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Monday, February 19th
Wednesday, March 7th
  • Wednesday, March 7th @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am Coffee and Conversation with Briony See more details
Tuesday, March 13th
  • Tuesday, March 13th @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am Parent Odyssey Meeting for Spanish Speaking Families See more details
  • Tuesday, March 13th @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Parent Odyssey Meeting for Spanish Speaking Families See more details
Friday, March 16th
Friday, March 23rd
Monday, March 26th
Tuesday, March 27th
Wednesday, March 28th
Thursday, March 29th
Friday, March 30th
Monday, April 2nd
Tuesday, April 3rd
Wednesday, April 4th
Thursday, April 5th
Friday, April 6th
Monday, April 9th
Tuesday, April 10th
  • Tuesday, April 10th @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am Parent Odyssey Meeting for Spanish Speaking Families See more details
  • Tuesday, April 10th @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Parent Odyssey Meeting for Spanish Speaking Families See more details
Wednesday, May 2nd
Friday, May 4th
Tuesday, May 8th
  • Tuesday, May 8th @ 9:00 am - 10:30 am Parent Odyssey Meetings for Spanish Speaking Families See more details
  • Tuesday, May 8th @ 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm Parent Odyssey Meeting for Spanish Speaking Families See more details
Friday, May 25th
Monday, May 28th
Wednesday, June 6th
  • Wednesday, June 6th @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am Coffee and Conversation with Briony See more details
Monday, June 11th
Tuesday, June 12th
Wednesday, June 13th
Thursday, June 14th
Friday, June 15th
Tuesday, June 19th
Wednesday, June 20th
Wednesday, July 4th
  • Wednesday, July 4th @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am Coffee and Conversation with Briony See more details
Wednesday, August 1st
  • Wednesday, August 1st @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am Coffee and Conversation with Briony See more details
Wednesday, September 5th
  • Wednesday, September 5th @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am Coffee and Conversation with Briony See more details
Wednesday, October 3rd
  • Wednesday, October 3rd @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am Coffee and Conversation with Briony See more details
Wednesday, November 7th
  • Wednesday, November 7th @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am Coffee and Conversation with Briony See more details
Wednesday, December 5th
  • Wednesday, December 5th @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am Coffee and Conversation with Briony See more details
Wednesday, January 2nd
  • Wednesday, January 2nd @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am Coffee and Conversation with Briony See more details
Wednesday, February 6th
  • Wednesday, February 6th @ 9:15 am - 10:15 am Coffee and Conversation with Briony See more details

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HTHeX School logoWelcome to HTeX!

High Tech High Elementary Explorer is located at:
2230 Truxtun Road, San Diego, CA 92106 •  Accessibility Map

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High Tech Elementary Explorer  is an independent public school, founded in 2000, which serves 350 children in grades K-5 who are enrolled by lottery from throughout San Diego. Explorer’s mission is to develop critical thinkers who are caring, confident and lifelong learners in a diverse community that is sensitive to the needs of each child.

Academic studies at Explorer take the form of projects, which engage students in research, content learning, field studies, and exhibitions. During project work, students engage in challenging and open-ended questions that are important to them and to the adult world. Students’ work culminates in products and presentations that have an authentic audience, often beyond the school’s walls. Explorer teachers seek out student passions in order to design rich learning experiences, both in content and in social and emotional interactions. Explorer students see school as a place where they can ask big questions, where they can collaborate and create, and where they work to change the world.

Explorer’s focus on social and emotional learning combined with project-based learning has profound academic impacts. In writing, for example, children find and use their authentic voice. In history, children see and analyze differing perspectives. In science, children analyze a problem, hypothesize a solution, and test the solution with evidence – the same way their teachers teach them to solve a problem on the playground. Just as in social and emotional development, rote academic learning can be superficial and fleeting. Learning, both emotional and cognitive, that is rooted in rigorous analysis of self, others, texts, and data can be longer lasting, deeper and flexible.

Teachers are the most important element in a child’s education. Explorer teachers are reflective practitioners who create their own curriculum, weave together social, emotional, and intellectual learning, and collaborate to build the school wide culture and practices that make Explorer the unique school that it is.

Explorer never could have started nor would it have survived, were it not for the support and involvement of its extraordinary parent body. Parents are partners in their child’s education and, alongside of our faculty, form a foundation from which our school has grown and flourished.

We welcome you to our website to learn more about our mission, classroom projects, and best practices. For parents, more detailed and up to date information about school events may be posted on our Parent Council website.

 

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