HIGH TECH ELEMENTARY
NORTH COUNTY

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Tuesday, August 20th
  • Wednesday, August 21st @ 8:00 am - 9:30 am HTeNC Kindergarten Orientation See more details
  • Wednesday, August 21st @ 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm HTeNC Kindergarten Orientation See more details
Thursday, August 22nd
  • Friday, August 23rd @ 3:30 pm - 4:30 pm HTeNC Meet Your Teacher Open House See more details
Sunday, August 25th
  • Monday, August 26th HTeNC First Day of school for the 2019-2020 school year See more details
Tuesday, August 27th
  • Wednesday, August 28th @ 12:45 pm - 12:45 pm HTeNC Half Day; Students released at 12:45 pm See more details
Sunday, September 1st
  • Monday, September 2nd HTeNC closed in observance of Labor Day See more details
Tuesday, September 3rd
  • Wednesday, September 4th @ 12:45 pm - 12:45 pm HTeNC Half Day; Students released at 12:45 pm See more details
Tuesday, September 10th
  • Wednesday, September 11th @ 12:45 pm - 12:45 pm HTeNC Half Day; Students released at 12:45 pm See more details
Wednesday, September 11th
  • Thursday, September 12th @ 5:00 pm - 5:30 pm HTeNC Back to School Night Session 1 See more details
  • Thursday, September 12th @ 5:45 pm - 6:15 pm HTeNC Back to School Night Session 2 See more details
Tuesday, September 17th
  • Wednesday, September 18th @ 12:45 pm - 12:45 pm HTeNC Half Day; Students released at 12:45 pm See more details
Tuesday, September 24th
  • Wednesday, September 25th @ 12:45 pm - 12:45 pm HTeNC Half Day; Students released at 12:45 pm See more details
Tuesday, October 1st
  • Wednesday, October 2nd @ 12:45 pm - 12:45 pm HTeNC Half Day; Students released at 12:45 pm See more details
Monday, October 7th
  • Tuesday, October 8th @ 12:45 pm - 12:45 pm HTeNC Student Led Conferences and Half Day; Students released at 12:45 pm See more details
Tuesday, October 8th
  • Wednesday, October 9th @ 12:45 pm - 12:45 pm HTeNC Student Led Conferences and Half Day; Students released at 12:45 pm See more details
Wednesday, October 9th
  • Thursday, October 10th @ 12:45 pm - 12:45 pm HTeNC Student Led Conferences and Half Day; Students released at 12:45 pm See more details
Thursday, October 10th
  • Friday, October 11th @ 12:45 pm - 12:45 pm HTeNC Student Led Conferences and Half Day; Students released at 12:45 pm See more details
Tuesday, October 15th
  • Wednesday, October 16th @ 12:45 pm - 12:45 pm HTeNC Half Day; Students released at 12:45 pm See more details
Tuesday, October 22nd
  • Wednesday, October 23rd @ 12:45 pm - 12:45 pm HTeNC Half Day; Students released at 12:45 pm See more details
Thursday, October 24th
  • Friday, October 25th HTeNC Staff Day = no school for students See more details
Tuesday, October 29th
  • Wednesday, October 30th @ 12:45 pm - 12:45 pm HTeNC Half Day; Students released at 12:45 pm See more details
Tuesday, November 5th
  • Wednesday, November 6th @ 12:45 pm - 12:45 pm HTeNC Half Day; Students released at 12:45 pm See more details
Sunday, November 10th
  • Monday, November 11th HTeNC closed in observance of Veteran's Day See more details
Tuesday, November 12th
  • Wednesday, November 13th @ 12:45 pm - 12:45 pm HTeNC Half Day; Students released at 12:45 pm See more details
Tuesday, November 19th
  • Wednesday, November 20th @ 12:45 pm - 12:45 pm HTeNC Half Day; Students released at 12:45 pm See more details
Sunday, November 24th
  • Monday, November 25th - Friday, November 29th @  HTeNC Fall break See more details
Monday, November 25th
  • Monday, November 25th - Friday, November 29th @  HTeNC Fall break See more details
Tuesday, November 26th
  • Monday, November 25th - Friday, November 29th @  HTeNC Fall break See more details
Wednesday, November 27th
  • Monday, November 25th - Friday, November 29th @  HTeNC Fall break See more details
Thursday, November 28th
  • Monday, November 25th - Friday, November 29th @  HTeNC Fall break See more details
Tuesday, December 3rd
  • Wednesday, December 4th @ 12:45 pm - 12:45 pm HTeNC Half Day; Students released at 12:45 pm See more details
Tuesday, December 10th
  • Wednesday, December 11th @ 12:45 pm - 12:45 pm HTeNC Half Day; Students released at 12:45 pm See more details
Tuesday, December 17th
  • Wednesday, December 18th @ 12:45 pm - 12:45 pm HTeNC Half Day; Students released at 12:45 pm See more details
  • Wednesday, December 18th @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm HTeNC Exhibition of Student work See more details
Thursday, December 19th
  • Friday, December 20th @ 12:45 pm - 12:45 pm HTeNC Half Day; Students released at 12:45 pm See more details
Sunday, December 22nd
  • Monday, December 23rd - Monday, January 6th @  HTeNC Winter break See more details
