2962 option #3 (465-2962 in Juneau) or email akcis@alaska.gov.

Using AKCIS in the Classroom

Description:   Research shows that career exploration is key to engaging students and facilitating their preparation for life after high school. AKCIS can help teachers and counselors integrate career exploration and postsecondary education planning into their lessons. This webinar provides an overview of the tools for using AKCIS in the classroom, from occasional lessons and 1-2 week curriculums to a semester-long class or multi-year program. Just in time for planning 2016-2017!

Audience: 7th-12th grade teachers, counselors, and administrators

When:  Monday May 9, 3:00-4:00 PM or Tuesday May 10, 3:00-4:00 PM or Wednesday May 18, 3:00-4:00 PM REGISTRATION CLOSED


Building Personal Learning and Career Plans (PLCPs) in AKCIS

Description:  AKCIS is a good option for developing and housing students’ Personal Learning and Career Plans (PLCPs), a tool designed to empower students to take control of their future and easily communicate and seek feedback on their plan. This session walks through saving goals, action plans, exploration, student work, resume information, and assessment results in the AKCIS portfolio.

Audience:  Students, parents, teachers, counselors, college and career advisors

When:  Wednesday May 11, 7:00-8:00 AM or Monday May 16, 3:00-4:00 PM REGISTRATION CLOSED


AKCIS Reporting Tools

Description:  Learn how to use the Reporting tools in Admin and Staff accounts to view information like which occupations and schools are most popular among your students/clients and who is utilizing the various planning and assessment tools.

Audience:  Staff and Administrators of AKCIS Site Accounts

When:   Tuesday May 10, 10:00-11:00 AM or Wednesday May 11, 3:00-4:00 PM or Tuesday May 17, 3:00-4:00 PM REGISTRATION CLOSED


AKCIS Admin & Staff Accounts

Description:  Fully utilizing your Admin/Staff account adds a whole new level of value to AKCIS. Learn how to use these tools to create and manage user Portfolios, view your site’s usage, assign activities to users, customize aspects of your site, and view user reports.

Audience:  Teachers, counselors, school administrators

When:   Thursday May 12, 3:00-4:00 PM REGISTRATION CLOSED


Working with Adults in AKCIS

Description:   Learn how to maximize the use of AKCIS tools with adults, including the job seeker version of the Career Plan, the Job Search section, and the Resume Creator. Whether you're serving a population interested in a complete career change or those who just need to get the next job, these tools will help you meet their needs efficiently.

Audience: Teachers, counselors, college and career advisors

When:  Tuesday May 24, 10:00-11:00 AM or Thursday May 26, 10:00-11:00 AM REGISTRATION CLOSED


What is AKCIS?

Description:   This training is designed to introduce features in AKCIS beneficial to training attendees. This training can be customized for different groups: students, parents, educators, adult job seekers, and supporting staff. For instruction on how to become a site and/or gain access to administrative tools, please sign up for our "5 Steps to Getting Started" training.

Audience: Anyone who wants to learn about the career and education resources in AKCIS

When:  Tuesday May 24, 3:00-4:00 PM or Thursday May 26, 3:00-4:00 PM REGISTRATION CLOSED

Schools, school districts, community organizations, and businesses may request the AKCIS training sessions listed here. Special training sessions are available upon request. For more information or to request a training, contact the AKCIS Help Desk at (800) 441-2962 Option #3 (465-2962 in Juneau> or email akcis@alaska.gov.

What is AKCIS?

Description: This training on AKCIS is designed to introduce features in AKCIS beneficial to training attendees. This training can be customized for different groups: students, parents, educators, adult job seekers, and supporting staff. For instruction on how to become a site and/or gain access to administrative tools, please sign up for our "5 Steps to Getting Started" training.

Audience: Anyone who wants to learn about the career and education resources in AKCIS


The AKCIS Portfolio

Description: An exploration of the AKCIS portfolio, including how students/clients can create one and begin working with the interactive planning tools. This module covers the sections of the Portfolio: Checklists, Career Plan, Favorites, Sort and Assessment Results, Course Planner, Resume Creator, and Stored Files and Links.

Audience: Anyone interested in learning about the AKCIS portfolio and how to use it


Building a Personal Learning and Career Plan (PLCP)

Description: AKCIS is a good option for developing and housing a student's Personal Learning and Career Plan (PLCP). This session walks through saving goals, action plans, exploration, student work, resume information , and assessment results into the AKCIS portfolio. Knowledge of the portfolio tools and their use is required for this session.

Audience: Students, parents, teachers, counselors, college and career advisors


All About Assessments

Description: Participants will learn how to locate and take the various AKCIS assessments, save thoughts regarding their results, find their saved results for later review, and best utilize their results for effective career exploration.

