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
Food Service Sites Open During School Closures.

Teacher Center Programs
Accredited to Prepare California Teachers

Intern Program

Earn your CA Teaching Credential

Interns are new teachers who are obtaining their Preliminary Teaching Credential. The High Tech High District Intern Program is authorized by the Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) to credential teachers while they are employed as the teacher of record and simultaneously enrolled in program coursework. Our program is job-embedded, non-degree, and classes are one night a week for two years. Upon completion, participants obtain a California Preliminary Teaching Credential in Single Subject, Multiple Subjects or Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Support Needs. Prerequisites: Employment as Teacher of Record and completion of prerequisite testing/fingerprinting More Information >>

Induction Program

Clear your CA Preliminary Credential

The Induction program is for new teachers who already have a CA Preliminary Teaching Credential and need to Clear their credential(s). The High Tech High (HTH) Induction program incorporates improvement science and collegial coaching aligned with the California Standards for the Teaching Profession (CSTP). Upon completion, teachers earn their California Clear Single, Multiple, or Education Specialist Mild/Moderate Credential through advanced study of teaching practice and mentorship. Prerequisites: Employment as a Teacher of Record and a valid CA Preliminary Credential More Information >>

Extension Program

Add an authorization area to your CA Credential

HTH offers content-specific pedagogy courses to any teacher that holds a CA teaching credential. We offer online courses in Mathematics, Sciences, English and History/Social Science that meet the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing (CTC) requirement to add a content/authorization area to an existing CA credential. Prerequisites: CA Teaching Credential More Information >>

Mentor Program

Support New Teachers

Each enrolled Intern or Induction teacher is partnered with an on-site, subject-specific matched, CLAD certified, Mentor. The Mentor provides intensive guidance, support, and coaching for the duration of the program. Mentors meet weekly with their mentee and conduct formal observations of their teaching practice. All Mentors attend training and professional development. Prerequisites: CA Clear Teaching Credential with English Learner Authorization or CLAD Certification and 3+ years of experience More Information >>

Upcoming Events
Thursday, April 2nd
  • Monday, March 30th - Friday, April 3rd  Teacher Center Office Closed See more details
Friday, April 3rd
  • Monday, March 30th - Friday, April 3rd  Teacher Center Office Closed See more details
Thursday, April 16th
  • Thursday, April 16th 4:30 pm - 6:00 pm Spring Mentor Workshop (Point Loma) See more details
Monday, April 20th
  • Monday, April 20th 4:45 pm - 7:00 pm Induction Seminar (Online) See more details
Monday, May 11th
  • Monday, May 11th 4:45 pm - 7:00 pm Induction Celebration of Learning (Online Zoom) See more details
Monday, June 1st
  • Monday, June 1st 4:45 pm - 7:00 pm Intern - Presentation of Learning (yr 2) See more details