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 October - December 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

Nick Begich Scholarship Intern Fund

February 23, 2021

Successful NBSIF scholarship candidates have demonstrated an interest in careers in public service or education. The highest scoring applicant is awarded the Eugene A. Kennedy Award which, at present, is a $2,000 annual award renewable for up to a full four years, pending academic review by the board. A number of additional grant awards are made in the amounts of $1,750, $1,500, $1,000, $750, and $500 annually. Applications are drawn from throughout the state. Applicants must be Alaskan residents at the high school senior level or above.

Aviation Scholarships

December 1, 2020

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

Elks Legacy Award

February 5, 2021

The Legacy Awards program begins on September 1st. LegacyAwards provide$4,000 scholarships forchildren and grandchildren of dues-paying Elk members. The ENF offers a totalof 350 national awards.The application deadline is February 5, 2021 at11:59 a.m., Central Time.

Presidential Scholar Program

October 12, 2020

Presidential Scholars Award

The program is open to seniors graduating between January and June 2021 and who are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. Students at public, private, and home schools are eligible. This is not a scholarship program; it is a recognition program. Presidential Scholars will receive a medallion at an expenses-paid ceremony in Washington, D.C.  The state may nominate up to 10 male and 10 female exemplary high school seniors. The Presidential Scholars will be chosen by a commission on the basis of outstanding scholarship, as well as artistic achievement, leadership, and community service.


CTE Presidential Scholar

October 12, 2020

CTE Presidential Scholars Award

The program is open to all high school seniors who participate in a CTE program, who will graduate between January and June 2021, and who are U.S. citizens or legal permanent residents. Students at public, private, and home schools are eligible. This is not a scholarship program; it is a recognition program. Presidential Scholars will receive a medallion at an expenses-paid ceremony in Washington, D.C.  

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

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.

Prudential Spirit of Community Awards

Submit to Michelle.boyden@matsuk12.us; applications will be judged and one applicant will be forwarded from Mat-Su Central

Elks Most Valuable Student

November 15, 2020

Applicants will be judged on scholarship, leadership, and financial need.

Eligibility:

  • Current high school seniors, or the equivalent, who are citizens of the United States are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants do not need to be related to a member of the Elks.
  • High school graduates are not eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must be citizens of the United States on the date their applications are submitted; permanent legal resident status does not qualify.

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.

SAR’s George S. & Stella M. Knight Essay Contest

Students (grades 9-12) are eligible to submit an original essay with topics based on original research and deal with an event, person, philosophy or ideal associated with the American Revolution, Declaration of Independence, or the framing of the United States Constitution. In Alaska, students will first compete at the State level and myself and other SAR Compatriots will select the winner. That essay will then be entered into the National competition where the winning essay will earn $5000, a medal, and a trip to a recognition ceremony. 2nd and 3rd place also earn cash awards.

The Alaska Community Foundation

Various Deadlines throughout the year

The Alaska Community Foundation awards scholarships made possible by passionate community members who are committed to helping Alaskans pursue their educational dreams. The specific criteria, application requirements, and deadline varies by scholarship.