Founded in the fall of 2007, HTHCV is the first of two high schools opened as a California Statewide Benefit public charter school. Serving approximately 600 students in grades 9-12, HTHCV integrates liberal arts and hands-on technical learning that prepares students for college, civic life, and careers and supports the development of the deeper learning competencies:
- Master core academic content
- Think critically and solve complex problems
- Work collaboratively
- Communicate effectively
- Learn how to learn
- Develop academic mindsets
Fusing project based learning with real cooperative community learning experiences, High Tech High Chula Vista students have the opportunity to affect change in both their communities and families, and within themselves. Selected by a random lottery from a pool of young people that represent the diversity of South County, HTHCV students are interns, Model UN participants, cross country runners, screen print and ceramic artists, rowers and coxswains, Mathletes, and tinkerers. College bound, they participate in annual college visits across California and beyond, have personalized college-going services, and are enrolled in a UC A-G course of study. HTHCV students are doers, dreamers, and thinkers who are poised to ask big questions and make big changes in a changing world.