High School Students
High school students must apply for a waiver to university policy to attend KPC. Such students are restricted to a maximum of seven credits per semester and course selection is restricted to 100 or 200 level courses only.
To apply for a high school student waiver, students must:
At the Kenai River Campus:
- Complete the High School New Student Orientation online (click the NSO link on the KPC homepage, www.kpc.alaska.edu), print out the certificate of completion and follow the directions in the orientation
- Present a copy of SAT/ACT scores, or take the ACCUPLACER placement test
- Fill out the high school student waiver application form with student, parent and high school counselor signatures
- Bring the certificate of completion, the high school waiver form with the desired classes indicated and with all required signatures completed, and a copy of the SAT/ACT/ACCUPLACER results, to the correct high school advising and signatures session (see the academic calendar for dates)
- Come to KRC to register at the time and date specified for each group (see the academic calendar for dates for specific high school groups)
- Contact the KRC counseling faculty for questions, or if additional help with the process is needed
At the Kachemak Bay Campus:
- Bring the completed High School Student Waiver form signed by the student’s high school counselor (or principal), parent, and the student along with a completed registration form, to the registration desk at KBC
High School students that have senior standing may apply for the JumpStart program. The program is sponsored by the Kenai Peninsula Borough and provides discounted tuition for qualifying high school Seniors. Students in home school programs must show evidence of senior standing to be eligible for this program. High school seniors are allowed to take six credits at a discounted rate, plus fees and textbooks. Students enrolling in a four credit class may take an additional three credit course for a maximum of seven credits. Regular charges for tuition apply to the additional credit. Students should print the High School Student Waiver form from the High School New Student Orientation online at the KPC website and follow the required steps outlined under the JumpStart section for whichever campus or extension site they are attending.
A KPC counselor or advisor will be the last signature required and they will not sign the waiver form unless all other signatures are present.
Juniors and below
High school students in the 11th, 10th, and 9th grades are not eligible for JumpStart and are required to pay the full tuition rate. They must print the High School Student Waiver form from the High School New Student Orientation online at the KPC website and complete all of the applicable steps. In addition to the SAT/ACT/ ACCUPLACER results and signed form, the KPC counselors and advisors may also require a high school transcript and/or additional documentation of academic ability, and may request to meet with a parent. Students below the 9th grade level are not eligible to take classes at KPC.
Workforce Development Classes
These are KPC/KPBSD (Kenai Peninsula Borough School District) classes that are open to 11th or 12th grade high school students. Classes meet one or two nights a week at the Workforce Development Center (WDC) in Kenai and taught by KPC staff. These are Career and Technical classes that lead to a nationally recognized certification or a degree program. Students must obtain a WDC registration form from their high school counselor and pay a $15-per-credit fee. The ACCUPLACER test is not required for WDC classes. WDC classes are available for both high school and college credit.
Tech Prep Classes
These are dual-credit (KPC and KPBSD high school credit) career and technical classes that are taught at the high school by high school instructors. These courses have been reviewed by KPC faculty and determined to be equivalent to college offerings. All Tech Prep classes lead to a degree or certificate program. Students are not required to take the ACCUPLACER test but must complete the class(es) with a B or higher letter grade to receive college credit. They will be assessed a $25 per-credit fee for the classes. Contact a KPC advisor or a high school counselor for a list of classes.