Mat-Su Adult Education


Diploma completion

Adults who have earned their high school diplomas will earn thousands of dollars more in their lifetimes than adults who don’t have this crucial, career-building education. If you need your diploma, Nine Star offers classes to help you prepare for the four General Educational Development (GED) exams: math, science, social studies, and language arts. Once you pass the exams, you will receive an Alternative High School Diploma by GED Exam from the State of Alaska and be on your way up the career ladder!

Career assistance

Do you need to be connected with resources to help pay for school or training? Do you want to apply to a local apprenticeship? Join the military? Go directly into the workforce? We offer Career Readiness classes and services to help you figure out your post-diploma steps. Our job coach can also help you find a job while you are studying with us.

English as a second language

We offer English as a Second Language courses for non-native speakers. The classes cover basic reading, writing, language, and conversational skills, and students will learn how to navigate real life situations and improve their understanding of American culture. If US citizenship is your goal, we can provide you with assistance in interview and test preparation.

Class format

All classes are available in person at our office or online. If you live nearby, we encourage you to enjoy the in-class experience so you can interact with fellow students. If this is not feasible, we welcome your participation via Zoom. Either way, if you are committed to the coursework and to building your skills, we are committed to supporting you through the process TO SUCCESS!


Tuition is $40 per quarter, which covers all fees and course materials. Scholarships are available to offset the cost if needed.

Please contact us today. Don’t wait – there’s a whole new career waiting for you!

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Equal Opportunity Employer/Program. Auxiliary aids and services are available upon request to individuals with disabilities.
Attribution Statement: Project funded by grants awarded by the State of Alaska and US Department of Education.

Wasilla Location

Westside Center
899 W. Commercial Dr.
Wasilla, AK 99654
(907) 373-7833

Enrollment period

Open enrollment – call (907) 373-7833 to start the process whenever you are ready.

Inclement weather policy

If Mat-Su Borough School District is closed due to weather, Mat-Su Adult Ed classes are also cancelled.

To request transcripts or duplicate diplomas

Staff Contact

Program Director

Deb Lundy
(907) 373-7851

Program Secretary

Jessica Bonham
(907) 373-7833

Math Instructor

Ryan Viola
(907) 373-7855

Reading/Language Arts Instructor

Shawna Murray
(907) 373-7857

Job Developer/Coach

Annette Menzies-Thompson
(907) 373-7854

ESL Instructor

Birgit Meany
(907) 373-7858

ESL Instructor

Kerry Lida
(907) 373-7858