Admissions Department

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

Admissions Department

Have questions, or need help with the online application? Contact one of our Admissions Representatives to assist you through the process.

Sarah McManus

Admissions Representative

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Katie Miller

Admissions Representative

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Chantal Chandler

Strategic Outreach

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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.
Some programs have extra criteria to meet in addition to those listed below.
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 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 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 7 Core of which 1.5 is Comm Arts 11 Core of which 2.5 is Comm Arts
Maximum Age 19 20

Programs Offered

Our 26 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

  • CARPENTRY

  • CISCO NETWORKING ACADEMY

  • CONSTRUCTION INNOVATIONS

  • CONSTRUCTION TRADES

  • COSMETOLOGY

  • CULINARY ARTS

  • DENTAL SCIENCES

  • DESIGN & ENTREPRENEURSHIP

  • EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

  • ELECTRICAL TRADES

  • ELECTRONICS & ROBOTICS

  • EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN

  • FIREFIGHTING

  • FLOOR LAYERS APPRENTICESHIP

  • GRAPHIC DESIGN

  • HEALTH SCIENCES

  • HEALTH SCIENCES ACADEMY

  • Heating, Ventilation & AC

  • LAW ENFORCEMENT

  • PHARMACY SCIENCES

  • 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?

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?

Students planning to attend Tech in the fall of their junior year can begin applying as early as the beginning of their sophomore year. Acceptance rounds begin in late fall and continue throughout the school year.

It is important to apply early because some programs will fill as early as January. Students are stongly encouraged to apply as soon as they have decided they want to attend Tech.

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

South 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?

South 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.

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.

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.

IS THERE A TUITION COST?

No, enrollment at Tech is free for eligible applicants.

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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