FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about Appleton Technical Academy

WeldingAppleton Technical Academy provides high school students with a jump-start toward successful and rewarding careers within manufacturing and industrial technology industries through a blend of hands-on learning and academics.

In cooperation with FVTC and local business leaders, A-Tech gives students the skills and experience needed to get stable, high-paying jobs available now due to an increasing shortage of skilled workers for manufacturing positions. The need is urgent. The opportunity is great.

Where is the Appleton Technical Academy located?

A-Tech is located at Appleton West High School and all classes are taught by AASD staff members.

Will transportation be provided?

As with all charter schools, parents or students are responsible for providing transportation.

Are there suggested tracks of coursework?

Students in grades 9 through 12 will take coursework in all areas of manufacturing. As students get closer to graduation, coursework will become progressively more focused on your child’s specific interest area through advanced classes on chosen subjects and through the senior internship program.

What will curriculum and instruction look like at this Appleton Area School District (AASD) Charter School?

At Appleton Technical Academy, we provide instruction that goes beyond the traditional classroom.  Students will have a mix of both traditional core classes (Math, Science, English, Social Studies) and manufacturing related courses (Welding, Machining, Mechanical Design, Automated Manufacturing).

What will a typical A-Tech student schedule look like?

Schedules will differentiate depending on grade level.  9th grade students will have a two hour seminar course each day covering all areas of manufacturing, and the rest of the day is spent in required core courses.  10th grade students will take core courses in English and Biology, with Math and History being integrated into manufacturing courses that run the rest of the day.  All courses for 11th and 12th grade students integrate Math, Science, and English into manufacturing courses.

Will students earn college credit while attending A-Tech?

Students can earn as many as 24 credits through Fox Valley Technical College (FVTC) in Math, English, and Manufacturing areas while a student at A-Tech.

How much does it cost to attend Appleton Technical Academy?

As a public charter school of the Appleton Area School District, there is no application fee or tuition.  Also, through our partnership with local industry, donations from area businesses cover the cost of clothing, protective glasses, equipment, etc.

Who can apply for the Appleton Technical Academy?

Any student entering 9th – 12th grade can apply, including students from other school districts. Please visit our website at appletontech.org or contact A-Tech at 920-832-6234 to discuss the application and enrollment process.