High School Challenge Courses Opportunity

Credit by Examination is an opportunity for Alaskan students who have completed grade 8 and those entering grades 9-12 to receive high school credit through a testing process.

Per Alaska Statute 14.03.073, each school district shall provide the opportunity for students enrolled in grades 9-12 in the district to challenge one or more courses provided by the district by demonstrating mastery in mathematics, language arts, science, social studies, and world languages at the level of the course challenged. A school district shall give full credit for a course to a student who successfully challenges that course. This option is designed to provide students the opportunity to demonstrate mastery through exam. It is not a process for credit recovery or course retakes.


To aid school districts in providing Credit by Examination opportunities to students in grades 9-12 during the COVID-19 pandemic, DEED is offering optional Credit by Examination opportunities for eligible Alaskan students through the Alaska Statewide Virtual System (AKSVS).

Please contact your district directly to request a list of courses available for Credit by Examination. If you are unable to connect with your district or need additional information from DEED regarding testing options and resources, please contact us at aksvs@alaska.gov.

Live Homework Help

Get FREE online tutoring for subjects like math, English, and history. Work with a live tutor or use the resources to study independently. Live tutors offered Monday through Friday, 8am to 2am; Saturday and Sunday, noon to 2 am Alaska Time. Other resources available 24/7.

STEM Opportunities - Challenger Learning Center 

Challenger Learning Center of Alaska offers virtual programs for ALL Alaskans! Programs help parents meet the needs of their students in an ever-changing world. Challenge Learning Center's hands-on approach strengthens knowledge in STEM subjects and inspires students to pursue careers in these important fields.

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This video does an excellent job at showing learners of all ages how germs spread, and how the simple act of (properly) washing our hands, not touching our face, and not touching each other can reduce our risk of letting those little bugs into our body. Recommended for all families to watch together.

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