At High Tech High schools in San Diego, students are evaluated on mastery of content-not time spent in class. Students engage in multi-disciplinary and field-based learning opportunities to build skills like critical thinking, problem solving and communication. Each teacher works to develop a personalized school culture, which is supported externally by a network of community members, parents and professionals.
This profile provides a real world look at student-centered learning in action. For further reading, the article, What’s So Different About High Tech High Anyway?, provides another look into this unique network of schools. The High Tech High website is also a great resource to view examples of student projects and publications which could be used to inspire students and teachers looking to create their own passion-based projects.
Source Organization: The Nellie Mae Education Foundation