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ATI Online Student blob

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Are you a high schooler who is eager to pursue your interests? You can fulfill your passion here, through online mentorship with a network of peers.

About ATI Online

Welcome to ATI Online. Our courses at The Academy of Thought and Industry (ATI) are largely interactive and dialogue-based. Here, we want you to think and then do! We welcome students to our virtual classes who want to experience a more meaningful form of learning and want to become part of our growing global community.

Learn more about all of our physical ATI campuses here.

ATI guide working with students in an ATI classroom

Meet Our Guides

Our guides are engaging, interesting human beings, passionate about their domains, with professional experiences beyond the classroom with which they can relate skills and content to the real world. They also serve as one-on-one mentors, guiding students holistically in their school experience as well as offering advice for life after ATI.

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ATI's founder, Michael Strong

Meet Our Founder

Our ATI program is designed by Michael Strong, one of the most experienced designers of innovative school programs in the U.S. His past projects include Montessori secondary school program design at The Judson Montessori School (San Antonio), The Emerson School (Palo Alto), and Hacienda School (Pleasanton). More recently, he co-founded KoSchool in Austin, Texas, which combines his high performance approach to AP coursework and SAT score gains with a focus on entrepreneurial and creative projects. ATI began as a next-generation version of the stellar program at KoSchool.

ATI high school students in an ATI classroom

Join Purpose-Driven Students

ATI is ideal for students who seek to gain greater control over their educational experience. Some have a definite passion and purpose, others may simply know they want greater autonomy to explore their interests more extensively than is possible at a conventional school. Students may use this autonomy to explore intellectual interests, creative passions, entrepreneurial initiatives, or future professional paths. The paths are as varied as are the students.

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Stay connected!

In addition to our physical campuses in SF, NYC, Austin, and St. Louis, our online courses will be launching with a pilot program in the summer of 2019. If you're not ready to sign up for a course, but want to stay in the loop, sign up to receive news and updates.