High Tech High

High Tech High K-12 Admissions

This page includes admissions information for all of the High Tech High elementary, middle and high schools on the Point Loma, Chula Vista and San Marcos campuses.

Thank you for your interest in applying to High Tech High schools. Open enrollment for the 2017-2018 school year is now closed, If you applied before the deadline, you can access your application via the link below

High Tech High High Tech High schools conducts our admissions process through School Mint. School Mint is accessible here or via the School Mint app available at the Apple Store / iOS or Google Play / Android.

Admissions for the 2018-2019 school year will open on October 1, 2017. 


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High Tech High schools endeavor to accommodate all students who apply for admission; however, because applications for admission exceed the number of spaces available, HTH uses a computerized lottery to determine admission. Spaces are allocated to form a student body that reflects the demographics of the region in which the school is located.


Interested applicants must do the following to apply:

  1. Application
    Complete an online application for admission between November 1st and February 28th in order to be entered into the lottery for admission to an HTH school. Once you apply, you will be directed to a confirmation page where you will see a record of what was submitted, please print that page for your records. You will also receive an email confirmation. Please save this confirmation. You can log in to your account at any time to check on the status of your application. If you prefer to use a paper application, please visit one of our schools to pick one up.
  2. Submit required proof of eligibility for the National School Lunch Program (if applicable)
    If you indicated that you qualified on your application, please send HTH the free/reduced lunch approval letter from your school district (ONLY if applicable). Proof can be emailed to admissions@hightechhigh.org OR faxed to 619-243-5045 Attn: Admissions. The letter must be received before the application deadline in order to be eligible for the statistical advantage in the lottery. 



Important Dates (2017-2018)
Application goes online November 1, 2016
Informational meetings/Open Houses are in January and February.
Application Deadline: February 28, 2017 at 11:59 pm.
Applicants Notified: April 3, 2017
Deadline to notify HTH of intention to enroll/decline spot: April 24, 2017 at 12:30pm.

Information Sessions/Open Houses
HTH offers informational meetings a few times per year. Dates will become available on November 1st. There is no need to RSVP for these meetings and they are optional. Elementary School information sessions are for parents ONLY.

Kindergarten Applicants
A child must turn 5 years old on or before September 1st for the 2014-15 school year and each school year thereafter. (EC Section 48000[a]). We do not make exceptions to this rule.

Visiting the Admissions Office
Admissions questions will be received during office hours which are held on Fridays from 9:00am to 12:00pm. If you need to see an Admissions Office representative outside of those hours, please call (619) 796-4484 or email admissions@hightechhigh.org to make an appointment.

The Admissions Office cannot meet and discuss applicants who are in the waiting pool. If you have a child in the waiting pool, please know that you will be contacted if your child is selected.


Phone: 619-796-4484
Fax: 619-243-5045
Email: admissions@hightechhigh.org