A former U.S. Civil War era Arsenal from 1864 to 1903, Arsenal Technical High School opened as a public high school in 1912. While other buildings were built on the 76-acre campus to complete the school’s “university-like” setting, the old Arsenal building and barracks are still in use to accommodate classrooms and other educational functions.
Because of its history and significance, Arsenal Tech was placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.
Today, the school continues to function as a public high school for students in Grades 9-12 in the IPS district and beyond. Tech (as it is affectionately called) is one of four IPS All-Choice High Schools offering a diverse and challenging curriculum.
As the largest high school in the IPS district, Tech specializes in five College and Career Options: Math and Science Academy; Law and Public Policy; Career Technology Center (14 different career-based options: culinary, cosmetology, welding, etc); Construction, Engineering and Design Academy; and New Tech (project-based learning). All freshmen participate in an extremely well-supported Freshman Academy in Stuart Hall with designated administrators, counselors, social workers to specifically support freshman students.
ATHS has more Visual and Performing Arts offerings than any school in the district and a robust list of offered clubs and athletic programs.
Arsenal Technical High School is led by principal Corye J. Franklin.