Alabama School of Cyber Technology & Engineering
By The Numbers
229 Wynn Drive Huntsville, AL 35805 256.489.3700 CEEB/ACT: 010061 President Matt Massey
Administrators: Priscilla Krause Chief of Staff
Dr. Rosemary Hodges Dean of Teacher & Student Learning
Michelle Whitlow Dean of Students
Aaron Brazelton Director of Admissions & Advancement
Michelle Cundiff Director of Residential Life
Andrew Smith CFO/COO
School Counselors: Beth Blair Lead Counselor
Sheri Crigger College Counselor
Kimberly Petty School Counselor
Amber Alexis Residential Counselor
Accrediting Agency: COGNIA
Student Enrollment By Grade Freshmen: 78 | Sophomores: 93 | Juniors: 67 | Seniors: 17 Commuter Students: 153 | Residential Students: 102
About Us The Alabama School of Cyber Technology and Engineering (ASCTE) is the nation’s only high school focused on the integration of cyber technology and engineering into all academic disciplines. ASCTE is a public, residential magnet high school serving students throughout the state of Alabama. Tuition and housing are free.
To ensure all students achieve high levels of learning to be successful in implementing cyber protections into the engineering lifecycle.
Admissions Admission to ASCTE is application based with a competitive acceptance process. Prospective students are reviewed holistically by an admissions committee. Applications are due by February 3rd, 2023. Rising 9th and 10th Graders across the State of Alabama are eligible to apply.
ASCTE Foundation The ASCTE Foundation supports the school in a myriad of ways from fundraising to partnership development. As a State school, ASCTE does not receive local tax dollars. ASCTE receives a line item in the state budget that allows for school operation. The Foundation bridges the gap in funding by recruiting industry partners that invest in both the construction of our permanent campus and internship opportunities for ASCTE students.
Years in Operation
Average Senior ACT Score
Female Students represented in the 2022-2023 Student Body
Students of Color represented in the 2022-2023 Student Body
Other Asian 3.1% 3%
Demographics ASCTE is proud to disrupt typical representation in STEM industries with a student population of 38% minorities.
COVID 19 Impact ASCTE opened in Fall 2020, leasing space on the campus of Oakwood University. We were committed to offering courses face-to-face, and students have attended classes in person since the school opened.
Alabama Cities & Towns represented in the 2022-2023 Student Body
Core Faculty hold advanced degrees
Athletics ASCTE is a member of the Alabama High School Athletics Association (AHSAA) as a 2A high school. ASCTE NCAA high school code is: 853202 ASCTE offers the following sports: Cross Country Basketball Swimming Volleyball Tennis Archery Bowling E-Sports
ASCTE students enrolled in Advanced Placement
ASCTE students participate in an industry internship before graduation
Total Student Enrollment
Alabama School of Cyber Technology & Engineering
FAST FACTS 2021 AP Testing Data: 158 AP Test Administered 135 Qualifying Scores 41% of ASCTE Seniors achieved a 30 or above on the ACT 20 Student Clubs & Organizations
Academics In 2021, ASCTE earned accreditation through Cognia with a rigorous review process that thoroughly examined each aspect of our school. We were/are proud to share that we performed in the top percentile of each assessment category. In recognition of ASCTE's performance through the accreditation process, Cognia named ASCTE a "2022 School of Distinction." Detailed information including course descriptions and Essential Learning Targets (ELTs) is included in our Academic Guide, which can be viewed in full on our website.
Graduation Requirements 30 credits to include: English- 4.0 Mathematics- 4.0 Science- 4.0 Social Studies- 4.0 Cyber/Computer Science- 4.0 Engineering- 4.0 Ethics- 2.0 Wellness- 2.0 Internships- 1.0 Capstone- 1.0
2022-2023 AP Courses AP Computer Science Principles AP Computer Science A AP Calculus AB and BC AP Statistics AP Physics with Calculus - Mechanics AP Physics I AP Physics C - Electricity and Magnetism AP Language and Composition AP English Literature and Composition AP Biology AP Chemistry AP Environmental Science
14 Athletic Teams 70+ Industry Partners Average Class Size: 25 Unique Courses: Technical Writing Offensive SecurIty Music Tech History of Engineering Social Engineering Drone Racing Bio Tech 26 Acre Campus
*All ASCTE courses are taught at an Honors level*
Grading Metrics Students' grades and Grade Point Average (GPA) reflect what students learn. Each course is made up of research-based Essential Learning Targets (ELTs), and students are evaluated on each ELT using these grading categories. Course GPAs are calculated as the mean of grade points associated with each ELT. Cumulative GPA will be calculated as the mean of all course GPAs.
College Conversion Chart Institutions that need to convert to an unweighted 4-point scale should use the following conversion for each course:
3.50 - 4.50 | 4.0 (A) 2.50 - 3.49 | 3.0 (B)
3 Academic Terms
'E' EMERGING 1.50 - 2.49 | 2.0 (C) 0.50 - 1.49 | 1.0 (D) 0.0 - 0.49 | 0 (F)