Our Program

While providing a framework within which students are superbly prepared for college admissions and college itself, ATI prioritizes the passionate pursuit of excellence, a thriving, supportive peer culture, and careful alignment between a teen's chosen pathway and the work he or she engages in at ATI.

1. The ATI Curriculum

ATI's curriculum provides an intensive custom program for life design, experience-based courses to develop entrepreneurial and creative professional skills, and a unique entrepreneurial approach to government and economics. Exceptional SAT score growth is reflective of ATI's overarching attention to deep, nuanced understanding, and is achieved through deep, thoughtful daily work combined with AP exam prep.

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2. Key Elements Beyond Curriculum

Personal, academic, and professional excellence requires an environment crafted to cultivate it. Every element of the ATI approach is designed to support the lifelong happiness and personal and professional flourishing of its students. Real-world engagement, a program that's flexible and responsive to each student's interests, and a supportive, engaged peer community are vitally important at ATI.

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3. Our Values

The ATI program is based on the research and methods of world-class coaches, performers, and cognitive psychologists. The integration of these methods results in a positive subculture defined by the carefully-orchestrated development of ATI's supportive peer community, empowered by our intentional use of a “choice architecture,” and designed to maximize each student's internal motivation.

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4. College Admissions Strategy

ATI takes an informed and sophisticated approach to college admissions that goes well beyond basic high school credentials. All colleges want generally capable individuals, but elite or specialized programs with highly-competitive admissions processes are seeking interesting people with real-world achievements.

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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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