Application Information

Application for the 2020-2021 school year are now open:

Arlington Tech is open to all students in Arlington.  There are no neighborhood boundary zones or application requirements – if selected for the program, students/families will sign the “Arlington Tech Program Description and Student/Family Commitment” which details the enrollment agreements.

To be eligible for admission, students and their families must complete the APS “Option Schools Application” through SchoolMint. For more information on the county-wide options process, visit

We will have 150 spots available for our next incoming 9th grade class. We will also have a limited number of spots for 10th grade transfers.

Applications Open – November 4th, 2019
Applications Close – January 17th, 2020 at 4pm
Lottery Selection – January 29th, 2020
Selection Notification – February 7th, 2020
Commitment Deadline – February 21st, 2020

Requirements for Enrollment:
Math Requirement (to ensure access to Dual-Enrolled Courses): All students need to be in Algebra II (or above) by the 10th grade. In accordance with this requirement, the following must occur.

-Students entering the 9th grade must have earned a verified credit in Algebra I by the end of their 8th grade year. If not, the student will register for an Algebra I/Geometry hybrid course in the 9th grade.
-Students entering the 10th grade must have earned a verified credit in Algebra I and Geometry by the end of their 9th grade year. If not, they will commit to earning a Geometry credit in the summer between their 9th and 10th grade years.

Cohort Requirement (to ensure that students access interdisciplinary PBL): all students enrolling in Arlington Tech agree to participate in a cohort and maintain a schedule that maps to our course pathway.

Please review the Arlington Tech Program Description and Student/Family Commitment” to learn more about our enrollment requirements.

Lottery Selection:

If we receive more applications than we have spots, a double blind lottery (open to the public) will conducted.  APS will conduct the random double-blind lottery to determine admission. If families apply to more than one school/program, their application will go into all lotteries simultaneously.