Employment at High Tech High
What We Offer …
High Tech High’s instructional design emphasizes hands-on, project-based learning with adult-world connections. We are committed to building a school culture where there is respect and cooperation among students, adults, and families. Applicants should be open to a dynamic, collaborative, teacher-driven school where teachers have the freedom to design curriculum in collaboration with directors and colleagues.
To read more about our community’s benefits and view the compensation framework, please download our HTH Teacher Experience Flyer. In compliance with CCR Section 570.5 (a(5), the compensation framework and contract information subject to public disclosure are available from the HTH Business Office during business hours by appointment.
Teacher Compensation Framework
How We Hire …
Due to the rhythm of the school year, our primary recruitment season is December through May. You will notice we post all positions. This is to anticipate any possible hiring need within our network of 16 schools. During this time, we review applications and set up informal interviews to get to know our year’s applicant pool. Selected applicants are invited to Hiring Bonanzas. These are day-long events where prospective teachers conduct a demo lesson for a panel of High Tech High students, teachers, and administrators and engage in one-on-one and group interviews. Offer letters outlining salary and benefits will be sent throughout the season, however formal contracts are not issued until the summer.
High Tech High endeavors to attract passionate, highly qualified educators. Instructional personnel are required to hold valid California teaching credentials, permits or certificates appropriate to the assignment. To that end, High Tech High offers individualized advisement and application assistance for out of state educators seeking to transfer credentials. We also offer many educational pathways towards earning a California credential. For more information, please visit our Teacher Center’s webpage.
Join Our Team …
At High Tech High, we strive to cultivate a teaching faculty representative of the diverse communities we serve. Everyday our teachers and staff bring their authentic selves to work; creating equitable, rigorous, and vibrant learning environments. Our schools are home to educators who come to us from industry and those who have followed the traditional path into teaching. We encourage you to get to know our culture by viewing student projects and staff bios on our school webpages.
An offer of employment will be subject to the successful completion of a background check. HTH is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of HTH to afford equal employment and advancement opportunity to all qualified individuals without regard to race, ethnicity, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, pregnancy, age, disability, parental, family, marital status, medical condition, or any other classification that is protected under applicable local, state or federal law. HTH does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender expression, gender identity, ethnicity, ethnic group identification, immigration status or citizenship, race, ancestry, national origin, color, religion, religious affiliation, creed, mental or physical disability, age, parental, family, marital status, or any other basis protected by applicable law in employment, admission, or educational program or activities.