High Tech High School is a fictional high-school in San Diego County, which appears in the novelsizations of two bestsellers. High Tech High is also known by “Tech” or simply “T” and can be found at Prospect Street on the campus San Diego Central High school District. It’s modeled after traditional junior high schools in California, particularly those found in Silicon Valley. This is what has helped to make the school so popular. The school is a fictional one, where students can take part in extracurricular activities such as drama club and science club.
The face of education has been transformed by High Techtechnology, as has the world of business. Today science and math concepts can also be used in business management, communications and engineering. High-tech high is a virtual network that includes 11 schools in San Diego County. It spans from kindergarten to 12th grade. Each class is taught in a classroom by an experienced teacher using a user friendly software program to teach lessons. Teacher scheduling is possible to allow for group teaching, team-teaching, classroom discussion, practice sessions, independent study groups, teacher-led enrichment classes, individualized study plans, regular class meetings, and teacher support.
High Tech High was named after High Tech High School, San Diego County. The district is where the fictional high school is situated in the book. According to the characters in the book, the building is named after Steve Jobs, Apple CEO. The teacher is an expert in teaching computer skills to children. He has a great deal of knowledge about new technologies, which are continually being added to computers.
High Tech Middle North County is found in the rural San Fernando Valley. High Tech High School buildings were designed and built with the latest computer technology. They also feature state-of the-art programs such as Cricut. JerriAnn Jacobs, an adult education instructor, teaches the schools. She holds a Master’s in Educational Teaching, with a focus on High Tech Middle School.
High Tech Middle North County has some differences from the Middle School nearby, such as its scheduling, technology and academic targets. However, the curriculum revisions board is appointed by the school board and the principal has final authority over academic and curriculum objectives. The school board cannot, for instance, hire non-Spanish speaking teachers nor dictate the length of time a teacher must be in the field. Principals are free to choose whether or otherwise to join the charter network.
High Tech’s innovative teaching method is different from other charter high schools. It emphasizes creative architecture of engineers and architects rather than textbook knowledge. According to the school website, this is part a research-based teaching approach. It also teaches the world’s architecture and environmental sciences. Because of this hands-on approach, they offer a virtual reality learning environment. It is a great place for engineering and science majors.
San Diego State University’s website boasts that High Tech Middle School graduates have higher average test scores than traditional students. High-tech charter schools also have lower dropout rates that their public counterparts. Because there is no property or union tax on the school, and no contribution to public schools, nor funding from the state or federal, the school can lower its costs. Performance is what charter school teachers get paid. There are bonuses and raises for those who perform well. Students receive the same tuition-free education that other students throughout the county. High Tech is accredited through the National Association for the Legal Support of Alternative Schools.
The website of San Diego State University states that High Tech has been deemed “one of the fastest growing areas in the country” by the National Association of Schools of Education. NALAS states that High Tech charter schools have the highest annual growth in new students than any other sector. San Diego State University also reported that its graduates graduate at a higher rate than those in traditional classrooms. Teachers in San Diego have begun to embrace the high-tech approach to teaching. To attract the best teachers, many charter schools have adopted the Google Flu approach.