Arlington Tech

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.

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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.

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

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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.

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?

Applications have closed for the 2024-2025 school year.

Please check back next year. Applications will open in November for 2025-2026.


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