Tara Moore
Guidance Counselor 8-12
(907) 352-1355
Kristin Langhoff
Advisory Teacher 6-12 / Counselor
(907) 352-7468
Misti Musgrave
Mental and Behavioral Health Coordinator
(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 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
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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


MSEA Scholarship

April 27, 2022

Encourage your high school senior or your post-secondary student to apply for the MSEA scholarship!  Each year MSEA provides two $1,000 scholarships to dependents of eligible MSEA members who prevail in the scholarship essay contest. We look forward to reading this year’s submissions!  

Valley Board of Realtors

June 1, 2022

$1500 may be awarded annually for tuition and fees to one or more qualified recipients.  A selection committee will be appointed and approved by the Education Committee established by the Board of Directors of the Valley Board of REALTORS®.  Monies awarded may be used for books, tuition, transportation, or living expenses by the recipient.  Scholarships are not renewable; however, a recipient may reapply.

To be eligible for consideration, the individual must meet the following requirements:

Applicant must be a full-time student, as defined by the educational institution, and enrolled in a post-secondary or trade/technical school for the Fall 2022 semester in an educational institution, or other institution approved by the selection committee.

Individuals may re-apply each year.

Provide proof of enrollment at the time of acceptance for the fall semester.

Applicant must be a resident of the Mat-Su Borough.

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

List of US scholarships available to Alaska residents in newsletter form. List of May - Summer scholarships.

Aviation Scholarships

Various

Many scholarships are available for aviation education and are awarded each year at the AACA Convention & Trade Show.

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.