High School Will Never Be The Same

Reformers are pushing for a curriculum that uses technology to prepare students for the New Economy

When kids born in this millennial year enter high school 14 years from now, the place may well look a lot like High Tech High, a public school set to open in San Diego this September. High Tech students will enter a world that would seem utterly foreign to most of today's high schoolers. That's because High Tech is scrapping traditional notions of what a high school should be. Located in a former Navy training facility, it devotes less than a third of its space to traditional classrooms. Instead it has built specialized labs for the study of everything from biotechnology to computer animation and will give each student a personal workstation, much like those found in high-tech companies.

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