Through My Eyes: Photography & Literacy, added February 6, 2017

Students worked in teams to design a community of the future that minimizes the impact of energy use on the environment.  Students analyzed energy use and debated the costs and benefits of each power source, thinking specifically about California's energy needs and natural resources. While learning about different forms of renewable energy, students worked collaboratively to design, engineer and construct functional prototypes (click thumbnail for more).

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Third Grade students undertook a year-long study of photography, integrating science, literacy, writing, social studies and art. The study culminated in an exhibit for parents, other students and community members. Through My Eyes began and continues to flourish with the support and guidance of Outside the Lens (, a local community arts non-profit.

California Power, added February 6, 2017

This was a collaborative project between 4th and 8th graders. Together, students planted positive seeds of school culture, both literally in the garden and figuratively in the hallways of our new shared school building. We also wrote and shared “Where I’m From” poems as we looked back to where we came from, while continuing our journey growing, together (click thumbnail for more).

Seedfolks, added February 6, 2017

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"Developed by a coalition of San Diego civic leaders and educators, High Tech High opened in September 2000 as a small public charter school with plans to serve approximately 450 students.  HTH has evolved into an integrated network of thirteen charter schools serving approximately 5,300 students in grades K-12 across three campuses.

High Tech High is guided by four connected design principles—equity, personalization, authentic work, and collaborative design—that set aspirational goals and create a foundation for understanding our approach.a reality."—

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