High Tech High
“School of Choice”
Experience the Difference
404 1st AVE S.W.
Quincy, WA 98848
High Tech High is a school of choice offering flexible educational alternatives,emphasizing rigor, relevance & relationships for our students.
School year 2010-2011 will mark the beginning of the eighth year for High Tech High Quincy School of Choice. High Tech High continues to provide a myriad of teaching techniques that support various student-learning styles. The Alternative Learning Experience was approved by the board in 2008-2009 (SBP 2255 & 2255P). For more information please make an appointment with me to review the process and procedures. The design of our day classes include work place competencies, WASL HSPE) prompts, grade level expectations and general graduation requirements. It is our goal that by time a student enters as a freshman and graduates he/she will have had four years of a solid core curriculum of English writing/reading, science, math, government, and a number of challenging electives. Project Based Learning is available in core classes (content specific). We will continue to embrace it with direct instruction, PLATO and/or the use of online courses (Apex-limited to 20 licenses).
The High Tech High (HTH) staff appreciates your confidence in us as your school of choice. The staff accepts this responsibility cheerfully and is dedicated to providing you with a quality education. We will be working with you and your family as a partner in your education. Your successes will be your personal accomplishment but we all will rejoice in your achievements.
High Tech High is a part of Quincy High School (QHS) in regard to our accreditation and graduation policies; therefore all the high school programs, rules, and procedures apply to HTH students. The two schools have different policies regarding attendance, grading periods, and other procedures which is outlined in each handbook. The old saying, “When in Rome, act like a Roman” applies to you this year. When at QHS, you must abide by QHS rules and procedures at all times.
As in the past, you will be treated like young adults and given the same freedoms and responsibilities. I view this place as “Our” school, and at our school, you have accepted and have been given a grand opportunity that will shape your future forever. Treat everyone who comes through our doors with dignity and respect, and know that you have the right to exercise self-discipline at all times.
High Tech High Quincy School of Choice is a privilege, not a right. Consider it an honor and a gift to become a “member” of this innovative school which is designed specifically for your needs in order to be successful and confident in yourself to succeed in the world of work!
It is my pleasure to welcome and congratulate you on being a member of this institution. It is with honor and great pride to be able to serve you and make your education the best possible. Rest assured the staff and I will provide you with many significant learning opportunities in hope to enrich your learning experiences while attending High Tech High.
Good luck and have a great learning experience.
Garry D. Stidman, HTH Principal