RETHINK HIGH SCHOOL

Atlantic County Institute of Technology



STUDENTS BENEFIT FROM OUR DIFFERENCES

  • National Blue Ribbon School
  • US News and World Report Bronze Level School
  • Honors, AP and Dual Credit Courses
  • Specialized instruction with a focus on project based learning
  • Extended learning opportunities including: job shadowing, internships, structured learning experiences and field trips
  • A clear path to better-paying careers following graduation (as compared to conventional high school graduates)
  • A safe learning environment
  • Job placement assistance and support through ACIT’s Structured Learning Experience (SLE)
  • Advisory Board Membership comprised of industry recognized career professionals and representatives from local colleges and universities who work with teachers and students to ensure up-to-date career focused curriculum
  • Articulation and Dual Enrollment opportunities for students to earn college credits before graduating high school
  • An extensive range of extracurricular activities, interscholastic sports, clubs and organizations that center on career themes and allow students to have the complete high school experience
  • Each student provided with a Chromebook as part of the district-wide 1:1 initiative

OUR FACILITIES

  • Modern campus featuring cutting-edge instructional technology and career technical labs that mirror industry standards
  • 1,000 seat Performing Arts Center
  • Fully equipped gymnasium, weight room and ballet studio
  • A state-of-the-art Hawk’s Nest Media Center, the hub of ACIT, offering academic and scholarly online databases, the latest YA books and e-books, games, 3D printers and 8,000+ books
  • Campus-wide, high-speed wireless network offering the industry’s fastest connection speed
  • TV production studio featuring Blackmagic 4K studio equipment, Windows and Mac based PC editing suites
  • “THE CAGE” School Store
  • Cafe on Main, a student-run dining and banquet facility

OUR ANSWERS TO YOUR QUESTIONS

You probably have a lot of questions about pursuing an alternative to conventional high school.


WHAT DOES IT COST TO GO TO ACIT?
As a public school, there is no cost to Atlantic County residents of high school age. New Jersey Title 18A:54-20.1 entitles students the right to choose ACIT for their high school education.
WHERE IS ACIT LOCATED?
The campus is located at 5080 Atlantic Avenue in Mays Landing, NJ 08330.
HOW DO I GET TO ACIT?
Your sending district provides transportation to and from our school.
CAN I GO TO COLLEGE IF I GO TO ACIT?
Yes! We have graduates in private and public colleges and universities and other post-secondary institutions throughout the country. Some of our programs even earn you college credits before graduation. College Scholarships are available based on a student’s abilities and achievements.
I CAN TAKE SIMILAR CLASSES AT MY HIGH SCHOOL, SO WHY SHOULD I GO TO ACIT?
Our students spend approximately 1,000 hours in their academy and career majors over the course of four years at ACIT.
WHAT DOES A DAY LOOK LIKE AT ACIT?
We follow block scheduling which provides extended periods to allow for optimal hands-on learning. Students cycle through four 84-minute blocks in a school day during two semesters throughout the year.
WHO SHOULD I CALL IF I HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?
You can call Kelly McPherson at 609-625-2249, x 1209 or send an email inquiry to kmcpherson@acitech.org.

Application Process

The application process for incoming freshman involves the following steps ...


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It all starts with creating an account on this site. Once an account has been created and verified by email you are able to login to start an application.

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Online Application

Enter the information required in each of the sections of the online application. Once all sections are complete the application can be finalized and submitted.

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Supporting Documents

Important documents needed to start the application review will need to be sent over from the applicant's current school. When an application is submitted we send a courtesy email to the guidance counselor requesting the documents. It is important to remember that without these documents we can not process the application. As the parent/guardian you may need to formally request these documents.

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Initial Processing

Once the required documentation is submitted the application is considered complete. The Admissions Coordinator will then complete the steps necessary to begin application review by the admissions committee.

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Application Review

At this stage the application is reviewed by the members of the admissions committee and scored. The individual scores are used to calculate an overall applicant score.

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Decision

Based on the aggregate scores applicants are either accepted or remain in the applicant pool for the next decision wave.

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