Hope Technology School’s High School Program
Learning Curve is a pilot program designed for high school students who are looking for a unique learning experience. This program is designed with students in mind that want to create and invent in the process of learning, not merely regurgitate information. Students selected for the program will be provided a transformative educational experience capable of nurturing their gifts into talent and skills to contribute to and change the world.
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Open House – the second Monday of each month at 3pm @ 2525 E Bayshore Rd., Palo Alto, CA 94303
- Offers an individualized learning experience within a collaborative learning community.
- Ensures that each of our students achieves his or her highest potential.
- Creates a supportive and challenging academic environment for students with various learning styles.
- Inspires confidence by supporting individual learning according to each student’s strengths.
- Empowers leadership development through student-led programs.
- Guides students to achieve individual college, career and life goals.
- Provides opportunities where every student thrives academically, physically, socially and emotionally.
Our program focuses on 4 key “Learning Curves.”
- Personal Goals – Our high school program is built around personal goals. Taking into account each students academic, career and life goals, unique skills, abilities and needs we work with students and parents to develop a course list for each student. High school is not a one size fits all experience and our program is tailor fit to suit individual students.
- Academics – We offer courses that are common core aligned so that they will be easily transferable beyond HTS, particularly at the university level. Our classes include the University of California’s A-G course list.
- 21st Century Skills- Developing 21st century skills such as communication, technology proficiency and information and media literacy that will help students succeed today is a primary goal. We prioritize 21st century skill building through cross-curricular, project based learning.
- Leadership and Enrichment – Student Led Electives may include but are not limited to Sports, Art, Music, Home Economics, Business/ Finance, Community Service, Health & Nutrition.
Our 9th-10th grade class is taught by Stephanie Hendrickson, a seasoned credentialed teacher with experience in inclusive education teaching all subjects ranging from elementary through high school. Stephanie has taught Literature, Civics & World Civilizations in California High Schools as well as earth science, life science and physical science at the secondary school level. Stephanie has a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science and Psychology and a Master’s of Science in Education focused on Curriculum and Instruction. Stephanie builds excellent rapport with students, parents and teachers alike, and she is an impeccable leader for our pilot 9th-10th grade class.
Learning Curve includes students who are traditional learners as well as those with learning differences or mild attentional differences that do not disrupt classroom learning. To ensure student and staff success within our model of learning, students need to be able to self-regulate behavior and function independently within the school environment. We cannot accommodate students who exhibit inappropriate, disruptive or aggressive behavior.
Class Size: up to 12 students
Acceptance into the Learning Curve Pilot Program is dependent upon decision of the admissions committee based on application and an intake interview. To apply, please contact Stephanie Hendrickson at email@example.com.