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Transcript: School Goals Serve a student body that mirrors the ethnic and socioeconomic diversity of the local community. Integrate technical and academic education to prepare students for post-secondary education in both high tech and liberal arts fields. Increase the number of educationally disadvantaged students in math and engineering who succeed in high school and post-secondary education. Graduate students who will be thoughtful, engaged citizens. Adult World Connection Personalization Adult World Connection Common Intellectual Mission Teacher as Designer Opened in 2000 in San Diego, CA Now 13 schools (5 HS, 4 MS, 4 ES) ~ 5,000 students 600+ employees Students accepted by blind, zip code based lottery Annual operating budget: ~ $40 million Common Intellectual Mission 96% of graduates go to college 66% go to four-year institutions 34% of graduates major in STEM (compared to 17% nationally) High Tech High was recognized in the 2016 National Rankings and earned a bronze medal Not a lot of bullying; safe environment where students feel safe Personalization Documented Results Challenges "Most Likely to Succeed" Trailer: High Tech High Project Page: High Tech High PBL Teacher's Guide:'s%20Guide%20to%20Project-based%20Learning.pdf Hands on Learning at High Tech High: No tracking of students by perceived academic ability Integration of hands and minds & the merging of academic disciplines Assessment is performance-based Accommodate diverse learners Teacher as Designer HIGH TECH HIGH Snapshot High Tech High’s mission is to develop and support innovative public schools where all students develop the academic, workplace, and citizenship skills for postsecondary success. Still some questions about how students are individually assessed Highly dependent on funds/donors ($40 million/year?) High teacher turnover Mixed reviews from parents Some say students are lacking basic skills like spelling and math and were told that that had to be taught at home One parent said her daughter had to take remedial math and English in college Helpful Resources Design Principles Work in interdisciplinary teams to design the courses they teach Take the lead at staff meetings Schedule supports team teaching Teachers have ample planning time to devise integrated projects, common rubrics and rituals Learner-centered approach that supports & challenges each student Students pursue their passions & continually reflect on their learning and growth Students engage in field studies, community service, internships, and consultation with outside experts Routinely create work for authentic audiences and exhibit that work in professional venues Mission Statement

High Tech High

Transcript: All students meet UC A-G requirements Alumni now attending colleges such as UC Berkeley, Syracuse, UCSD, SDSU, Reed, and more. Feedback from alumni indicates high level of readiness in critical thinking. Attendance: 8:30-3:30, every day Closed Campus Policy: To ensure student safety, HTHNC maintains a closed campus. Dress Code Intersession & Internship Series of charter villages Point Loma (International, MA) Chula Vista North County High Tech High High Tech Middle High Tech Elementary Submit an online application by going to Paper applications also accepted Application due date is February 28th, 2015 Admissions notifications mailed the last week of March Attendance at HTHNC info session is required College Going Sports, clubs, groups, etc. Free opportunities to pursue interests within class Electives Not a single “type” of HTHNC student What we do Student Life High Tech High North County What is High Tech High? Personalization "Real World" Connection How to learn rather than what to learn Collaboration and Community Hands on! Admissions "High Tech High’s mission is to develop and support innovative public schools where all students develop the academic, workplace, and citizenship skills for postsecondary success." Questions? College Prep School Expect all students to apply for a college or university Project Based Learning engaging education with the real world Diverse Interests and Student Body Full Inclusion Model General Expectations Acceptance into HTH What is Project-based Learning? HTH uses a computer based zip-code lottery to select students Zip codes are grouped geographically into clusters, each comprising a target percentage of the student body Percentages based on US Census data indicating the number of school-aged children who reside within each zip code

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