We want our admissions process to be simple, friendly, purposeful and collaborative.

Admissions Process & Timeline

We want our admissions process to be simple, friendly, purposeful and collaborative. We’ve laid out the key aspects of our admissions process below to make it easy for you to see each step along the way.

For the 2020-21 school year, we welcome all students in grades 6-8, and are especially eager to welcome 6th graders to our community.

There are 3 key steps in our admissions process.

Step 1 – Learn about ATI by attending one or more of our events.

Step 2 – Consider a Shadow Day to experience a day in the life of ATI.

Step 3 – Submit your application to ATI, which includes financial aid if necessary.

If you are considering transferring to ATI Lake Norman for the current 2020-2021 school year, please go here to learn about our transfer process.

Please Note: if you are still interested in applying for the 2020-2021 academic year, please contact the admissions team directly at lakenorman-admissions@thoughtandindustry.com.

We'd love to meet you!

As a first step, we’d love to meet you!

We have a range of opportunities for interested families and students to learn about ATI, talk to our staff, and begin the admissions process.

Book a Tour. We offer tours on Tuesdays and Thursdays. Tours are approximately 45 minutes long, and are an opportunity to talk to staff, visit a class, and answer questions. Space is limited. Please sign up here to secure a space on an upcoming tour.

Contact us. If you want to reach out directly to start a conversation, we’d love to hear from you. You can email admissions directly at lakenorman-admissions@thoughtandindustry.com, or call us at 512-910-8980.

Sign Up for a Shadow Day (recommended but not required)

Once we’ve had a chance to meet and you’re ready to learn more about the ATI experience, we highly encourage, but do not require, students to sign up to attend a Shadow Day at ATI. Our shadow day allows prospective students to have an authentic day-in-the-life experience of our school, to connect with current students and staff, and to engage in our learning community. We welcome students and provide support and check-ins throughout the day to make sure they have what they need to feel comfortable and engaged.

Space is limited, and we accommodate shadowing on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays only.

Tuition & Financial Aid

We offer generous financial aid based on demonstrated need and would like to partner with you to help you afford ATI.

Our financial aid decisions are made independent of admissions decisions.

If you have questions about financial aid, please contact: financialaid@tohigherground.com.

Transfer to ATI

If you are in 6th, 7th or 8th grade and interested in transferring to ATI in the 2020-2021 school year, please complete our interest form.

The transfer process requires an initial phone or in-person conversation to get to know each other, a completed application, a shadow day visit and interview, and a completed financial aid application (if needed).

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