How to Apply

Completed applications are now being reviewed and we will start sending out acceptance notifications in February. If you receive an initial acceptance, you have 10 days to accept your spot.

We are still accepting late applications for the 2022 - 2023 school year; late applicants who meet our admissions criteria will be placed on a waitlist. If seats in the incoming class become available, we will continue to admit students from our waitlist until the end of the 1st week of school in September.

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 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 month of October.
  2. Open House for Interested 8th Graders is November 4th, 2021 
  3. Initial application deadline is December 17th, 2021
  4. Interview night will be held on January 12th, 2022 
  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 2022-2023 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.