Tara Moore
Counselor / Advisory Teacher Secondary (8-12)
(907) 352-1355
Kristin Langhoff
Counselor / Advisory Teacher Secondary (8-12)
(907) 352-7468 / Text (619) 500-1770

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Community Resources These resources provide resources for all supports for students, parents and families including counseling agencies, pediatricians, basic needs, and more.

Suicide Prevention

  • 988 – National Hotline. Can text, call or chat 24/7
  • Alaska Careline – Local Hotline. 24/7. Can text “4help” to 83963, call or Facetime 877-266-4357 
  • Seize the Awkward – Website to give practical conversation tools to help discuss suicide with others
  • Words to Use When Talking About Suicide – Article that builds confidence in conversation by providing tips in specific language to use 

Parent Resources

 Student Resources

  • Thrive Matsu - Middle school events for teens connecting with Teens 
  • Youth360 - School and Community Activities for Teens 
  • Virtual Calming Room – Includes several interactive tools to help distract or calm a person. Videos, art, music and more!

 Evidenced-Based Platforms for Further Research

 Social Emotional Learning Options

  • Dougy Center – Organization focusing on support for grieving students, providing tips and activities by age and form of grief
  • GoZen – Geared for upper elementary, middle school and early high school. Comes set with interactive lessons that teach kids and teens skills including stress management, self-regulation, optimistic thinking, problem solving and more. 
  • Big Life Journal Website – Offers journals to help increase positive mindsets, tools for parents to support kids and teens, and weekly tips for students and parents


Dealing with stress and tragedy

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 ACE or Raising Resilience presentation (through ROCK Mat-Su)

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
Alaska Safe Children’s Act Grades 6-8
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, or Kristin Langhoff) at 352-7450.

Sincerely, Stacey McIntosh, Principal

Gates Foundation Scholarship - Apply in the Summer!

September 15, 2023

To apply, students must be:

  • A high school senior
  • From at least one of the following ethnicities: African-American, American Indian/Alaska Native*, Asian & Pacific Islander American, and/or Hispanic American
  • Pell-eligible
  • A US citizen, national, or permanent resident
  • In good academic standing with a minimum cumulative weighted GPA of 3.3 on a 4.0 scale (or equivalent)

Additionally, a student must plan to enroll full-time, in a four-year degree program, at a US accredited, not-for-profit, private or public college or university.

*For American Indian/Alaska Native, proof of tribal enrollment will be required.

Hispanic Scholarship Fund

Various Dates

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund offers scholarships for Hispanics all the way up through graduate-level classes. This scholarship may be helpful for those who are already in college and looking for ways to supplement their funding, as well as those who are just starting up.

Scholarship amounts range from $500 to $5,000. You need to meet GPA requirements and a few other simple conditions in order to qualify.

Tribal Scholarship Resources

various deadlines

This huge booklet contains information from selecting a school to finding an internship. It also includes hundreds of scholarship opportunities across many disciplines- the focus is on Native students, so you do not need to be affiliated with CIRI to benefit from this book.

UAF Nanook Commitment

Apply early; absolute deadline is June 15, 2022

The Nanook Commitment scholarship is a renewable award for incoming first-year, transfer and readmitted University of Alaska Fairbanks students to help qualifying students bridge the gap between what they can afford and the cost of attendance. This scholarship is offered to students based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as well as the admissions application. Students eligible for the Nanook Commitment will have guaranteed assistance towards their cost of attendance.

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.

Various US Scholarships

Various Deadlines

Link to a variety of scholarships throughout the United States. Each month a new list is published.

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.