Tech High School has a very strong Advanced Placement program for academic high achievers. (Most of the classes I took were AP classes, so this review might not be as helpful for those who are not planning on taking AP classes.) The teachers are very solid, and they treat the students with respect and treat them as competent young adults. They are also willing to get to know you outside of your academic abilities. School spirit is pretty strong, though it seems to have declined a little from 2009 to 2013. There are many extracurricular options, and students actively take advantage of them. Academic extracurriculars like Math Team, Speech Team, Theater and Knowledge Bowl receive more attention than you would expect and are popular choices for students. Overall, I would strongly recommend Tech, especially for academically gifted students.