High Technology High School is a specialized school concentrating on the disciplines of science, mathematics, and technology. It is located in Lincroft, New Jersey on the campus of Brookdale Community College.
Since its founding in 1991, the application and admission process has become increasingly competitive. Seventy-five students are selected each year from a pool of over three hundred outstanding applicants. This totals to approximately 265 students from throughout Monmouth County. These students represent a cross-section of students from 52 school districts generating a culturally diverse, as well as gender and racially balanced environment.
Along with its sister schools: The Marine Academy of Science and Technology (MAST), The Academy of Allied Health and Science (AAHS), Communications High School (CHS), and Biotechnology High School (BTHS), High Technology and Monmouth County Vocational School District are redefining education for the twenty-first century. Recognized twice as both a NJ Star School and a No Child Left Behind Blue Ribbon School, the US Department of Education has described HTHS as a "benchmark school." It went on to say the school "evidences that its approach embraces student, faculty, staff, and administration alike in a mission of excellence, requiring the most of, and providing the most to, all who enter there." A member of the National Consortium of Specialized Secondary Schools of Mathematics, Science and Technology (NCSSSMST), High Technology along with local science and technology firms has established a program that enriches the learning experience and motivates students to academic excellence.