A Campus that
builds community.

HighTech Los Angeles (HTLA) is an independent public charter school located in Van Nuys, California.

HTLA was conceived as a model school for the 21st Century by education entrepreneur Roberta Weintraub in partnership with the Los Angeles Unified School District, a group of leading high-tech firms and nonprofit foundations. A replication site of High Tech High in San Diego, HTLA became the nation’s first charter school on the campus of another public school – Birmingham High – and opened the 2002-2003 school year in temporary quarters. The current state-of-the-art facility opened to students in time for the 2004-2005 school year. On July 1, 2008, HTLA became an independent California charter school. This year, HTLA is home to 396 students in grades 9-12 including 83 graduating, college-bound seniors.


Community. Communication. Collaboration. Technology.

HighTech Los Angeles (HTLA) is 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. HTLA prepares students to be motivated, influential leaders committed to the challenge of connecting our community to the larger society.



Students will be active and positive members of their families and their community. They will demonstrate tolerance, respect, and honesty to all community members.

HTLA is a college-prep high school.  Our aim is to prepare our students for college success rather than only college acceptance.  The 21st century has changed the students’ relationship to information.  With handheld devices or tablet computers, high school students are a few moments away from finding nearly any fact.  The organization, curriculum and pedagogy of HTLA…

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