The ATI Experience

The unique and inspired individual student experience at ATI is the result of a sophisticated set of interlocking components that ultimately support the development of each student's sustained motivation to excel at something that matters to them.

We know that the most extraordinary human achievements come from people—of all ages—who are highly-motivated. The unique and inspired individual student experience at ATI is the result of a sophisticated set of interlocking components that ultimately support the development of each student's sustained motivation to excel at something that matters to them.

The elements of our program have been carefully tested over decades and refined into effective, reliable systems to optimize each teen’s success and well-being. Through the consistent implementation of these systems, ATI is able to provide a uniquely effective strategy for positioning students to control their own learning—while maintaining rigor and a focus on excellence.

At ATI, each student's learning is accelerated by rigorous attention to each of three essentials of human motivation. In order to create an environment in which young people are inspired to do extraordinary work, personal motivation must be supported and intensified by social motivation and all human systems must be embedded in an institutional structure that supports both personal and community excellence.

  1. Personal Motivation: A defined purpose, a high degree of autonomy, and a focus on mastery work together to create an inspired learning experience. Learn More

  2. Social Motivation: Personal coaching and complementary group initiatives work together to cultivate a peer environment that instills community-wide norms of inquiry, respect, collaborative conflict—resolution, hard work, and excellence. Learn More

  3. Structural Motivation: A unique “choice architecture” that provides a framework for autonomy with accountability. Learn More

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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