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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Extension Courses

The content specific pedagogy courses below are open to any teacher that holds a CA teaching credential. The following online courses meet the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing requirement to add a content/authorization area to an existing CA credential.
EDUC 203: Advanced Pedagogy Secondary MathematicsEDUC 203: Advanced Pedagogy Secondary Mathematics
This course provides teachers with instruction and practice for planning and delivering curriculum in the Mathematics content area.
7 weeks | 3 units
EDUC 204: Advanced Pedagogy Secondary ScienceEDUC 204: Advanced Pedagogy Secondary Science
This course provides teachers with instruction and practice for planning and delivering curriculum in the Science content area.7 weeks | 3 units
EDUC 205: Advanced Pedagogy Secondary Social Science/HistoryEDUC 205: Advanced Pedagogy Secondary Social Science/History
This course provides teachers with instruction and practice for planning and delivering curriculum in the Social Science content area.7 weeks | 3 units
EDUC 206: Advanced Pedagogy Secondary EnglishEDUC 206: Advanced Pedagogy Secondary English
This course provides teachers with instruction and practice for planning and delivering curriculum in the English content area.7 weeks | 3 units
  • Who should enroll?

    Anyone can enroll; however, only teachers who hold an existing California credential can use the course to add the needed authorization to their teaching credential.

    To enroll Click here   
  • Delivery Mode

    On-line: PowerSchool Learning (LMS) and weekly online chat sessions required.

    All syllabi, coursework, and feedback will be hosted on the HTH PowerSchool Learning Management System (LMS). Assignments will be submitted electronically via the dropbox feature on the LMS system. If you need assistance or login information, email:

  • Refund Policy

    Refunds will be based on when the withdrawal is received in writing to

    • By Friday prior to the start date of a course, 100% refund.
    • By Friday of the first week of a course, 50% refund.
    • By Friday of the second week of a course, 25% refund.
    • No additional refunds will be given on courses in progress after the second week.
  • Is CSET required?

    Passage of the appropriate CSET exam(s) does not need to be completed prior to this course; however, completion of the Methods course in conjunction with passage of the CSET is needed to apply to the CTC for an added authorization.

  • Grading Policy

    Courses are graded on a credit/no credit basis. Full participation is encouraged and expected. Rather than focusing on a letter grade, the learning process is supported through collaborative conversation, critique, Put It To Practice (PITP) assignments and opportunities for revision. We will create work that is worth doing and worth sharing, often discussing the idea of audience and how to make a broader impact on the educational community. Courses are assessed in accordance with the following criteria:

    • ProcessReadings, protocol facilitation, critical friend observations
    • Content =Put-it-to-Practice, WikiProjects
    • Participation =Discussion boards, weekly video conferences