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Our Mission

To provide students with high-quality interdisciplinary learning experiences that challenge them academically and develop their problem-solving, critical thinking, and communication skills. By building strong local partnerships with businesses and higher education, Advanced Technology Academy and our Ford PAS BEAC encourage and prepare students for success in college and professional careers in fields such as business, engineering, and technology. —"High standards for high achievement."


Advanced Technology Academy Public School District

The Advanced Technology Academy (ATA), is a Michigan public charter school district located in Dearborn, Michigan that offers a rigorous Pre K-12 educational program. ATA is an NCA accredited Academy that has met Michigan's standard of Adequate Yearly Progress (AYP).

ATA offers additional educational opportunities including:

»Platinum Implementation of the Ford PAS Curriculum
»Study Abroad Program in conjunction with Ford PAS
»Free Robotics, Business and Health Exploration Camps at Lake Superior State University

After-School Clubs

»National Honor Society
»Eco-Club
»Newspaper
»Chess
»Debate
»DECA
»Dance Club
»Business Professionals of America
»After-School Tutoring Programs for Grades 3-12
»ACT Preparatory Course

Multiple Coordinated Learning Experiences (CLE ’s)

»U of M and U of D Mercy Ford PAS days
»The Henry Ford Museum and Rouge Tour
»Greenfield Village
»International Auto Show
»Detroit Economic Club
»Cultural Arts Museums
»DECA


Why A Charter School?

Charter schools have the freedom to be innovative and to build effective learning programs from the ground up. As of December 2007, Michigan had 230 operating charter schools with an expected enrollment to exceed 100,000 students.

FREE TUITION

A charter school is a public school funded by the state and free to all students. The community-based school is operated by its own board independently of other public schools.

AIM HIGHER

ATA is authorized to deliver selected, pre-approved Davenport University Courses to qualified students under the supervision of Davenport University, and coordinated through the Office of the Provost. This program offers your child the ability to obtain college credits, saving your family thousands of dollars in college tuition.

CAREER READINESS

ATA has established a comprehensive ACT WorkKeys computer-based instructional program to help students qualify for the National Career Readiness Certificate.


The Ford PAS Curriculum

FordPAS

ATA centered its curriculum on the Michigan Department of Education requirements and the Ford Partnership for Advanced Studies, a program based upon project-based learning modules. Ford PAS provides students with high quality interdisciplinary learning experiences that challenge them academically and develop their problem-solving, critical thinking, and communication skills. By building strong local partnerships with business and higher education, Ford PAS encourages and prepares students for success in college and professional careers in fields such as business, engineering, health care and technology.

The high school curriculum is designed to merge the last two years of high school with the first two years of college. At the conclusion of sophomore year, all students are required to choose one of four career pathways:

»Business
»Engineering
»Health Care
»Technology

The Ford PAS Modules

»From Concept to Consumer: Building a Foundation in Problem-Solving
»Media and Messages: Building a Foundation of Communication Skills
»People at Work: Building a Foundation of Research Skills
»Careers, Companies, and Communities
»We All Run on Energy
»Energy from the Sun: Biomass
»Is Hydrogen a Solution?
»The Nuclear Revolution
»Energy for the Future
»Closing the Environmental Loop
»Planning for Efficiency
»Planning for Business Success
»Ensuring Quality
»From Data to Knowledge
»Reverse Engineering
»Different by Design
»The Wealth of NationsMarkets Without Borders
»Global Citizens
»Calculating Your Future; Personal Finance