You will earn University of Alaska Anchorage credit if you successfully complete a
class at KPC. UAA is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and
Universities. Most KPC classes can be used in place of high school courses for credit;
however, students must consult their high school counselor for information on their
specific outstanding credit requirements and how their high school might apply KPC
credits to their requirements.
Courses taken will establish an official transcript that will follow the student throughout the student’s college and/or university career.
This may impact future admissions, financial aid eligibility and/or ability to graduate
High School Juniors and Seniors
The JumpStart program
- JumpStart is a program in which the Kenai Peninsula Borough subsidizes KPC tuition
costs for high school students who are residents on the Peninsula, starting fall of
their junior year, up to six credits per semester. Additional credits are billed at
the full price.
- Only high school juniors and seniors are eligible for the JumpStart discount. This
discount applies only to courses taken through KPC. It will not apply to distance
classes taken from any other branch of the University of Alaska system.
- The JumpStart discount cannot be used for more than five semesters (fall and spring
semesters of junior year; summer semester between spring of junior year and fall of
senior year; and fall and spring semesters of senior year) regardless of the number
of credits for which the student registers.
- It is a student’s responsibility to verify they have gained junior or senior status
and are eligible for JumpStart. If a student registers under JumpStart and the Kenai
Peninsula Borough decides that s/he is ineligible for the JumpStart discount for any
reason, the student is responsible for paying the portion of tuition that was originally
charged to the JumpStart program.
- Eligible students who fail to complete and submit a JumpStart application for each
semester will not receive the discount.
High School Sophomores & Freshmen
Students in the 9th and 10th grades are ineligible for discounted tuition. With permission
from parents, students may enroll in classes they are academically eligible for.