Most high schools have similar graduation requirements, but there are typically minor variations in the credits and courses required. The Graduation Requirement Checklist form shows how many credits are required in each subject area. The site office certified teacher and student will use this form to keep track of what credits and courses have been completed, and what credits and courses are still needed to meet graduation requirements.
Dual Enrollment: College Level Courses in High School
High school students may take college level courses if they feel they can be successful. Students who earn passing scores from the college or vocational school will be awarded high school credit for those courses.
Three credit college courses (a typical one-semester course) will earn 0.5 high school credits.
College credits are translated to high school credits as follows:
- 2 credit college class = 0.25 high school credits
- 3 or 4 credit college class = 0.5 high school credits
A one-credit college class does not earn high school credit, but it can be combined with another course from the same academic department to earn a grade of “P” and earn high school credits consistent with the equivalencies list above.
The following universities and vocational schools in Alaska are eligible for dual enrollment with CyberLynx:
College and Career Readiness Testing
Students who are interested in continuing their education and training after high school through technical schools, colleges, and with applications for scholarships may want to take the SAT, the ACT, and/or the WorkKeys exams. Students applying for the Alaska Performance Scholarship must take one of these exams. For more information about the SAT, the ACT, the WorkKeys exam, or the Alaska Performance Scholarship, please contact your local office.
If your family lives in an outlying area, please contact your CyberLynx certified teacher to make arrangements for testing.
School SAT ID: 973058 / School ACT ID: 973058
The CyberLynx Scholarship
The CyberLynx Scholarship Program is intended to offer additional college opportunities for our full-time high school students. This scholarship is awarded twice a year. The deadlines for submitting applications are December 1 for scholarships to be used during the following spring semester, and April 1 for scholarships to be used during the following summer semester or the following fall semester.
Up to three scholarships may be awarded for the spring semester, and up to three may be awarded for the summer/fall semesters. Scholarships only cover the cost of tuition for a single semester course. Scholarships are paid directly to the institution providing the course, and students will receive high school credit as well as college credit for these courses.
The UA Scholars Program
The UA Scholars Award is a program of the University of Alaska that awards a $12,000 scholarship to the top 10 percent of juniors from each qualified Alaska high school. The award may be used for attendance at any UA campus statewide. Students are designated by their high school based on their standing at the end of their junior year. UA Scholar designees are submitted after June 30 each year. To qualify, students must be enrolled in CyberLynx full-time, have at least 15.5 credits, and have spent exactly three years in high school (first year as a junior). The student’s GPA is cumulative of all high school credits.
The UA Scholars program requires students to graduate from an Alaska high school. UA Scholars receive $1,500 per semester for up to eight semesters. The award amount is fixed and is not dependent on other financial aid received. Once enrolled, UA Scholars must maintain full-time enrollment status and a 2.5 cumulative GPA to remain eligible for the award. For more information on the UA Scholars program, go to www.alaska.edu/scholars.
The Alaska Performance Scholarship
The Alaska Performance Scholarship is a program of the State of Alaska. It can be awarded to any Alaska high school graduate meeting eligibility requirements, including GPA, test scores, and completing certain coursework. The award can be used for post-secondary training at a college or approved career and technical program in Alaska. A student’s eligibility amount varies based on GPA and test scores. In addition, the amount a student can receive is limited by costs of attendance, as certified by the post-secondary institution the student attends, and other financial aid. A prorated Alaska Performance Scholarship award may be available for eligible students studying at least half-time.
All recipients must meet annual satisfactory academic progress. For more information, please visit aps.alaska.gov. Please make sure to contact your site office to ensure that the student’s course work will meet the desired APS requirements.
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Click here to learn more about applying for federal financial aid!
High school students who have taken courses with a local university should consider applying to the program full-time upon graduation! Use the links below to learn more about admissions: