ATI Staff and Alum posing for a picture outside of the school

About Us

Our Purpose

At Armadillo Technical Institute (ATI) we work together to equip people to reach their goals through community, equity, adaptability and creativity.

Students working on computers

Diverse Staff and Students

Drawing from the entire Rogue Valley, our diverse culture of students and teachers provides an environment of acceptance and accountability.

ATI serves students who struggle as well as those who exceed grade level. We have students who have never experienced difficulty in school and students who have yet to find success in a traditional school. We offer a stimulating curriculum and special education support that enables our students to get involved and really learn.

Small School, Big Results

ATI is Southern Oregon’s oldest Public Charter School, and one of the first twelve schools chartered in Oregon. ATI is open to grades 9-12 and is purely a choice school. We offer diploma and GED pathways to high school completion.

ATI is a public school and does not charge tuition. It is funded by State School Funds and is fully accredited by Cognia. Public Charter Schools are prohibited from discriminating in enrollment for any reason. Students grades 9-12 will be admitted in an order prescribed by the State of Oregon and the current Charter.

ATI is a program created by staff, parents, students and the Phoenix-Talent School District. Our charter is an ongoing collaborative effort with the district to work toward a positive, beneficial learning environment for our students.

Individualized Instruction

ATI is an intentionally small and highly personalized program offering creative student instruction. We have high academic standards and students are held accountable for achieving their own personal goals and success. Attitude is key. Our students are serious about their attendance, education, and shared community.

When students enroll in ATI, their math, reading and writing skills are evaluated so they are properly placed in classes appropriate to their needs. Once in the program, all school work must meet state standards to be eligible for grades and credits. Our students have infinite opportunities to enhance completed work to meet these standards.


ATI uses technology to teach the 21st century computer literacy skills required in many careers of the future. In our coursework, we promote hands-on projects and activities to incorporate and stimulate a multitude of learning styles.

The ATI Difference

ATI is unparalleled in all of  Jackson County as we offer:

  • effective class sizes of 15-25 students

  • 1:1 student-to-computer ratio

  • personalized supported programs for academic success

Commitment to student success is crucial. Our purpose is to help you succeed academically, socially and emotionally and gain the confidence and skills you need to be successful in the outside world.

Please view our Student Handbook which provides a complete overview of our program. We don’t expect ATI to be right for every student, so consider your options carefully.

If you determine that ATI is the place for you, get ready for an exciting journey through the world of new ideas guided by understanding teachers who are enthusiastic about your education.

For enrollment information, please click here.