• Our Mission

    Charter School for Applied Technologies prepares students to attain family sustaining careers by integrating career exploration and a lifelong learning culture.  

    Career Preparation
    Why is it important for schools to have Career Preparation programs?  Numerous studies have shown that young people who take part in career-related activities are:
    • Less likely to drop out;
    • More likely to pursue post-secondary education, and
    • Make more money (18 percent more) than their schoolmates.

    Simply put, career preparation improves lives.

    CSAT's Career to School Payoff
    Every one of our students, regardless of their academic performance, socioeconomic standing, or personal goals, is headed for the “World of Work.”  Some may enter the workplace after receiving a diploma from CSAT, while others will do so after college.  Either way, they will need to be armed with the skills and knowledge that will allow them to succeed in the real world.  
    That’s why career preparation starts for CSAT students in kindergarten.  From Day One, they are introduced to professionals from every field imaginable.  Can you remember the day you discovered your true life’s path?  At CSAT, we strive to make sure that day comes sooner rather than later.
    Our Programming
    • Career Touch Programs
      Hundreds of community members representing both the public and private sectors have come to CSAT to discuss their career paths with students.  They do not just speak for speaking’s sake, though. Each session is woven into a format that ties directly to the school’s curriculum and state learning standards.
    • Job Shadowing
      Job shadowing allows older students to be exposed to an actual work environment based on their individual career interests. Doing so enables students to observe first-hand daily routines and activities.
    • Senior Internships & Work Study
      These programs allow selected students to explore their career of interest in depth. Programs are structured to: tie to a particular class/field of study, be paid or unpaid, provide at least 108 hours of worksite development (in addition to the classroom component), and to meet the goals set forth in an agreement between teacher, student, parent, and business. 

     If your business/non-profit organization would like to partner with the school, contact Lori Allan at lallan@csat-k12.org.