Audience: Teachers, counselors, college and career advisors


Sharing through the AKCIS Portfolio

Description: An overview of the ways students, clients, and staff can share portfolio content with others. This session covers Visitor Accounts, Parent Accounts, Advisor Accounts, and 2-Way Messaging.

Audience: Anyone who has an AKCIS Portfolio or is helping others to use Portfolios


Building Custom Activity Checklists

Description: An overview of the Checklists feature, which allows site administrators to create site-specific checklists of activities for portfolio users to complete both within and outside of AKCIS.

Audience: AKCIS site administrators and staff


Show Me the Money - Using AKCIS for Education Plans & Life After High School 

Description:  Learn how to use AKCIS to research and compare education options for after high school, research financial aid options, and utilize the Application Tracker tool for applying to schools and for financial aid.

Audience:  High school students and their parents, counselors, and teachers


AKCIS Administrative Tools

Description:  Learn how to use the AKCIS Administrative Tools to create portfolios for students/clients, review site usage, assign activities, and view user reports.

Audience:  Staff and Administrators of AKCIS Site Accounts


Using AKCIS with Adults

Description:  Learn how to maximize the use of AKCIS tools with adults, including the job seeker version of the Career Plan, the Job Search section, and the Resume Creator. Whether you're serving a population interested in a complete career change or those who just need to get the next job, these tools will help you meet their needs efficiently.

Audience:  Teachers, counselors, college and career advisors


AKCIS for Middle School

Description:  An overview of AKCIS Jr, a version of AKCIS designed for students in grades 6-8, which features a step-by-step plan for working through age-appropriate self-exploration and career planning exercises.

Audience:  Middle School teachers, counselors, school administrators


Five Steps to Getting Started

Description:  This training provides a quick overview of AKCIS and covers the first five steps to getting started: request a site account, create staff accounts, create groups, unload multiple portfolios at once, and engage your users.

Audience:  Teachers, counselors, school administrators

AKCIS Resources
AKCIS training videos, QuickStarts, Implementation Frameworks, Alaska Curriculum
Administration and Staff Resources

User Resources

Optional Products & Order Forms

Optional products available through AKCIS require a separate order form and fee. These orders are processed through intoCareers and activated for your specific registered AKCIS site.  ACPE does not process payment for these orders.

IDEAS™ Assessment

IDEAS™ (Interest, Determination, Exploration and Assessment System) Electronic Interest Inventory. This assessment can be purchased through intoCareers and activated for any active AKCIS account.  Upon activation, this 128-item, self-scoring Assessment is fully integrated with AKCIS and users from that location can begin using the assessment.  Contact (800) 441-2962 Options #3 for more details.

Purchase Instructions

To request and pay for any of this additional product, fill out an online Order Form. Contact (800) 441-2962 Option #3 for more details or to check on your order. 


Optional products available through AKCIS require a separate order form and fee. These orders are processed and activated for your specific registered AKCIS site.  This optional product is being offered Free for the 2015-2016 school year.  ACPE does not process payment for these orders. 

Personal Learning Plan (PLP) Premium

The Personal Learning Plan Premium, or PLP Premium, extends the standard functionality by providing advanced customization, online editing, and reporting options. This add-in can be purchased and activated for any active AKCIS account.  Upon activation, PLP Premium is fully integrated with AKCIS and users from that location can begin using the enhanced features of the PLCP document. **Note:  PLP Premium is being provided to Alaska Statewide Schools and Organizations by the Department of Education & Early Development, Division of Career & Technical Education. Contact Julia Renfro, AKCIS Partnership Coordinator at (800) 441-2962 Option #3 for more details.

Purchase Instructions

To request and pay for any of this additional product, fill out an online Order Form.   Contact Julia Renfro, AKCIS Partnership Coordinator at (800) 441-2962 Option #3 for more details.


Optional products available through AKCIS require a separate order form and fee. These orders are processed and activated for your specific registered AKCIS site.  This optional product is being offered Free for the 2015-2016 school year.  ACPE does not process payment for these orders. 

Sherlock

Sherlock enables the efficient and effective implementation of large and small-scale intervention programs for adults and students. A tool every counselor should have, Sherlock helps remove roadblocks to academic achievement and promote career readiness. Contact Julia Renfro, AKCIS Partnership Coordinator at (800) 441-2962 Option #3 for more details.

Purchase Instructions

To request and pay for any of this additional product, fill out an online Order Form.   Contact Julia Renfro, AKCIS Partnership Coordinator at (800) 441-2962 Option #3 for more details.

AKCIS Help Center

(800) 441-2962 option 3

(465-2962 in Juneau) or email your request to akcis@alaska.gov.



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