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Virtual School: study anytime, anywhere

Join a vibrant online community of students, guides, and coaches. Small group classes, open work periods, and individualized education means that your virtual education serves YOUR needs.
Part-time courses

Students who love to learn

Students who love to learn

Discover a different kind of virtual school

A carefully constructed curriculum structured around the synthesis of thinking and doing, to support both rigorous study and independent exploration
Union of thought and industry
We have designed a unique curriculum around the practice of both thinking and doing to acquire deep knowledge and understanding
Do meaningful work
Our program inspires, empowers, and connects adolescents to our world so that they can build meaningful lives — now and into adulthood. Work on projects that you are passionate about.
Flexible schedules
Too often, teens experience school as a space that hinders them from reaching their goals. The ATI Virtual program is designed to help students discover and follow the paths they truly want to pursue.
The ATI approach

Experience ATI virtual school

My son has evolved and matured into an incredible young person as a result of his experience here. ATI has created a solid foundation for him during the challenging years of adolescence and we are excited to see where the road takes him next.
Kim S.ATI Parent
I know in my core that his attendance at ATI has put him on a completely different (and much better) trajectory for the rest of his life, and for that, I am eternally grateful.
J. PageATI Parent

A community of work

Students connect and apply the knowledge and skills of our courses to their own passions, interests and ideas to collaborate on projects and produce authentic work. Our students create films and write novels, find internships and start businesses, publish essays and engage in advocacy. All ATI Virtual School students engage in deliberately chosen, scaffolded, personal passion projects.

Choose your own courses

ATI Virtual School offers distinctive core courses that provide the power tools of knowledge that serve as rocket fuel for a full life. Broadly our courses explore the dimensions of human experience, thought, progress and creativity and offer the foundations for a student’s development of their understanding and relationship to the world

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Individual coaching

Each student works with a coach whose role is to help the student identify their unique goals, connect to resources and networks, help students overcome challenges and map their progress. A student’s coach provides ongoing individualized support and is a champion for each student’s educational journey.

Explore coaching

Right from the start, the ATI admissions team wanted to talk to my daughters directly — it had nothing to do with me. They wanted to hear about my girls’ dreams, fears, strengths, weaknesses. The program is built around children. When you think about middle school in general, it tends to assume so much control over children and be adult-led. When my daughters had their first day of school, Sarah said, “Mom, these guides trust us. None of my teachers have ever talked to me like I am capable before.”

Jessie B.

ATI Virtual School parent

Accredited and approved

Our virtual school has achieved Cognia and WASC accreditation.

All ATI schools have received accreditation by Cognia™,  nonprofit organization that provides quality assurance for schools, school districts, and education service providers. You can read more about it here.

Earning accreditation from the Cognia Global Accreditation Commission means that the system and all of its domestic and international schools are accredited, and that ATI is recognized across the nation as meeting the Cognia Standards of Quality.


Experience school on your terms

Join a school community designed to support your education with coaching, small classes, and a commitment to our core values. Engage in deep study and personal exploration as a student at ATI.

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