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Admissions

Please email ASTI@alameda.k12.ca.us or call 510-748-4021 to schedule a tour or shadow visit.

To this: Please call 510-748-4021 to schedule a tour or shadow visit.

 

Fall Application/Enrollment Timeline:

  • Information Night for Applicants: Wednesday December 13  6-7:30 College of Alameda F Building

            Information Night Presentation (PPT in PDF)  - Please note this is for 2017-18;

            -updated version will be posted by November 13   

  • Application here: updated version will be online November 13, 2017
  • Application Due Date: January 19, 2018
  • Lottery: January 2018
  • Notification of Enrollment Status: Letters will be mailed the first week of February, 2018
  • Spring Orientation for New Families: April 2018
  • Mandatory New Student Orientation: First Week of August 2018
  • ASTI Classes Start Earlier than AUSD: Second week of August 2018

 

Enrollment Overview:

As an Alameda Unified public school, ASTI is committed to serving the community of Alameda. Alameda residents will be given first priority in applying and all non-Alameda residents will be considered for enrollment should additional spots be available. ALL students – regardless of residence – must complete all application documents to be eligible for enrollment. Each year ASTI enrolls 50 students in the 9th grade class. Should more than 50 students apply and be eligible for enrollment, a lottery will be held to allocate positions in the freshman class and determine the order of the wait list. The lottery process will be differentiated by math level to ensure balanced class sizes. Students are placed into Alameda Science and Technology Institute n the following Priority Order: 1st Priority = Alameda Resident students who have a sibling CURRENTLY attending ASTI; 2nd = all other Alameda City Residents, 3rd = all outside of Alameda applicants.

 

The waitlist will roll over into the 9th grade and start of 10th grade years, and as openings occur, positions will be offered to the next applicant on the list. ASTI does not accept transfer students for the 11th or 12th grade.

 

Important Information About ASTI Math Offerings

 Starting in 2017-18 we began to offer Algebra 1 and Geometry for 9th graders. This increases the number of students who are eligible to apply for our program; 8th graders in Math 8, Algebra 1 and Geometry are all encouraged to apply.

 

Profile of a Successful ASTI Student:
While many different students have attended and been successful at ASTI, there are specific characteristics that all successful ASTI students usually share.  Similarly, students who have come to ASTI who did not possess these characteristics have often struggled and, in some cases, have left the program early.  While these characteristics are not selection criteria, we are providing these to help students and their families decide if ASTI is the right place for them.   These characteristics include:

  1. Middle School GPA 3.0 or above
  2. Excellent attendance – no pattern of absences or tardies
  3. Passing grades – Minimal to no D’s and F’s on transcript
  4. CAASPP English & Math Scores Approaching, Met or Exceeded Standard
  5. No pattern of disciplinary problems
  6. Highly motivated – able to independently complete tasks and responsible for own learning