High Technology High School provides a complete high school education that stresses mathematics, science, and technology. In addition to the technology and engineering classes, technology is integrated into all of the humanities classes. Each year at High Tech features different technology classes that build upon one another to prepare students for higher education and successful careers.
High Tech offers several unique advantages that make the education it provides even more valuable. The school is located in Lincroft, New Jersey, adjacent to the Advanced Technology Center on the Brookdale Community College campus. This allows students the opportunity to take college courses during their Junior and Senior years. Seniors are also required to take a mentorship course that pairs students with engineers, scientists, and other researchers working in a technological field.
Classes are scheduled using a block system. There are five 70 minute periods a day with a single lunch break between 11:23 and 11:53. Most classes are held 3 times a week, with exceptions for certain subjects. All science classes have double labs that span two periods. AP Calculus classes meet for a fourth period each week. The Junior and Senior technology classes (Cisco Networking Academy and Brookdale Community College courses) are held two days a week for 3 consecutive periods each time.
Both the faculty and the students have found this schedule to be advantageous for learning. Students have more time to get things done in class and more time to do homework. Teachers have longer, uninterrupted blocks of time to instruct students and cover all the necessary material.
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High Technology High School's unique advantages, convenient location, excellent teachers, and passionate students are the ingredients for success. The school has earned many awards and distinctions for its outstanding environment and for the work of its students. It designated as a No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon School in 2003 and a New Jersey Star School in 1997 and 2002.
Photographs courtesy of the HTHS website.
Of the 62 students in the graduating class of 2004, there are 14 National Merit Commended Scholars, 1 National Merit Scholar SemiFinalist, and 11 National Merit Scholar Finalists. The students have also represented the school at numerous national competitions and conferences such as the national meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the TSA National Conference, and the National Consortium of Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology (NCSSSMST) Conference.
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