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For a short time in 2020, select students ages 11-19 can join one of our campuses for full-time online classes.

About ATI

The Academy of Thought and Industry (ATI) is a network of schools for curious, innovative and passionate students. We have middle and high school campuses in San Francisco, New York, Austin and St. Louis, and are currently conducting full-day online programs for our students. If you’re interested in joining a school online, please visit the East Village (NYC), Museum Mile (NYC), Austin, San Francisco, or St. Louis ATI campus websites, or apply for an online spot here.

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Join an ATI Campus Full-time—and Online

In person and online, we’ve found students learn best in a community of curious and thoughtful peers. We’ve established purposeful online norms and expectations that help our community remain responsible, connected and independent learners. If you're a current middle or high school student looking for an online option in the wake of COVID-19 school closures, we'd love you to join us for the rest of the 2020 semester.

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Join a School Tailored to the Online Era

We have small schools and small classes that enable greater student engagement, participation, and thinking. Our students are continuing to do real work through our online learning platform that enables them to share work, get feedback, and deepen their knowledge and skills. Our families have regular touchpoints about their students’ experience, as well as bi-weekly Zoom family meetings to stay updated and connected. In this moment of distance, we are a welcoming, fun, and supportive virtual community.

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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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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What can I expect if I join a campus online?

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    Each student will:

    1. Join a range of classes online like all other students

    2. Get an orientation to Zoom and our online learning norms

    3. Get an Altitude account—our online learning platform—and receive a tutorial and support to get set-up

    4. Have a designated coach to meet with 1:1 weekly to help you navigate challenges and support your learning and success

    5. Get assignments, do work, and get feedback from your guides (our teachers)

    6. We will work with your home school counselors to request transfer of progress made at ATI into credits to your home school

  • Does joining now commit me to staying with an ATI campus next fall?

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    No. You are enrolling in our online program for the rest of the semester, but with no deposit and no commitment to stay beyond this semester.

  • How much will this cost?

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    The tuition for joining an ATI campus online for the remainder of the year is based on our annual tuition, with a slight discount to accommodate for the transition and the time left in the school year.

    The exact amount depends on the campus you'll join. Please visit the ATI Austin (high school), ATI San Francisco (high school), ATI St. Louis (middle and high school), or ATI East Village (middle school) websites for more details.

  • Are scholarships available?

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    Yes. Please discuss your situation with the Admissions Director or Head of School at the campus to which you're interested in applying. We’re happy to work with you.

  • I don’t live in the city where the school is located. Can I still join a class online?

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    We are prioritizing students who live locally to join us, because we’d like them to be able to consider joining us in Fall 2020 if we have a space available. If you are not local to a specific campus but still want to join, please let us know and we will do our best to accommodate you.

    If you are just looking to join a single supplemental class you can check out a few special offerings here.

  • Will you enroll students after April 5?

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    No. We want to offer a robust learning experience and believe that April 5 is that last day a new student can enroll to take advantage of connecting with and contributing to the community.

Ready to join us? We’ve made applying simple, easy, and fast.

Stay connected!

In addition to our online courses, we have physical campuses in SF, NYC, Austin, and St. Louis with additional locations launching Fall 2020. If you'd like to receive updates about our schools and program offerings, please sign up to get more information.