Tara Moore
Guidance Counselor
(907) 352-1355
Deb Haynes
Aware Counselor
(907) 352-1353
Michelle Boyden
Guidance Counselor
(907) 352-7463
Wendy DeGraffenried
Nurse
(907) 352-7459

Healthy Living

We R Native is a comprehensive health resource for Native youth, by Native youth, providing content and stories about the topics that matter most to them. We strive to promote holistic health and positive growth in our local communities and nation at large.

Identityinc.org  A social/educational group facilitated by Identity. The meetings are open to all LGBTQ teens and allies ages 13-18 in the Mat-Su Valley.

Suicide is never a solution

It is an irreversible choice regarding a temporary problem. There is help. If you are struggling with thoughts of suicide or know someone who is, talk to a trusted adult, call 1-800-273-TALK (8255), or text “START” to 741741.

Adverse Childhood Experiences

ACEs are serious childhood traumas that result in toxic stress that can harm a child’s brain.

This toxic stress may prevent a child from learning, from playing in a healthy way with other children, and can result in long-term health problems.  

Attend a 90 minute workshop on Understanding ACES and building resilience:

Information for the next ACEs workshops

Alaska Safe Children’s Act: Bree's Law

Dear Mat-Su Central Parents,

To increase awareness and reduce the prevalence of sexual violence, Alaska has passed legislation called the Alaska Safe Children’s Act, otherwise known as Erin’s Law and Bree’s Law. AS 14.30.355

(Erin’s Law) requires that the governing body of each school district adopt and implement a policy, establish a training program for employees and students, and provide parental notices relating to sexual abuse and sexual assault awareness and prevention for students enrolled in grades kindergarten through twelve.AS 14.30.356

(Bree’s Law) requires that the governing body of each school district adopt and implement a policy, establish a training program for employees and students, and provide parental notices relating to dating violence and abuse in grades seven through twelve. A training program adopted under this section must emphasize prevention and awareness.

To meet the requirements of the Alaska Safe Children’s Act, Mat-Su Central would like to partner with you as your child’s primary home educator.

Please click on the following links in order to access the District’s curriculum resources designated to provide the appropriate lessons for each grade level.
- Alaska Safe Children’s Act Curriculum Grades K-5
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Alaska Safe Children’s Act Grades 6-8
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Alaska Safe Children’s Act Grades 9-12

We currently have several of the children’s books and teen health curriculum listed in these links available for you to check-out in our counseling office. If we can be of assistance please reach out to a member of our school’s counseling team (Tara Moore, Deb Haynes, or Michelle Boyden) at 352-7450.

Sincerely, John Brown, Principal


Mat Su College CTSO Performance Based Assessment Scholarship

April 2, 2021

Open to high school seniors graduating in May 2021 and preparing to attend Mat‐Su College of the University of Alaska Anchorage during the 2021‐2022 academic year. Award waives 24 credits of tuition applicable to Mat‐Su College courses only (up to 12 credits each semester for Fall 2021 and Spring 2022).
To be eligible, applicants must:
1) Be a high school senior graduating in May 2021 and a member of an Alaska Career & Technical Student Organization (CTSO). These include BPA, DECA, FCCLA, EdRising, FFA, HOSA, & SkillsUSA.
2) Have earned a minimum GPA of 2.75 or higher in high school
3) Be registered or planning to register for classes at Mat‐Su College for the fall 2021 semester

Wasilla Rotary Scholarships

April 30, 2021

On behalf of the Wasilla (Noon) Rotary Club, we are pleased to offer an opportunity to apply to our Scholarship Program. Students they may apply for both scholarships, however if chosen, they will receive only one of the two offered. The student selected must intend on going to college or a technical school.

Service Scholarship (Service Above Self)

Leadership Scholarship

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UAA and Mat Su College

Various deadlines

There are a variety of UAA, University of Alaska, and State of Alaska grants and scholarships available to our students. Some scholarships require an application, some are automatically awarded once eligibility conditions are met after submitting your first application for admission, and some you qualify for by completing specific requirements before graduating from an Alaska high school. Below are a list of scholarships you may see on your UAOnline>Financial Aid Overview screen. IMPORTANT REMINDER: Many of these programs require recipients to meet specific conditions if they are multi-year awards.

Kristin Cole's Follow Your Dreams (FYD) Scholarship

April 15, 2021

Two Scholarships will be awarded in May; $1,500 and another for $1,000.

The basis of the scholarship will be awarded on the content of the essay, not form, and not the student's GPA. The idea of this scholarship is to award a student who shows teamwork and leadership skills with a desire for additional education after high school.  See link below for more information and the essay prompt. Students can send the essay to clientcare@thekristancoleteam.com anytime before the due date.

Various US Scholarships

Various Deadlines

List of US scholarships available to Alaska residents in newsletter form. Link to current scholarship list

Going Merry scholarship list (website)

various deadlines

Going Merry is a free scholarship and financial aid platform. You sign up and are sent scholarships that match your need and post secondary interests.

UAF Nanook Pledge

Rolling deadline; apply first to UAF

UAF Nanook Pledge is a four-year merit scholarship for incoming first-year, transfer and readmitted University of Alaska Fairbanks students.  Eligibility is based on GPA and test scores.

Mat Su Borough School District List

Various Deadlines

This link brings you to the Mat Su Borough School District scholarship page. Click "submit" to see all scholarships and their deadlines.

College Board Opportunity Scholarship

Various Deadlines

The College Board Opportunity Scholarships guide you through the college planning process and offer you a chance to earn money for college for each action you complete. Complete each action for a chance to earn scholarships.