Our 2020-2021 Admissions application is now available.
Click here to apply for all HTH campuses: Point Loma, Clairemont Mesa, Chula Vista and North County!



Thank you for your interest in High Tech High K-12 schools.


We are delighted that you are visiting our website and hope you find answers to all your admissions questions. We are here to help you through the admission process. After familiarizing yourself with how your family can join our community, we invite you to explore other areas of the High Tech High website to discover more about our K-12 schools. 

High Tech High schools strive to accommodate all students who apply for admission. However, because applications for admission exceed the number of spaces available, HTH uses a zip-code based 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.

Application Process:

1. Application

Click here to submit your application

Complete an online application for admission between October 1, 2019 and February 7, 2020 in order to be entered into the lottery for admission. High Tech High schools conduct 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. Once you apply, you will receive email confirmation that your application has successfully been submitted. Please be sure to save this confirmation email for your personal records. You can also 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 from the HTH Admissions Office.

PLEASE NOTE: If you are applying for Kindergarten, your child must turn 5 years old on or before September 1st (EC Section 48000[a]) in order to apply for Kindergarten. We will not make any exceptions to this rule.

2. Submit Verification (If Applicable)


Siblings of current HTH students are given a preference in the lottery. We require verification of sibling status. If you have a current HTH student, please log onto your Powerschool parent portal to access the sibling verification form underneath ‘e-collect forms‘ (form will be available on Friday 10/11).

National School Lunch Program 

If you indicated on your student’s application that they qualify for free/reduced lunch, you will need to email an approval letter from your school district as verification of their eligibility. All school lunch verification should be emailed to admissions@hightechhigh.org.

3. Attend a Tour and/or Information Session (Optional)

Tours are optional, but we highly encourage you and your family to attend a tour or come to an informational meeting. The best way to learn about HTH and see if it is a good option for your child is to see them in person.

IMPORTANT: School tours are only offered during our Admissions Period which runs from October 1, 2019 to February 7, 2020. Admissions tours are offered twice a month at each site starting October 1st until the end of February 2020. We will not be offering tours once they end in February, no exceptions will be made (including for families offered Admission during or after our lottery in March). To register for a tour please visit  our tours webpage.

Dates & Deadlines

Important Dates for the 2020-2021 Academic Year

Application is available now

Schools tours for the months of December, January, and February will be available on October 30, 2019

Informational meetings/Open Houses are in January and February

Application Deadline: February 7, 2020 at 11:59pm

Applicants Notified: Early March

Deadline to notify HTH of intention to enroll/decline spot: Friday, March 13, 2020 at 1:00pm

PLEASE NOTE: 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.