COVID-19 Information

Dear High Tech High Families,

In a previous email we outlined HTH's plan for implementing distance learning in the event we did not reopen schools on April 7th.  San Diego Unified School District released a press release last night, indicating that they will not be returning on April 6th and will be implementing distance learning for all of their schools through the month of April.  We have officially decided that we follow suit and will not return for in person instruction on April 7th.

When HTH teachers return on April 6th, they will spend that week designing and piloting plans for distance learning.  We will be reaching out for your thoughts and feedback as we do this work.

We will roll out our approach to distance learning the week of April 13th and you will receive detailed information from your child’s teachers about what to expect going forward.  We are asking teachers to plan for their first distance learning module from April 13th - May 8th. Our hope is that by that time, we may be able to return to school, but if that is not the case, we will begin a second module that will run until the end of the year.

Leaders and teachers from across High Tech High have been working to design a framework for distance learning at our schools and create the infrastructure necessary to support that plan.  We’ll continue to engage in this work over spring break using your input regarding your technology access to help us craft an approach tailored to our community’s needs.

If your family currently does not have reliable internet access, please see the options that local internet companies are offering as families try to stay informed.  Getting Internet Access: Available Plans

Thank you for your patience and support. 




Estimadas HTH familias,

En un correo electrónico anterior, describimos el plan de HTH para implementar el aprendizaje a distancia en caso de que no volviéramos a abrir las escuelas el 7 de abril. El Distrito Escolar Unificado de San Diego lanzó un comunicado de prensa anoche, indicando que no regresarán el 6 de abril y que implementarán el aprendizaje a distancia para todas sus escuelas durante el mes de abril. Hemos decidido oficialmente que hacemos lo mismo y no volveremos para recibir instrucción en persona el 7 de abril.

Cuando los maestros de HTH regresan el 6 de abril, pasarán esa semana diseñando y poniendo a prueba planes para el aprendizaje a distancia. Nos pondremos en contacto para solicitar sus pensamientos y comentarios mientras hacemos este trabajo.

Implementaremos nuestro enfoque de la educación a distancia la semana del 13 de abril y su familia recibirá información detallada de los maestros de su hijo/a sobre qué esperar en el futuro. Estamos pidiendo a los maestros que planifiquen su primer módulo de aprendizaje a distancia para el 13 de abril al 8 de mayo. Nuestra esperanza es que para ese momento, podamos regresar a la escuela, pero si ese no es el caso, comenzaremos un segundo módulo que se ejecutará hasta el final del año escolar.

Los líderes y maestros de High Tech High han estado trabajando para diseñar un marco de referencia para el aprendizaje a distancia en nuestras escuelas y crear la infraestructura necesaria para apoyar ese plan. Continuaremos participando en este trabajo durante las vacaciones de primavera, utilizando su aportación con respecto a su acceso a la tecnología para ayudarnos a diseñar un enfoque adaptado a las necesidades de nuestra comunidad.

Si su familia actualmente no tiene acceso confiable a internet, vea las opciones que las compañías locales de internet ofrecen mientras las familias intentan mantenerse informadas. Obtención de acceso a Internet: planes disponibles

Gracias por su paciencia y apoyo.

Please visit our COVID-19 (novel coronavirus) Updates page for all developments. - updated March 24, 2020
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Student Projects

E is for Egypt

Author: Melissa Daniels

Grade: 6th

Subject: Humanities

Presentation for
Presentation for
Book cover for
Egyptian drawing
Egyptian mask drawing

In this project, students will write and illustrate a children’s book about ancient Egypt. After several weeks of “Egypt Exploration Days,” in which they will learn about the features of ancient Egyptian civilization, they will choose one topic on which to become an expert. Then, each student will create a page for our book on their topic.

  1. How did the geography of ancient Egypt shape its culture?
  2. What were the features of ancient Egyptian culture that made it successful?
  3. What process does an author experience when publishing writing?
  • Ancient Egypt
  • Research
  • The Writing Process

Social Science Standards:

  • Locate and describe the major river systems and discuss the physical settings that supported permanent settlement and early civilizations.
  • Understand the relationship between religion and the social and political order in Mesopotamia and Egypt.
  • Discuss the main features of Egyptian art and architecture.
  • Describe the role of Egyptian trade in the eastern Mediterranean and Nile valley.
  • Understand the significance of Queen Hatshepsut and Ramses the Great.
  • Trace the evolution of language and its written forms.

English-Language Arts Standards:

Comprehension and Analysis of Grade-Level-Appropriate Text
2.3 Connect and clarify main ideas by identifying their relationships to other sources and
related topics.
2.4 Clarify an understanding of texts by creating outlines, logical notes, summaries, or reports.
2.5 Follow multiple-step instructions for preparing applications (e.g., for a public library card,
bank savings account, sports club, league membership).

Writing: Organization and Focus
1.1 Choose the form of writing (e.g., personal letter, letter to the editor, review, poem, report,
narrative) that best suits the intended purpose.
1.2 Create multiple-paragraph expository compositions:
a. Engage the interest of the reader and state a clear purpose.
b. Develop the topic with supporting details and precise verbs, nouns, and adjectives to
paint a visual image in the mind of the reader.
c. Conclude with a detailed summary linked to the purpose of the composition.
1.3 Use a variety of effective and coherent organizational patterns, including comparison
and contrast; organization by categories; and arrangement by spatial order, order of
importance, or climactic order.

Writing: Research and Technology
1.4 Use organizational features of electronic text (e.g., bulletin boards, databases, keyword
searches, e-mail addresses) to locate information.
1.5 Compose documents with appropriate formatting by using word-processing skills and
principles of design (e.g., margins, tabs, spacing, columns, page orientation).

Writing: Evaluation and Revision
1.6 Revise writing to improve the organization and consistency of ideas within and between

1.3 Use colons after the salutation in business letters, semicolons to connect independent
clauses, and commas when linking two clauses with a conjunction in compound

1.4 Use correct capitalization.

1.5 Spell frequently misspelled words correctly (e.g., their, they’re, there).

Students will be assessed on:

  • various “Egyptian Exploration” activities (webquests, hieroglyphics packet, etc.)
  • completion of a research guide
  • their final writing piece
  • evidence of careful revision and editing during the writing process
  • an illustration related their topic