HIGH TECH ELEMENTARY
NORTH COUNTY

Upcoming Events —

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Monday, May 28th
Wednesday, May 30th
  • Wednesday, May 30th @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm HTHNC American Red Cross Blood Drive See more details
  • Wednesday, May 30th @ 12:45 pm - 12:50 pm HTeNC Early Release each Wednesday at 12:45 pm See more details
Wednesday, June 6th
  • Wednesday, June 6th HTeNC Exhibition (time TBD) See more details
  • Wednesday, June 6th @ 12:45 pm - 12:50 pm HTeNC Early Release each Wednesday at 12:45 pm See more details
Friday, June 8th
Tuesday, June 12th
  • Tuesday, June 12th @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm HTeNC Annual Family Picnic See more details
Wednesday, June 13th
  • Wednesday, June 13th @ 12:45 pm - 12:50 pm HTeNC Early Release each Wednesday at 12:45 pm See more details
Friday, June 15th
  • Friday, June 15th HTeNC Last Day of School; NO AFTER CARE AVAILABLE TODAY See more details
  • Friday, June 15th @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am HTeNC 5th Grade Promotion See more details
  • Friday, June 15th @ 12:45 pm - 12:50 pm HTeNC Early Release at 12:45 pm; NO AFTER CARE AVAILABLE TODAY See more details
Monday, August 27th
  • Monday, August 27th HTeNC First Day of School for 2018-19 School Year See more details
Monday, September 3rd
Tuesday, September 4th
  • Tuesday, September 4th @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm HTeNC Kindergarten Photos w/ Del Rio Photography See more details
Wednesday, September 5th
  • Wednesday, September 5th @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm HTeNC First Grade Photos w/ Del Rio Photography See more details
Thursday, September 6th
  • Thursday, September 6th @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm HTeNC Second & Third Grade Photos w/ Del Rio Photography See more details
Friday, September 7th
  • Friday, September 7th @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm HTeNC Fourth & Fifth Grade Photos w/ Del Rio Photography See more details
Monday, October 22nd
Monday, November 12th
  • Monday, November 12th HTeNC Veterans Day observed; No school for staff and students See more details
Monday, November 19th
  • Monday, November 19th - Friday, November 23rd @  HTeNC fall break; No school for staff and students See more details
Tuesday, November 20th
  • Monday, November 19th - Friday, November 23rd @  HTeNC fall break; No school for staff and students See more details
Wednesday, November 21st
  • Monday, November 19th - Friday, November 23rd @  HTeNC fall break; No school for staff and students See more details
Thursday, November 22nd
  • Monday, November 19th - Friday, November 23rd @  HTeNC fall break; No school for staff and students See more details
Friday, November 23rd
  • Monday, November 19th - Friday, November 23rd @  HTeNC fall break; No school for staff and students See more details
Monday, December 24th
  • Monday, December 24th HTeNC winter break; No school students and staff See more details
Tuesday, December 25th
  • Tuesday, December 25th HTeNC winter break; No school students and staff See more details
Wednesday, December 26th
  • Wednesday, December 26th HTeNC winter break; No school students and staff See more details
Thursday, December 27th
  • Thursday, December 27th HTeNC winter break; No school students and staff See more details
Friday, December 28th
  • Friday, December 28th HTeNC winter break; No school students and staff See more details
Monday, December 31st
  • Monday, December 31st HTeNC winter break; No school students and staff See more details
Tuesday, January 1st
  • Tuesday, January 1st HTeNC winter break; No school students and staff See more details
Wednesday, January 2nd
  • Wednesday, January 2nd HTeNC winter break; No school students and staff See more details
Thursday, January 3rd
  • Thursday, January 3rd HTeNC winter break; No school students and staff See more details
Friday, January 4th
  • Friday, January 4th HTeNC winter break; No school students and staff See more details
Monday, January 7th
  • Monday, January 7th HTeNC winter break; No school students; Staff day See more details
Monday, January 21st
  • Monday, January 21st HTeNC Martin Luther King Jr. Day ; No school for staff and students See more details
Monday, February 18th
  • Monday, February 18th HTeNC Presidents' Day ; No school for staff and students See more details
Monday, March 4th
Monday, March 25th
  • Monday, March 25th HTeNC spring break; No school students and staff See more details
Tuesday, March 26th
  • Tuesday, March 26th HTeNC spring break; No school students and staff See more details
Wednesday, March 27th
  • Wednesday, March 27th HTeNC spring break; No school students and staff See more details
Thursday, March 28th
  • Thursday, March 28th HTeNC spring break; No school students and staff See more details
Friday, March 29th
  • Friday, March 29th HTeNC spring break; No school students and staff See more details
Monday, April 1st
  • Monday, April 1st HTeNC spring break; No school students and staff See more details
Tuesday, April 2nd
  • Tuesday, April 2nd HTeNC spring break; No school students and staff See more details
Wednesday, April 3rd
  • Wednesday, April 3rd HTeNC spring break; No school students and staff See more details
Thursday, April 4th
  • Thursday, April 4th HTeNC spring break; No school students and staff See more details
Friday, April 5th
  • Friday, April 5th HTeNC spring break; No school students and staff See more details
Monday, April 8th
  • Monday, April 8th HTeNC spring break; No school students; Staff day See more details
Friday, May 3rd

Important Information —


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.