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Mission and Vision

HighTech LA Schools are a diverse community of active learners dedicated to fusing the traditional academic subjects with real-world technical applications and problem solving skills. Students are productive, self-directed learners, engaged in rigorous, relevant work. HighTech LA Schools prepare students to be motivated, influential leaders committed to the challenge of connecting our community to the larger society. 
HighTech LA Schools provide a California Common Core State Standards-based college preparatory education for all students in grades 6-12, but especially for “low income students,” to meet the A-G requirements for admission to a University of California or California State University, and to develop “knowledge leaders in the 21st century digital world.” HighTech LA Schools emphasize the development of an educated person in the 21st century who can take knowledge and apply it to solving problems.  
Schoolwide Learner Outcomes (SLOs)

High Tech LA remains dedicated to the Learning Goals which represent what High Tech LA students should be, know and be able to do upon graduation. High Tech LA’s Learning Goals are as follows:

In addition to working as self-directed learners, students draw upon their collective thinking and experience. When students work in teams on projects, their collaboration is an explicit focus for assessment.

Students use technologies to problem solve and to enhance their project work in the context of conducting research, writing, organizing and managing projects and schedules, or being creative with digital graphics, photography, web design or video.

Excellent communication skills, both oral and written, are essential to success in high school, post-secondary education and in the workplace. Student communication skills are assessed in rigorous reviews by faculty, peers, and members of the community. The Faculty emphasize student writing across all curricular content areas as a focus for program development and assessment.

Community Ethics and Responsibility.
High Tech LA students are being prepared to be positive and productive forces in their families and communities, embracing traits of alert citizenship and an appreciation for diversity. Faculty guide students toward a global vision of ethics and social responsibility through the exploration of science, humanities, the arts, the advisory process, and interactions with the communities in which they will live, study and work.