High Tech High

High Tech High K-12 Admissions


The admissions deadline has passed for the 2018-2019 school year. If you missed the deadline to apply for the current school year and would still like to be considered for a space at an HTH school, you can apply for a second waiting pool now. Apply Here.

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

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 2019-2020 school year will open on October 1, 2018. 

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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 October 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 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 for the 2019-2020 Academic Year
Application goes online October 1, 2018
Informational meetings/Open Houses are in January and February.
Application Deadline: February 28, 2019, at 11:59 pm.
Applicants Notified: April 1, 2019
Deadline to notify HTH of intention to enroll/decline spot: April 15, 2019 at 1:00pm.

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

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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.

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

Office Hours: Monday: 10-12PM , Thursday: 12-2PM

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