Monday, December 23rd
  • Monday, December 23rd - Monday, January 6th @  HTeNC Winter break See more details
Tuesday, December 24th
  • Monday, December 23rd - Monday, January 6th @  HTeNC Winter break See more details
Wednesday, December 25th
  • Monday, December 23rd - Monday, January 6th @  HTeNC Winter break See more details
Thursday, December 26th
  • Monday, December 23rd - Monday, January 6th @  HTeNC Winter break See more details
Friday, December 27th
  • Monday, December 23rd - Monday, January 6th @  HTeNC Winter break See more details
Saturday, December 28th
  • Monday, December 23rd - Monday, January 6th @  HTeNC Winter break See more details
Sunday, December 29th
  • Monday, December 23rd - Monday, January 6th @  HTeNC Winter break See more details
Monday, December 30th
  • Monday, December 23rd - Monday, January 6th @  HTeNC Winter break See more details
Tuesday, December 31st
  • Monday, December 23rd - Monday, January 6th @  HTeNC Winter break See more details
Wednesday, January 1st
  • Monday, December 23rd - Monday, January 6th @  HTeNC Winter break See more details
Thursday, January 2nd
  • Monday, December 23rd - Monday, January 6th @  HTeNC Winter break See more details
Friday, January 3rd
  • Monday, December 23rd - Monday, January 6th @  HTeNC Winter break See more details
Saturday, January 4th
  • Monday, December 23rd - Monday, January 6th @  HTeNC Winter break See more details
Sunday, January 5th
  • Monday, December 23rd - Monday, January 6th @  HTeNC Winter break See more details
Tuesday, January 7th
  • Wednesday, January 8th @ 12:45 pm - 12:45 pm HTeNC Half Day; Students released at 12:45 pm See more details
Tuesday, January 14th
  • Wednesday, January 15th @ 12:45 pm - 12:45 pm HTeNC Half Day; Students released at 12:45 pm See more details
Tuesday, January 21st
  • Wednesday, January 22nd @ 12:45 pm - 12:45 pm HTeNC Half Day; Students released at 12:45 pm See more details
Tuesday, January 28th
  • Wednesday, January 29th @ 12:45 pm - 12:45 pm HTeNC Half Day; Students released at 12:45 pm See more details
Tuesday, February 4th
  • Wednesday, February 5th @ 12:45 pm - 12:45 pm HTeNC Half Day; Students released at 12:45 pm See more details
Monday, February 10th
  • Tuesday, February 11th @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm HTeNC State Health Screenings See more details
Tuesday, February 11th
  • Wednesday, February 12th @ 12:45 pm - 12:45 pm HTeNC Half Day; Students released at 12:45 pm See more details
Tuesday, February 18th
  • Wednesday, February 19th @ 12:45 pm - 12:45 pm HTeNC Half Day; Students released at 12:45 pm See more details
Tuesday, February 25th
  • Wednesday, February 26th @ 12:45 pm - 12:45 pm HTeNC Half Day; Students released at 12:45 pm See more details
Tuesday, March 3rd
  • Wednesday, March 4th @ 12:45 pm - 12:45 pm HTeNC Half Day; Students released at 12:45 pm See more details
Tuesday, March 10th
  • Wednesday, March 11th @ 12:45 pm - 12:45 pm HTeNC Half Day; Students released at 12:45 pm See more details
Tuesday, March 17th
  • Wednesday, March 18th @ 12:45 pm - 12:45 pm HTeNC Half Day; Students released at 12:45 pm See more details
Tuesday, March 24th
  • Wednesday, March 25th @ 12:45 pm - 12:45 pm HTeNC Half Day; Students released at 12:45 pm See more details
Tuesday, March 31st
  • Wednesday, April 1st @ 12:45 pm - 12:45 pm HTeNC Half Day; Students released at 12:45 pm See more details
Tuesday, April 7th
  • Wednesday, April 8th @ 12:45 pm - 12:45 pm HTeNC Half Day; Students released at 12:45 pm See more details
Tuesday, April 14th
  • Wednesday, April 15th @ 12:45 pm - 12:45 pm HTeNC Half Day; Students released at 12:45 pm See more details
Tuesday, April 21st
  • Wednesday, April 22nd @ 12:45 pm - 12:45 pm HTeNC Half Day; Students released at 12:45 pm See more details
Tuesday, April 28th
  • Wednesday, April 29th @ 12:45 pm - 12:45 pm HTeNC Half Day; Students released at 12:45 pm See more details
Tuesday, May 5th
  • Wednesday, May 6th @ 12:45 pm - 12:45 pm HTeNC Half Day; Students released at 12:45 pm See more details
Tuesday, May 12th
  • Wednesday, May 13th @ 12:45 pm - 12:45 pm HTeNC Half Day; Students released at 12:45 pm See more details
Tuesday, May 19th
  • Wednesday, May 20th @ 12:45 pm - 12:45 pm HTeNC Half Day; Students released at 12:45 pm See more details
Tuesday, May 26th
  • Wednesday, May 27th @ 12:45 pm - 12:45 pm HTeNC Half Day; Students released at 12:45 pm See more details
Tuesday, June 2nd
  • Wednesday, June 3rd @ 12:45 pm - 12:45 pm HTeNC Half Day; Students released at 12:45 pm See more details
Tuesday, June 9th
  • Wednesday, June 10th @ 12:45 pm - 12:45 pm HTeNC Half Day; Students released at 12:45 pm See more details

