Applications now open to Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering
The Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering (ASCTE) is now accepting applications, the school announced on Twitter Thursday morning.
ASCTE will be a boarding high school where students interested in Cyber Technology and Engineering will live on campus and focus their studies on cyber and engineering courses of study. Eighth graders from across Alabama can apply for about 100 spots in the school’s inaugural class.
The school will be held at the campus of Oakwood University in Huntsville for 2020 and 2021 before moving to its a permanent campus on Cummings Research Park. That new campus is expected to be fully constructed by 2022. The enrollment will increase each year, with a target of 3oo students after four years.
According to ASCTE’s website, the school “will serve 9th Graders in its first year, adding a grade level each year, with the goal of becoming a 9th-12th grade high school.”
The application process specifies, “Students local to Huntsville will commute daily, while the school will provide residential housing for students living outside of the Huntsville area.”
The school will be led by Matt Massey, a former superintendent of the Madison County School System.
Similar to the Alabama School of Fine Arts in Birmingham and the Alabama School for Math and Science in Mobile, Alabama students will pay no tuition at ASCTE.
Students will be required to produce the following:
- Copy of transcripts
- Most recent copy of standardized test scores
- Letter of recommendation from a teacher
- Letter of recommendation from a school administrator
- Letter of recommendation from parent(s)
- Letter of interest from the student
- Current photo of the student applicant
- Copy of Cumulative Disciplinary Record
- Copy of attendance report for the 2018-2019, 2019-2020 school year
Interested applicants can go here.
Henry Thornton is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News. You can contact him by email: email@example.com or on Twitter @HenryThornton95.