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Quick Facts about Wilson Academy of Applied Technology


  • Wilson Academy of Applied Technology (WAAT) is an early college high school. Students are dually enrolled in high school and college at the same time.
  • Students can earn a high school diploma and an Associate degree from Wilson Community College for FREE!
  • It is a five-year program.
  • The focus of the school is centered-around advanced manufacturing technologies and STEM.
  • The program is embedded on Beddingfield High School’s campus and Wilson Community College’s campus.
  • Transportation is provided for all selected students.
  • Any rising 9th Grader is eligible to apply.
  • We have small class sizes. (15 to 20 student per class)
  • Manufacturing norms and processes will be simulated throughout the program.
  • Students can participate in clubs and volunteer opportunities provided by the school.
  • Students will participate in job shadowing and internship experiences.
  • The program of study is hands-on, allowing students to have relevant experiences with equipment and advanced technologies.
  • We are considered a public school.
  • The school day is from 10:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.