High Tech High

San Diego, CA

Launched in September 2000 by a coalition of industry and educator leaders, the Gary and Jerri-Ann Jacobs High Tech High (HTH) is a tuition- free, independent public charter school in San Diego, serving 450 students in grades 9-12. The school was founded on three design principles: personalization, adult world connection, and common intellectual mission. Innovative features include performance-based assessment, daily shared planning time for staff, state-of-the-art technical facilities for project-based learning, internships for all students, and close links to the high tech workplace.