My son for the first time since kindergarten likes school. HTE seems to be tailored for his style of learning. This gifts and interests are enhanced. What I don't like though is the attitude of the staff and some of the teachers that it is their job to teach social issues. I don't mind them reading material that promotes respect for all kinds of people , but when all the 4th grade teachers were insisting on reading a book to their students that exposed these 9- 10 year olds to drug and alcohol abuse, inner city violence,teen pregnancy, abortion, and racial hatred. I begged them to not read the harsher chapters to theirs student but it seemed to fall on deaf ears. I was told the principal was more concerned that the teachers not edit the authors writing. When I urged them to make sure the parent knew what they were reading (the ones I talked to did not know) I was met with excuses. I now I need to teach my children about these issues , but how and when they are ready should be my call and I don't appreciate it when the school system tries take that right from parents.
High Tech School system offers a great child care service, social development for child... and nothing else... Good luck if you bring your child to this school, it's a fraud. Nothing but fundraisers. My rating on the school continue to disappear, so I will try changing the rating to see if that is the reason why, I'm thinking they don't accept negative comments for this school, go figure, why am I not surprised?
THIS SCHOOL IS AMAZING. I am a Sophomore here, and after being in an number of terrible schools I have finally found my safe haven. ABSOLUTELY no fights, or drugs problems, and all the upper classmen are nice to me. I haven't been bullied ONCE at this school, they are very strict when it comes to bullying. The teachers here are AMAZING, I love them all. I LOVE YOU HTHCV!
I Love this school! The teachers and staff are so happy, they enjoy their job and don't complain. The students are happy as well. The project based learning is wonderfull and the homework very meaningful, not just busy work and memorization. What I like the most is the fact that the teachers get to know the students and the students know their teachers. I also like the POL (presentation of learning) they present everything learned during the semester, what they like, what they need to improve and their goals for the next semester and they learn to speak in public. Enrolling my son was the best decision I ever made.
I am a freshman at High Tech High CV and I am blessed to be in this school. I have made lots of friends and I have discovered a new way of learning. Its all hands on and projects, and to me, I see that these are going to be the best high school days of my life. Even though they don't have much homework as a regular high school such as Otay Ranch, Olympian, Eastlake etc. They have challenging ways of learning. The reason colleges accept most of the student, is because we don't just sit on a seat and memorize stuff, everything is hands on and we get INVOLVED in the community and also in school. I encourage you to enter your child into High Tech High. Your child will love this high school and that it will change your childs life like it did to me.
I love the method of teaching at this school. The fact that they are original and concentrate and the subjects that are most needed for college.
Awesome! My Twin 15 year-olds have attended for 9th and 10th. I am so proud of them! I have and would recommend this high school to any parent or child who would like to be more prepared for the real world! I encourage anyone interested to learn more about project based learning and the benefits of this school!
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