HTH Admissions

Admissions Process

Admissions for the 2019-2020 school year is now closed.

We will open admissions for the 2020-2021 school year on October 1st, 2019.

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.

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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 8th 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 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, 2019
  • Informational meetings/Open Houses are in January and February
  • Application Deadline: TBD
  • Applicants Notified: TBD
  • Deadline to notify HTH of intention to enroll/decline spot: TBD at 1:00pm.

Information Sessions/Open Houses
HTH offers informational meetings a few times per year. Dates will become available on October 1st.

An invitation will be emailed via SchoolMint (in order to be a part of this pool, you must submit an application first). An RSVP link will be provided at that time.

Kindergarten Applicants
A child must turn 5 years old on or before September 1st (EC Section 48000[a]) in order to apply for Kindegarten. 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.

Outreach and Recruitment

High Tech High participates in various events throughout the San Diego community to connect with prospective students and families. We also encourage families to participate in our student led tours and information sessions to learn more about our schools. For more information about outreach and recruitment or to invite High Tech High to participate in one of your community events, please contact the Director of Community Engagement and Admissions at We look forward to connecting with you!


From the outset, university is part of the discourse at our schools where faculty and students demystify and discuss college as an accessible, viable goal. HTH’s graduation requirements are aligned with the minimum entry requirements for the UC/CSU schools. IN addition to UC/CSU schools, HTH graduates have been accepted into numerous selective four-year schools in and out of the state, such as Stanford, Yale, Brown, Columbia, Cornell, Dartmouth, New York University, Smith, Kenyon and Notre Dame. Please see below for each school’s School Profile

2018 School Profiles


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