• Students who are ready to take honors or CTE courses are encouraged to apply to the Aviation Academy. This is a limited enrollment program with a maximum seating.

    The 2023-2024 cutoff date is the end of February for classes that begin in August, 2023. After the February, 2023 cutoff date, it will be based on seat availability. Applicants can be in grades 8-9; however, it is always best to begin at the beginning of 9th grade. If the applicant begins after their freshman year, the Aeorspace Technologies 1 and Honors Aerospace Technologies 2 classes must be placed on the schedule. Students may begin college classes as early as 11th grade, depending upon passing the pre-requisite classes, grades and teacher recommendations. 

    In addition to completing the online application and the essay, students must present a report card by emailing it to the director. Grades can also be placed in an envelope and either mailed or dropped off at the main office of T.W. Andrews High School, Attention: David Mayers. 

    To be accepted, the applicant must be of good character, have excellent attendance, and have at least a 2.8 GPA (grade point average). For eighth-graders, grades need to be A's and B's. It is preferred that students complete Math 1 (Algebra), but this does NOT disqualify those who have not completed it.

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    Once the application is submitted:


    The application will be reviewed and verified for accuracy and compliance with the admission rules by the Aviation Academy and by the district. The application review period will be announced during the current school year and notification will be sent out on or about April 8th. Once notified, the applicant has two weeks to review and must accept or reject before the end of the two weeks. The offer will be rescinded after two weeks and offers will be sent to students on the waiting list. Once accepted, notifications will be sent to the reassignment office and Andrews' data manager.

    The applicant/parents must provide grades for the current year by this time to ensure correct placement in classes. Failure to do so will prevent the counselors from placing the students in the cohort class. All freshman classes are predetermined and registration will be completed by the counselors.

    The applicant/parents must then contact transportation for the required forms. If transportation is required, families will need to complete transportation paperwork each year. The reassignment paperwork must be completed the first year and then is completed. 

    If you have any questions, contact David Mayers mayersd2@gcsnc.com. Director of Aviation