Education

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May
2015

In Education

By Stephanie

KBC Adult Basic Education

On 05, May 2015 | In Education | By Stephanie

Location:

Kachemak Bay Campus of Kenai Peninsula College

Contact:

Lolita Branche 907­235­7743; kbcinfo@kpc.edu ; Lolita Brache (ABE, GED, ESL Instructor) : (907­)235­1606, lgbrache@kpc.edu ;

Jan 235-­1602; Caroline 235-­1608

Hours:

8am – 5 pm during Academic Year

What is it?

The program is available for youth 16 and up who want to work on their academic skills, either to receive their GED or to improve skills to enter other programs, like AVTEC. They have English as a second language courses, and are able to connect students with other resources such as advocacy, counseling, employment, or transportation to get to classes. They also offer the TAPE test required by AVTEC.

05

May
2015

In Education

By Stephanie

Homer Middle School

On 05, May 2015 | In Education | By Stephanie


Location:

500 Sterling Hwy, Homer, AK 99603

Contact:

(907) 235-­5700

http://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/

Hours:

Late August ­ Late May

Monday – ­ Friday  8:30am ­ – 3:00pm

05

May
2015

In Education

By Stephanie

Homer High School

On 05, May 2015 | In Education | By Stephanie

Location:

600 E Fairview Ave, Homer, AK 99603

Contact:

(907) 235­4600

http://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/

http://homerhighschool.blogs.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/wpmu/

https://www.facebook.com/HomerHS

Hours:

Late August ­ Late May

Monday­  – Friday  8:30am ­ – 3:00pm

Athletics:

Mens: Baseball, Basketball, Cross Country Running, Cross Country Skiing, Football, Hockey,

Soccer, Swimming, Track, Wrestling,

Womens: Basketball, Cross Country Running, Cross Country Skiing, Football and Basketball

Cheerleading, Powder Puff, Soccer, Softball, Swimming, Track, Volleyball

05

May
2015

In Education

By Stephanie

Homer Flex High School

On 05, May 2015 | In Education | By Stephanie

Location:

4122 Ben Walters Ln, Homer, AK 99603

Contact:

(907) 235­5558

http://www.kpbsd.k12.ak.us/

Hours:

Late August ­ thru Late May

Monday ­ – Friday  8:30am – ­ 3:00pm

Homer Flex is an alternative High School where students work at their own pace to meet state requirements to get their diploma.

05

May
2015

In Education
Jobs
Outdoors
Things to Do

By Stephanie

Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies

On 05, May 2015 | In Education, Jobs, Outdoors, Things to Do | By Stephanie

Location:

708 Smokey Bay Way

Contact:

(907) ­235-­6746

info@akcoastalstudies.org

www.akcoastalstudies.org

What is it?

The Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies (CACS) connects people in the Homer area with the outdoors. Through various events throughout the summer and winter and the Wynn Nature Center, CACS invites everyone to take part in the open spaces, as well as the educational programs. They offer school programs, both day and overnight trips.

During the summer, CACS offers internships to youth over the age of 14. “The purpose of this internship program is to provide opportunities for practical experiences to high school age youth at facilities operated by the Center for Alaskan Coastal Studies­­the Wynn Nature, Peterson Bay Field Station, and the CACS Yurt on the Spit. Learning opportunities at these facilities have been designed to help you gain skills in the areas of nature interpretation and teaching, public relations, research and monitoring and other behind the scene duties like trail maintenance and program preparation.”

05

May
2015

In Education
Outdoors

By Stephanie

Boy Scouts of Alaska

On 05, May 2015 | In Education, Outdoors | By Stephanie

Location:

Meets at West Homer Elementary School.

Chartered through the Homer United Methodist church.

Contact:

Brian Partridge  (907) 435­-7121

http://homertroop555.org/

Hours:

Meets Mondays 7 pm – 8:30 pm at West Homer Elementary School

Summer: Random schedule of camping trips in the area, as well as Eagle River Summer Camp in June.

What is it?

“The Boy Scouts program is set­up so that the first few ranks are general skills building. We work on water safety ­­ so we make sure if you do labored stuff like canoeing and kayaking, you’re not gonna drown ­­ and then we work on some citizenship skills. Once you’ve made first class, which is within the first couple of years, you work on merit badges; and merit badges are totally voluntary and there’s just tons. There’s merit badges in canoeing and aviation and engineering, in medicine, first aid, lifesaving – they are 160­something different merit badges that are offered. Each one has a little program. You get a merit badge counselor, an adult who is an expert in that field – or as close as we can get in Homer, anyway – who does a mentoring program and you learn everything you can about that particular subject and you have to earn a certain number of merit badges to make the next rank. So the end goal, of course, is to get to the Eagle Rank. If you’re an Eagle Scout that’s something that follows you all through your adulthood. You have to be done before 18.”

What’s it about?

“Scouting really is about becoming a confident well­-rounded adult. We teach skills like wilderness survivor and lifesaving and first aid and realistically you can live your entire life and never need to use any lifesaving skills or first aid, CPR; but the fact is just having those skills and knowing those skills add a lot of confidence as an adult. Just the understanding that you can pretty much take care of yourself, you can provide support for community, you can be a good community member. The list of helpful, friendly, courteous, kind, thrifty, brave, clean, and reverent – that’s basically a recipe for good person.”