Arlington Tech at the Arlington Career Center

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Arlington Tech is a Governor’s STEM Academy that offers an accelerated early-college program to APS high school students.

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Students prepare to take Dual Enrolled (DE) classes as early as 10th grade year with options for an associate’s degree or general certificate.  DE classes have GPA requirements for enrollment.

Students and employers sit in a large common area during mock interviews.

All seniors have a year-long Capstone: an opportunity to use their knowledge and skills in the workplace, engage in research, design their own project, or create an educational plan to earn a degree or license.

A student holds up a rocket next to a laptop screen with the computer assisted drawing of the fins of the rocket.

All 9th graders take engineering to develop design thinking skills.

A Physics teacher stands by a catapult with three students.

Students complete Algebra 2 by the end of their 10th grade year. Students who have not finished Algebra 1 by 8th grade will take accelerated Algebra 1 and Geometry during 9th grade year. Read more about our course pathways here.

A student is presenting in front of a screen of an airplane engine.Students take sequenced CTE classes that offer opportunities for college credit (DE) and licensure.

Join us for tours: December 13th at 7pm

Upcoming Information Sessions for Arlington Tech

Tuesday, November 14th  7pm Session Recording
Wednesday, December 13th 7pm In-Person Presentation and Tours at Arlington Career Center
Tuesday,  January 9th 7pm Virtual SessionLinks will be posted here.

How to Apply to Arlington Tech

Applicants must:

  1. Be an APS student.
  2. Earn C or higher in each quarter of current grade in core classes (English, Math, Science, and Social Studies)
  3. Submit a short response to the question “Why Arlington Tech?”.

Applications open Nov 6th, 2023 and close Jan 12th, 2024.

For more information, go to APS Option Programs.

Ready to Apply?

To apply, create an account on the APS Schoolmint website.

Apply Here