The Charter School for Applied Technologies (CSAT) opened its doors in 2001 as a 700-student school serving grades K-6. Today, CSAT is a busy campus consisting of three distinct buildings (Elementary, Middle and High Schools), that host approximately 2,090 students from 20 different school districts throughout WNY. It has evolved to become the:
What Makes CSAT So Different?
Like every parent, your child's safety, happiness, and education are among your first priorities. We at CSAT share these priorities, and hold ourselves to high standards to better prepare your child for the challenging society that awaits him/her. When a parent selects CSAT, they are making a choice that will result in a positive, profound difference in the life of their child. How do we do it?
A longer school day & year
The CSAT school day is 7.5 hours long and the school year runs between August and June, allowing teachers more time to effectively address individual needs.
Students are taught Spanish beginning in fifth and continues throughout all grades.
Students adhere to a formal dress code.
Music & sports
Extensive music and band programs are open to all students, and include a competitive marching band and jazz ensemble. In addition, CSAT is one of only three state charter schools that compete in varsity sports (in Section VI's Niagara-Orleans League).
Computers & technology
The campus boasts three computer labs, "wireless labs" that travel from classroom to classroom, and faculty members that are accessible to parents throughout the day via e-mail.
"Every Day is Career Day"
It's the school's commitment to its motto - "Every Day is Career Day" - though, that sets it apart from others. CSAT's school-to-career component prepares all students, including those who may not be college bound, for the world of work. Career preparation starts for our students in kindergarten with field trips and visits by community business leaders and extends throughout their entire educational career, culminating in student enterprise programs, job shadowing, and individualized work study and internships for those in higher grades.