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  • Science, math, English... It's all here and it's all hands-on!


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  • Hundreds of unique individuals. One spirited team!


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OnTECH is a year-round, free public school (open to students from Syracuse and all surrounding districts) that combines career and technical education with real-world, project-based learning.

Our innovative educational program develops English, math, technology and life skills. 

OnTECH is dedicated to fostering a caring, supportive and accepting school community that appreciates WHO you are and finds the GENIUS in EVERYONE! Join us by applying today!

What a year it has been!

Watch the Bridge Street interview with OnTECH Founder Eagen

Check out our Fall 2020 TV commercial

What Makes OnTECH Different

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Hands-on Learning

OnTECH’s hands-on education lets students learn through REAL experience. A hands-on education benefits all types of learners and gives you a competitive edge when applying to college and/or jobs. Students can safely make mistakes without feeling embarrassed or anxious. Instead, you learn to problem-solve, use teamwork, and think creatively. 


Small Class Sizes & Individualized Education Plans

The small class sizes at OnTECH give students more one-on-one time with teachers while helping students build deeper connections with peers. Smaller class size also decreases distractions and helps you feel heard and noticed. OnTECH also works with parents and teachers to design individualized education plans for students who have difficulty learning. An individualized education plan helps students succeed in school and reduces daily frustrations in class. 


Careers in Science and Technology

Careers in science and technology are on the rise and continue to be in high demand locally and nationwide. OnTECH offers students an education tailored to interests in technical fields relating to environmental sciences, animal behavior, agriculture, agribusiness, new energy sources, and more.


Caring Community / Student-Centered Social Design

OnTECH is home to a positive, supportive community of students, staff, and educators who welcome everyone from all backgrounds and learning styles. This support gives students a sense of belonging and promotes participation at school. OnTECH iterates to respond to the interests and needs of the students to create a school in which students have a say in how you learn. This sense of agency makes learning more meaningful. From deciding on the dress code to choosing the school mascot, together we design a school that the students can call your own.


Technology-Rich Instruction

At OnTECH students learn how to use the technology necessary to reinforce learning, spark students’ interests and to succeed in college and the workplace. Each student receives a laptop to use and eventually take home upon graduation.

Get Jobs & Explore Careers

OnTECH pairs students with local employers to get jobs to help you make money while getting life skills to help you to be successful in the workplace. OnTECH strives to prepare students for college and careers by providing opportunities focused on finding one’s passions. Career exploration is conducted through virtual learning, site visits, volunteer opportunities, internships, and more. 


Unconventional Students Welcome!

At OnTECH, we acknowledge that not everyone learns the same way or has the same perspective. That is why we designed our school to serve different learning styles, to celebrate unique students and help you find your inner genius. An OnTECH, education yields more than job- or college-ready students; OnTECH students gain the social and emotional toolkit to become an individual who is comfortable with yourself, confident in your abilities and ready to give back to the community.


NYS Diploma, Free Tuition, Free Transportation & More!

OnTECH is a free Charter school. Transportation, hearty and nutritional meals, learning materials, and more are at no cost. Students who graduate from OnTECH leave with NYS Diplomas.

OnTECH Videos


This project is one example of the hands-on, real-world, and collaborative projects our students tackle at OnTech each year. It also shows how OnTECH encourages you to follow your passion and find your genius. And, finally, our School Video Producer is one of several in school-paid positions at OnTECH, which is another way we prepare students for employment and career!



We know these COVID-19 times are confusing, unusual, and a little scary. But they are also a chance to RE-think your high-school experience. That’s where OnTECH comes in! Not only do we offer hands-on learning, preparation for a career, and a caring community – we have a smart plan to return to school in response to the Coronavirus:

Small Classes + Small School = Less Risk!
1 Day a week In school for each grade
4 Days live online with teachers and daily mentor check-ins
Virtual games, dancing, music, and more!

We’re excited to speak to you about OnTECH – and help you apply! To schedule a low-pressure, no obligation informational interview with an OnTECH admissions agent, just complete the form below and we’ll be in touch within 24 hours!

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