High Tech High

Prolongs the learning process after secondary school, promoting innovative state schools that integrate technical and academic education. Students develop projects that enable them to acquire academic, occupational and social skills; preparing them for both the workplace and for university entrance exams.

United States

Entrepreneur

Larry Rosenstock
Member of the Ashoka network of social entrepreneurs (2002). Winner of the McGraw Prize - 2010 Secondary Education Award. His programme “CityWorks” won a Ford Foundation Innovations in State and Local Government Award in 1992.
  • It is a network of 12 schools that has benefited 5,200 students.
  • 98% of graduates have gone to university, 75% of which were enrolled in four-year in-person courses at various universities.
  • Over 30% of students at High Tech High (HTH) choose careers in maths or science (compared to the national rate of 17%).
  • HTH African-American students outperform their peers from the district and throughout the state by a wide margin in terms of exam results.
  • Through the programme of academic placements, HTH students have completed over 1,000 placements in more than 300 businesses and agencies in the community.