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Boot Camp

AMCS will hold ‘Boot Camp’ during the first week of school, August 21-25.


Welcome to Alaska Middle College School (AMCS).  AMCS will hold ‘Boot Camp’ during the first week of school, August 21-25, from 8:30 am until 3:00 pm (athletes will be allowed to leave earlier to ensure participation in scheduled sports). All AMCS students are expected to attend each day (for students scheduled in a home high school course, schools have been notified that AMCS students will not attend classes the first week). AMCS and UAA staff will be presenting important information to assist students in starting off the year successfully. Students will receive their complete high school and college course schedule as well as their textbooks during the week. Boot camp will be packed full of important information but will also be a fun time for students to get to know each other and the AMCS and UAA staff.

Bus transportation information during Boot Camp week »


Some of the topics that will be covered include:

  • Study habits and organization
  • Behavior expectations
  • Apex course information
  • UAA policies
  • College level writing
  • How to use UAOnline
  • Planning for future semesters
  • Financial aid and applying to college


Some highlights of the week include:

  • Monday - AMCS’s official ‘kick off’ ceremony followed by a pizza party for lunch.
  • Wednesday - Field trip to the main UAA campus in Anchorage. Lunch will be provided at the UAA Commons. Busses will leave CERC campus at 8:10 am (follow directions provided during Boot Camp).
  • Friday – Picture Day. Students will receive a school ID for their home high school which will allow them to participate in activities at their former school.