Who We Are

Highland Tech Charter School is a sixth (6) through twelfth (12) grade learning environment that promotes mastery learning through integrated project-based learning. The Reinventing Schools Coalition (RISC) philosophy of Shared Leadership, Shared Vision, and Personal Mastery through standards-based instruction with systemic and systematic Continuous Improvement is the foundation that guides our program. Attention is placed on individual student learning needs through project-based learning that integrates technology as a key learning tool. Student voice and ownership is encouraged and expected.

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Educating for Leadership,

Educating for Life

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Culture of Respect for Everyone


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Office Hours are 7:30 am to
3:30 pm

ph: 907-742-1700

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Has someone at Highland Tech Charter School gone the extra mile for you or your student?
If so please consider filling out this appreciation form

Highland Tech Charter School

Educating for Leadership, Educating for Life

event calendar

Online Registration 2014 - 2015

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Jordan LaPrise invited to the National Student Leadership Conference in Seattle July 2014.

You can donate to his fund raiser here.

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Online Lottery Web Site

The lottery application and other helpful information can now be found here. You will find the online lottery application, a Step by Step guide, FAQ's, and other helpful information.

Highland Tech is accepting applications for the 2014 Lottery.
Call the office at 907-742-1700 for enrollment information.
Overview of the Charter School Program in ASD.

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New families , please click here for some important information.

Please come by the office if you have not registered. Every family – new and returning – must fill out registration paperwork.

Registration forms can be dowloaded here.

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Job Shadow Website

Check out this FST student made website about their job shadow experiences in the Anchorage Community. A special thanks to Birds TLC, Alaska SPCA and Leah Kellerby at the PAC for sponsoring our students!

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School hours are 7:30 am to 2:00 pm

What's Happening at Highland Tech....

New Principal for Highland Tech Selected

Thank you to the stakeholders who attended the Meet and Greet for the new principal candidates on Wednesday evening. Your input was great appreciated.

We would like to announce the selection of Michael Shapiro as the next principal of Highland Tech Charter School. We are excited about the passion, knowledge and skills he will bring as our new leader.

The Advisory Policy Board

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Highland Tech Student Receives National Merit Scholarship

Kilian B. Roberts has received the National Merit Carlton College Scholarship July 14th, 2014.

The first private college in the Upper Midwest to have chapters of Phi Beta Kappa and Sigma Xi, Carleton has been committed to
academic excellence since its founding in 1866. The college's 1,000 acre campus is 35 miles south of Minneapolis-St. Paul in
Northfield, where its 1,800 resident students and over 140 full-time faculty are near enough to the city to avoid rural isolation, yet far enough away to enjoy the advantages of small town life in the country.

Kilian put down Mathematics as his probable career field.

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Subject: NEWS RELEASE: Online registration option available for returning ASD student

July 7, 2014
Contact: Heidi Embley
ASD Communications
Phone: (907) 742-4158
Email: embley_heidi@asdk12.org
Web: www.asdk12.org

Online registration option available for returning ASD students
New online system offers simple and convenient solution for school registration.

The Anchorage School District is offering a new way for parents to register their children for school. Online registration, open July 7 – Aug. 8, is a convenient way for parents to register their children from the comfort of their own home at any time of the day. The district is pleased to offer this customer service option to families who have requested an online method of registration.
Parents will use their existing Zangle ParentConnection accounts for online registration. Zangle ParentConnection is the tool parents already use to monitor their children’s assignments, attendance and grades, as well as pay for school lunches and activities, or apply for the lottery.
Students are eligible if they are returning to their same school, or continuing on to their neighborhood middle or high school. Students who have moved or are new to the district will need to register in person. Incoming kindergarten students also need to register in person at their school.
Schools will still offer in-person registration the first full week of August for these families, along with families who prefer to register at the school or do not have access to a computer.
Parents of middle and high school students can complete the registration online but their students will still need to visit their school Aug. 4-7 to pick up class schedules, get their locker combinations, purchase parking permits and have ID photos taken. Completing the registration process online before going to the school will save time and handwritten paperwork.
For more information about school enrollment and registration, visit http://www.asdk12.org/backtoschool

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Dr. Blackmon resigns as Highland Tech Principal

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Hello Highland Tech Community,

Thank you to the families who took the time to respond to the survey about school start and stop times for the coming school year. I appreciate your feedback.

Please make a note that for the coming school year we will be adding a 1/2 hour to the start of the school day. Our hours will be 7:30a - 2:00p

This start and end times aligns with all the high schools in ASD. It will support students involved in sports, KCC and those who use public transportation at the end of the day.

Thank you again for the feedback on the survey,

Dr. Blackmon


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Highland Tech Accreditation Report

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