How do I bring Kids2College to my local school?
Interested schools are asked to complete the program application as early as possible during the school year, prior to the due date. In order to be considered, a school must submit a completed online Application. In order to be considered, a school must submit a completed online Application. After review of all applications, schools accepted into the program will receive a Letter of Agreement which must be signed electronically prior to participation in the program.
What is the application deadline?
Application are due September 15th each year.
When does the program begin?
There is some flexibility for schools to decide when to begin the program. Most programs begin in mid-late January and wrap up between March and April, with a few extending into May. We will do our best to accommodate schools that require an earlier start in the fall.
When does curriculum ship?
Most materials are shipped prior to the holiday break, just prior to the required curriculum trainings. Requests for earlier shipments will be honored as staff time allows.
Are all school applicants accepted into the program?
Limited partnerships are available. Schools are encouraged to apply early, submit complete applications with supporting documents, and have full teacher support.
Is there a curriculum training?
There will be multiple trainings available in early-mid January, after shipments have arrived. An early November training will also be offered for select schools that are required to begin curriculum in the fall.
Is the curriculum training a requirement?
All teachers are asked to participate in the curriculum training, as a refresher or to learn new program updates.
If there is no nearby campus, can we still participate?
Curriculum is the core of the Kids2College program. Where available, we try to partner schools with a campus or training center for a campus visit. Where unavailable, we offer a virtual tour of UAF Campus online.
Why are the Pre- & Post-Surveys so important?
The program surveys help show what the students are thinking about college/careers before and after the program, thereby helping show us the effectiveness of the Kids2College program.
What are the Supplemental Activites?
The Kids2College curriculum includes optional supplemental materials to enhance what the students gain from the main curriculum. In fact, Lesson One Supplemental Activities help prepare students for their own presentation in Lesson Six. Supplemental Activities make great homework activities too!
Do coordinators need to be affiliated with a campus?
Local coordinators may be campus or training center personnel, or even staff of native corporations or other local business entities. Anyone interested in coordinating the program for their community is encouraged to contact ACPE and apply.
Does ACPE cover the costs of transportation to a campus visit?
In order to offer the program to more schools, all schools are asked to indicate on their application whether or not they can cover the cost of transportation to a campus visit. ACPE has limited funds to help with local transportation, but unfortunately cannot cover high cost long distance travel fees. Rural schools are encouraged to seek grant funding and local or corporate donations to fund a campus visit if so desired.
Who provides meals during field trips?
In order to offer the program to more schools, all schools and campuses are asked to indicate on their application whether or not they can cover the cost of meals during the campus visit. Often campuses provide meals for students. If both the campus and school are unable to provide meals to the students, ACPE may be able to provide assistance, however we have found that with advance notice, Title I schools are often able to provide sack lunches for their students.
How many volunteers are needed for the College & Career Panels?
Each career panel is typically made up of 3-5 panelists. Each panelist is encouraged to speak for about 5-10 minutes about their college/career stories and take questions as they come. After all panelists have shared, students are encouraged to ask additional questions of the panelists.
Who arranges the College & Career Panels ?
Local or Campus Coordinators are asked to work with the teachers to select a career panel date that works for the school prior to recruiting volunteers.
Virtual College & Career Panels will be arranged by the Statewide Coordinator for schools that do not have a local or campus partner. We do our best to identify virtual panelists with connections to participating communities.
Are there any requirements for the College & Career Panels volunteers?
Ideally volunteers should have completed one of the following: college, career training, apprenticeship program, or military training. Other volunteer options in smaller, rural communities could include: elders, high school students planning to apply to college, or current college students.
Is there a training for College & Career Panels volunteers?
A web-based training presentation is available to help volunteers better understand the program details and what is expected of volunteers in the classroom. In addition, a volunteer packet and sample discussion questions are also available.