Important Information —


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High Tech High Elementary North CountyWelcome to HTeNC!

High Tech Elementary North County is located at:
1480 West San Marcos Blvd., San Marcos CA 92078  •  Accessibility Map

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Learning at High Tech elementary North County is rooted in project-based learning. This means that our faculty guides our students through the creation of projects designed to develop their understanding of the world around them. Students are immersed in the process of learning: exploring, discussing, designing, reflecting, and refining. They create something together that demonstrates their new understandings to a real audience, often outside the school walls. Our sources of information are not limited to traditional textbooks and basal publications. At HTeNC, students will examine information from “expert” adults, primary source documents, other teachers, Internet resources and each other. The curriculum is rigorous, yet developmentally appropriate, providing the foundation for success at middle school and beyond. Over the course of the year, students build upon what they have learned, in preparation for the next grade.

HTeNC serves approximately 340 students in grades Kindergarten through five. Our school will always be small, allowing our children and adults to form close relationships that challenge and nurture each child as an individual. Class sizes are kept at 24 students or fewer to support each student’s unique personality, interests, and needs. Students are not separated by ability or skill into different classrooms or programs. HTeNC teachers and staff deeply believe that all students have gifts and talents and needs, and we support them within our classrooms. Accordingly, we do not have separate GATE or Special Education rooms.

What a child accomplishes as a result of study is tremendously important. Most assessment at High Tech elementary North County will be performance-based: students develop projects, solve problems, write reflections of their findings, and often present them to a panel (usually comprised of teachers, community members, and other students). Consequently, our students are given traditional exams and tests sparingly. At High Tech elementary North County, the measure of accomplishment lies primarily in the students’ ability to explain or demonstrate his/her learning from the beginning of the project to the end.

HTeNC’s building design supports our young students as they learn and grow. Classroom walls are moveable, so groups of students can work in small groups or large groups; most windows and doors are transparent encouraging students (and adults) to see what others are working on, sparking new ideas. Student work is always created for an audience, and that work is often displayed for that audience throughout the building. All classroom furniture is specifically selected to meet the physical and social-emotional needs of our children. The floor plan is intentionally designed for teams of three teachers at each grade level, who plan collaboratively on projects. Shared spaces throughout the building allow for older students to mentor younger students in a variety of structured activities.