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We offer a high-accountability, high-autonomy program with a professional edge. Our program is especially well-suited to teenagers who are purpose-driven, unconventional, entrepreneurial, or intellectually curious.

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We offer a high-accountability, high-autonomy program with a focus on personal, professional, and academic excellence. Our program is especially well-suited to teenagers who are ready to take responsibility for their own learning, and are purpose-driven, entrepreneurial, unconventional, or intellectually curious.

Students who are a good match for our program will spend their high school years engaging in an enjoyable, intense, and thorough preparation for the life they choose to pursue. Our admissions process is designed for you to get to know us while we get to know you, so that we can mutually determine whether ATI is a good fit for you.

Please find a detailed outline of our admissions process below. We look forward to getting to know you!

The ATI Application Process

1. Learn about the ATI community

Join us for an event to learn about the ATI program and to meet fellow applicants and parents or instead, book a personal tour. For all events, please RSVP directly on our website.

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2. Complete the Parent Application

Have one or both of your parents complete the ATI Parent Application, and submit the $100 application fee.

Go to Parent Application

3. Complete Step 1 of your Student Application

Provide key information about you and your family. This step typically takes approximately 20 minutes.

Go to Application Step 1

4. Schedule parent and applicant meetings

We will contact you upon receiving your Step 1 application to schedule your parent and applicant meetings.

5. Complete Step 2 of your Student Application

Respond to a series of short answer questions to help us get to know you, your interests, and your goals. This step typically takes approximately 2-3 hours. You can download and review your questions ahead of time here.

Go to Application Step 2

6. Complete Step 3 of your Student Application

Record and upload your video personal statement. This step typically takes up to one full day. For our instructions on recording your video statement, click here.

Go to Application Step 3

7. Share your educational history

Your current teachers must complete and email the forms below to us at admissions@thoughtandindustry.com. Also, please contact your most recently attended school or your educational advisor to arrange to have us sent a copy of your current transcript. Transcripts should be emailed to admissions@thoughtandindustry.com.

  • Teacher Recommendation Form – English (Download)

  • Teacher Recommendation Form – Math (Download)

  • Transcript Release and Confidentiality Form for your school (Download)

Your application review process will be scheduled, your application will be reviewed, and an admissions decision will be forwarded to you by email within one week.

8. Review Process

Your application review process will be scheduled, your application will be reviewed, and an admissions decision will be forwarded to you by email within one week.

9. Tuition Deposit

Upon acceptance, reserve your placement at ATI by submitting your tuition deposit through the link included in your acceptance email.

To apply for financial aid, visit the website of our partner service, FAST.

We look forward to receiving your application!

A high school for teens who want to excel on their own terms.

In the right learning environment, high school students are capable of much more than conventional education permits them to achieve. Teens that choose ATI are ready for responsibility and able to take ownership over their own education in a way that the control mechanisms of typical schooling make virtually impossible.

If the average high school experience just doesn't inspire your teen, consider the Academy of Thought and Industry. We're looking forward to connecting with you and answering all of your questions.

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