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Admissions Department

North Tech students learn real world skills through complex projects, clinical rotations, and many other immersive experiences.

Admissions Staff

Our Admissions Representatives are here to help inform, recruit, and enroll new students into the wide variety of programs offered at North Tech.

Cher'ron Jones

Admissions Representative
Jennings, Pattonville, Riverview Gardens, University City

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Rich Kantner

Admissions Representative
Hazelwood, Ritenour

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Omar Perkins

Admissions Representative
Ferguson-Florissant, Normandy

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Admissions Criteria

When applying for Tech, the following prerequisite chart should be referenced to determine a student’s eligibility. Because acceptance is ongoing during the school year, the entry requirements shift to ensure that applicants remain on track in their core graduation requirements. Please refer to the Programs page for program specific requirements.
  • Partial Day Criteria

    Some programs have extra criteria to meet in addition to those listed below.
    Current 9th Grade Applicants
    To Be a Partial-Day Sophomore
    Current 10th Grade Applicants
    To Be a Partial-Day Junior
    Current 11th Grade Applicants
    To Be a Partial-Day Senior
    Minimum Core Credits Required at Time of Application Prior to Dec. 15th NA 3 Core of which 0.5 is Comm Arts 7 Core of which 1.5 is Comm Arts
    Minimum Core Credits Required at Time of Application Dec. 16th to May 15th 1.5 Core 5 Core of which 1.0 is Comm Arts 9.5 Core of which 2.0 is Comm Arts
    Minimum Core Credits Required at Time of Enrollment 3 Core of which 1 is Comm Arts 7 Core of which 1.5 is Comm Arts 11 Core of which 2.5 is Comm Arts
    Maximum Age 17 19 20
  • Full Day Criteria

    Current 9th Grade Applicants
    Entering Full-Day Sophomores
    Current 10th Grade Applicants
    Entering Full-Day Juniors
    Current 11th Grade Applicants
    Entering Full-Day Seniors
    Minimum Required Credits at Time of Application 3 9 15
    Minimum Required Credits for Admission 6 12 18
    Required Total Core Credits Earned 3 Core of which 1 is Comm Arts 8 Core of which 1.5 is Comm Arts 11 Core of which 3 is Comm Arts
    End of Course Exam (EOC) Requirements Ninth grade English EOC Ninth grade English and Algebra 1 EOCs Ninth grade English, tenth grade English and Algebra 1 EOCs
    Maximum Age 17 19 20

Programs Offered

Our 25 CTE majors allow students to explore their career interests while earning industry certifications, as well as, college and high school credit.
  • AUTO BODY

  • AUTOMOTIVE TECHNOLOGY

  • CAREER EXPLORATION

  • CARPENTRY

  • CISCO NETWORKING ACADEMY

  • CONSTRUCTION INNOVATIONS

  • CONSTRUCTION TRADES

  • COSMETOLOGY

  • CULINARY ARTS

  • DIESEL TECHNOLOGY

  • EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

  • ELECRICAL TRADES

  • EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN

  • FASHION DESIGN

  • FIREFIGHTING

  • GRAPHIC DESIGN

  • HEALTH SCIENCES

  • HEALTH SCIENCES ACADEMY

  • HEATING, VENTILATION & AC

  • HOTEL & HOSPITALITY

  • LAW ENFORCEMENT

  • PRECISION MACHINING

  • VETERINARY ASSISTANT

  • WEB & COMPUTER PROGRAMMING

  • WELDING

Frequently Asked Questions

How Do I Apply?

Complete an application online or fill out a paper application and submit it through your high school’s guidance office.

Meet with your school’s admission representative to complete the application process.

Who Can Apply to Tech?

Students applying for full day must meet requirements in addition to pre-requisites for their chosen program

All students attending St. Louis County high schools can apply to Tech. County residents who are home schooling or attending private schools are also eligible to apply.

When Should I Apply for Full Day Acceptance?

Priority for full day consideration will be given to applicants who apply prior to June 1st.

Students can apply for Tech at anytime, but use the guidelines below to ensure your application is reviewed in a timely manner.

  • Freshmen who want to attend Tech in the fall of sophomore year
    Begin applying January of freshman year
  • Sophomores who want to attend Tech in the spring of sophomore year
    Begin applying at the beginning of sophomore year
  • Sophomores who want to attend Tech in the fall of junior year
    Begin applying at the beginning of sophomore year
    Applications accepted all year, but space in programs will fill quickly
  • Juniors who want to attend Tech in the spring of junior year
    Begin applying at the beginning of junior year

Is There a Tuition Cost?

No, full day enrollment at Tech is free for eligible applicants.

Who is eligible to participate in a Career & Technical Education Hybrid Program?

North Tech’s Hybrid Programs are open to any student who is a resident of St. Louis County who meets the admissions criteria. This includes being on-track for on-time four-year graduation, positive attendance, positive discipline record and the ability to work safely and independently. Each application is evaluated individually to determine eligibility.

What is a Career & Technical Education Hybrid Program?

North Tech’s Hybrid Programs are 1-year programs designed to accommodate a diverse group of learners, and instruction is differentiated to emphasize the strengths of each student. These programs are taught by a Career & Technical Education Certified Teachers with years of industry experience and are ideal for students seeking to explore particular industries in a smaller setting with additional supports that facilitate learning.

When Will I Know If I Am Accepted?

After each acceptance round, North Tech will notify students, parents, and sending school counselors if they were accepted. Eligible applications remain in consideration throughout the school year and will be considered during each round. Applications are accepted in order of rubric score.

If a program fills, all remaining eligible applicants are put on a waiting list. Waiting lists will be consulted every time a vacancy arises. Wait list students will continue to be offered spots throughout the summer and into the first few days of the school year.

Students applying for Full Day acceptance can be accepted as a Partial Day student while their application remains in consideration.

If I Am Accepted, Do I Only Attend North Tech?

Applies to Full Day students only
Yes, when you are accepted full day at North Tech, we become your high school. You will take both academic classes and your career major class at our school. Additionally, you can choose to participate in our many sports and clubs, school dances, and other events offered exclusively to North Tech full day students.

If a student enrolls in a 1-year program junior year, what happens senior year?

Upon successful completion of their current program and recommendation, there are a number of possible outcomes for students. These outcomes include applying to compete for entry in another Career and Technical Education Program or returning to their sending school. Acceptance in a senior program is not guaranteed.

Is North Tech an A+ School?

Yes, North Tech is a Missouri A+ school. The A+ Scholarship Program offers students the opportunity to earn money college attendance at one of the many approved community and technical colleges throughout the state.

Do I Earn High School or College Credit?

Yes, our Tech majors earn 1.5 high school credits per semester. Most majors offer elective credit, but some also have academic credits incorporated. Both a student’s earned credit and grade are sent to their home high school and included in their transcript and GPA.

Most Tech majors also offer articulated college credit and/or dual college credit opportunities.

Where Can I Get More Information?

Details about all of our programs are available here on our website, you can view them all here. Or call 314-989-8521 for additional information.

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