Enrollment Process

Last Updated: 1/19/2022 8:36 PM


Admiral Peary Area Vocational–Technical School offers sixteen programs of study. Application for admission
is based on the completion of 9th grade, including acquiring all credits required for graduation, and application
procedures at the participating sending school. Students applying are evaluated at Admiral Peary
by the Guidance Department on interests, abilities, aptitudes, and learning styles prior to entering. As with
any course, a strong academic background is advantageous. Test results along with student interests are
used to determine appropriate program placement. For a student to obtain the most of his/her vocational
career, it is stressed that they apply in their freshman year. All other grade levels will be considered through
the Guidance Departments.
Placement in Admiral Peary programs is based on quotas. Each participating school receives a quota of
the openings available for the following school year. This quota is based on the numerical enrollment of
each of the schools, but is interchangeable between schools contingent upon the number of applicants for
each program from each school. Enrollment at Admiral Peary AVTS is limited to 25 students per session in
each program.
Students will spend one-half day at Admiral Peary AVTS and the other at their home school district were
they receive the required subjects that are necessary for graduation as specified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education.
Admiral Peary AVTS and participating schools shall not discriminate in the counseling process for admission
because of sex, race, or handicap. Students, parents, or guardians are granted the right to appeal or make
their concerns known by using the procedures developed and positioned in policy at Admiral Peary AVTS set
forth by Title IX and Section 504.
Enrollment procedure - Online Application:
Click on your school district below and answer all of the questions.  Please select your top three program areas you would like to enroll in.  Then Click submit.  Your application will be sent to your home school Guidance counselor for review.  If acceptable, your home school Guidance Counselor will forward your application to Admiral Peary’s Guidance Counselor for review.  You will then be notified by email that you are accepted as a student at Admiral Peary.  At a later date, your home school Guidance Counselor will let you know what program you are enrolled in.
The link to your home school online application will not be active until Mrs. Wurm has visited your school and you have attended a tour of Admiral Peary AVTS.  Once activated then you can click the link and complete that application to start the process.

You will be notified via email once we receive your application letting you know we have received the application.
Contact Us
Admiral Peary Area Vocational Technical School
948 Ben Franklin Hwy
Ebensburg, PA 15931
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Phone: (814) 472-6490
Fax: (814) 472-6494