Mission Statement and Focus  

Mission Statement: High Technology High School, a pre-engineering career academy that emphasizes the interconnections among mathematics, science, technology, and the humanities, prepares students to become creative problem solvers, effective communicators, and tomorrow's leaders through a rigorous, specialized curriculum and collaborative partnerships.

The administration, faculty, staff and parents, aided by An Advisory Board made up of leaders from local businesses, industry and colleges, form an integrated community with the intent of developing future leaders who have the desire, skills and preparation necessary to be lifelong learners. 

Faculty members act as facilitators, assisting students in acquiring the communication and information access skills they will need to function as productive citizens in an increasingly technological world. Students are taught to be prudent risk-takers and creative problem solvers in a global society. Achievement of these goals will result in their becoming socially and ethically responsible adults.

A broader knowledge base and appreciation developed through exploring the interconnections among science, mathematics and the humanities elicits higher level thinking skills. To foster this development, High Technology High School will offer opportunities for the students to explore not only these connections, but also access a wide range of subjects and interests.

  Monmouth County Vocational School District  

The Monmouth County Vocational School District (MCVSD) prepares students for an evolving workplace, lifelong learning and further education through five specialized career and technical programs. Each of the five academies are built around a particular theme. The five academies are:

The Academy of Allied Health and Science (AAHS)
Biotechnology High School (BTHS)
Communications High School (CHS)
High Technology High School (HTHS)
The Marine Academy of Science and Technology (MAST)

Along with its sister schools in the Monmouth County Vocational School District, High Technology High School is redefining education for the twenty-first century. Recognized twice as both a NJ Star School, a Blue Ribbon School, and the number one STEM school in the country, 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), HTHS, along with local science and technology firms, has established a program that enriches the learning experience and motivates students to academic excellence.

  AP Exams  

We offer the following AP courses: Biology, Calculus (AB, BC), Chemistry, Physics C (E & M, and Mechanics), and Statistics. In addition to the AP courses we offer, students self-study and take AP exams in many other disciplines. Below are the results for all AP exams taken by High Tech students over the last 4 years. 

 
2013 2014 2015 2016
Total AP Students 182 153 157 181
Number of Exams 488 378 345 411
AP Students with Scores 3+ 177 151 156 177
% of Total AP Students with Scores 3+ 97.3 98.7 99.4 97.8
 
  Class of 2016  
  • 68 graduates, 100% of which will matriculate to a four year college
  • National Merit Program: 23 Commended Students, 26 Semifinalists, 26 Finalists, 5 Winners
  • SAT Mean High Scores (As reported by College Board):  727 (Critical Reading), 758 (Math), 734 (Writing)
  • AP Exams: 100% tested, 380 total exams, 98% scoring 3 or above
  • 12 Students qualified as National AP Scholars
  • 37 Students qualified as AP Scholars with Distinction
  Grading System  

All courses at HTHS are taught at the Honors level and grades are therefore not weighted or inflated.

  • 92 - 100 (A) = Superior Proficiency
  • 85 - 91    (B) = Above Average Proficiency
  • 77 - 84    (C) = Proficient
  • 70 - 76    (D) = Partial Proficiency
  • 55 - 69    (F) = Not Proficient/No Credit
  History  

1991: HTHS opens for the first time in September of 1991 as a collaborative venture of the MCVSD Board of Education and the Brookdale Community College Board of Trustees.

1992: Construction at HTHS finishes; students move into our own building.

1994: The first expansion more than doubles the size of the school.

1995: HTHS begins education 9th grade students and 'caps' class sizes at around 65 students to keep the school size around 240.

2002: The latest expansion includes a new CAD lab, presentation space, faculty offices, and research wing for research projects in a variety of subject areas.

Today: HTHS continues a tradition for excellence.

  Recognition  
  • 2016
    #1 STEM High School in the US - US News & World Report
    #2 Public High School in the Nation - K12.Niche.com
    #2 Top 50 Smartest High Schools in the Nation - Business Insider
    #4 High School in the Nation with AP + PTLW Student Achievment Awards - PTLW.org
    #1 High School in NJUS News & World Report
    #11 Public High School in the Nation - US News & World Report
    #14 Best High school in the Nation for Financial LiteracyWISE
    #1 High School in NJ for Percentage of Students Who Passed an AP Exam - NJ Spotlight
  • 2015
    #1 STEM High School in the USUS News & World Report
    #1 Public High School in the Nation - K12.Niche.com
    #2 High School in America - Newsweek
    #3 Top 50 Smartest High Schools in the Nation - Business Insider
    #5 Best High school in the Nation for Financial Literacy - WISE
    #20 Public High School in the Nation - US News & World Report 
  • 2014
    #2 STEM High School in the USUS News & World Report
    #5 High School in the Northeast The Daily Beast
    #1 SAT Average in New Jersey - Asbury Park Press
    #2 Vocational High School in NJ - NJ Monthly
  • 2013
    #1 STEM High School in the USUS News & World Report
    #1 High School in the Northeast - The Daily Beast
    #16 High School in America  - Newsweek
  • 2012
    #1 STEM High School in the USUS News & World Report
    #1 Vocational High School in NJ - NJ Monthly
    #11 Public High School in the Nation - US News & World Report
  • 2011
    #1 STEM High School in the USUS News & World Report
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