How to Apply

 

Our recruiting season has ended, but students interested in learning more about our program are welcome to contact KHS School Counseling to schedule a shadow day or contact the KHS Ag Office to schedule a meeting or tour with an Ag Teacher.

Our initial application deadline was December 16th. If you submitted an application, you will receive information regarding your interview in the first days of January. All applicants must participate in a brief interview in order for you application to be considered. Interview Night is January 12th (snow date January 19th).

We will continually accept and review completed applications until all seats in the incoming class for the 2023-2024 school year is full. Once the class is full, student applicants who meet our minimum criteria will be placed on a waitlist. Students on the waitlist will be contacted when a seat opens up and this can happen at any time throughout the spring and summer up until the first week of school.

Application Procedure

Who may apply: 
We accept 8th graders who reside in the following towns: Killingly, Brooklyn, Pomfret, Putnam, Thompson, Woodstock, Eastford, Plainfield, Canterbury, Sterling, Voluntown and Griswold. We can also accept applications from current 9th graders who plan to enter the program as 10th graders. We do not typically accept applications from rising Juniors or Seniors.
 
Completing the Application:
The application is standardized to all of CT's Agriculture Science and Technology Programs. The application can be filled out electronically, or can be printed and completed by hand. You can submit the application by email to cjulian@killinglyschools.org or by mail to Killingly Agriculture Education Center 226 Putnam Pike Dayville, CT 06241. Once a complete application is received, all applicants must also participate in a 5 minute (3 question) interview and parent information session to review program expectations.
 
Application Criteria:
All applications are evaluated by the following criteria using a standardized scoring system.
1. Demonstrated interest in a career in an agricultural or agricultural related field.
2. Personal meeting and/or interview with ASTE staff and/or school personnel.
3. Recommendations.
4. Attendance record.
5. Academic records.
6. Behavioral records.
7. Standardized assessment scores
 
Application Timeline:
  1. We recruit at local middle schools throughout the months of September and October.
  2. Open House for Interested 8th Graders is November 2nd, 2022 
  3. Initial application deadline is December 16th, 2022
  4. Interview night will be held on January 12th, 2023 (snow date January 19th)
  5. Student applicants who interview in January and meet our admission criteria are notified by mail in February.

We will continually accept and review completed applications until all seats in the incoming class for the 2023-2024 school year is full. Once the class is full, student applicants who meet our minimum criteria will be placed on a waitlist. Students on the waitlist will be contacted when a seat opens up and this can happen at any time throughout the spring and summer up until the first week of school.