Harford Technical High School (HTHS) strives to be an educational leader in the State of Maryland and in the United States. We provide Harford County students in grades 9 – 12 a unique opportunity to merge college preparation with career and technology education that expands their post-secondary options. Our traditional college preparatory courses are taught by highly qualified staff who work diligently to create a challenging learning environment for all students. Our 18 career and technology-based courses, which range from Cyber Security, Nursing, and Computer Automated Drafting and Design to Auto Diagnostics and Brick Block Masonry, are taught by industry experts who bring invaluable on-the-job experience with them to the classroom.
The integration of academic content with authentic career and technology skills provides students ongoing, meaningful, and rewarding learning environments. For example, many of HTHS’s students are involved with apprenticeship programs, which allows them to enter the workforce earning competitive salaries. Additionally, several of the Career and Technology Education (CTE) programs at Harford Technical High School provide opportunities for articulated credit with Harford Community College and/or the Community College of Baltimore County through the Tech Prep Program. This program allows students to earn college credit for coursework completed in high school. Additionally, various businesses and industry in the Harford County area have formed strong partnerships with Harford Technical High School, providing valuable assistance, guest speakers, and donations of both money and materials, as well as employment opportunities for students. These partnerships link the school to the surrounding community and allow students to meet with success in school, at work, and through volunteer projects. This success is evident in our notable accomplishments, some of which include the creation and implementation of the curriculum responsible for allowing the first modular LEED certified house for Habitat for Humanity in the United States and the development of a curriculum regarding residential building codes that has been picked up by numerous districts in over a dozen states.
In addition to the authentic career and technology opportunities available at HTHS, we also provide opportunities for students to challenge themselves academically through a variety of Honors and Advanced Placement courses designed to promote college and career readiness. These weighted courses include the following: Honors English 9 & 10, Honors Algebra, Honors Biology, Honors Government, AP English 11 & 12, AP Calculus and Statistics, AP Biology, Chemistry, and Environmental Science, AP Psychology, US, and World History, and AP Computer Science. We offer some of these courses as early as 9th grade so that students are able to develop academic independence and advanced skills in communication and analytical approaches to problem solving necessary for success in all post-secondary college and career arenas.
We also offer a full range of athletic and extracurricular activities in which students may participate. Our athletic program includes fall, winter, and spring sports teams which include football, field hockey, girls and boys basketball, girls and boys lacrosse, girls and boys soccer, girls and boys volleyball, golf, tennis, cross country, wrestling, girls and boys swimming, baseball, softball, track, and competitive cheerleading. Students at Harford Tech are also active in Career and Technology Student Organizations (CTSOs), Skills USA, the National Honor Society (NHS), the National Technical Honor Society (NTHS), and a variety of other school-based, nationally affiliated clubs and organizations that teach leadership, technical mastery, and career-focused skills.
At HTHS, we believe that our students deserve the best we have to offer. Because of this belief, Tech’s teachers actively participate in ongoing, teacher-focused professional development designed to promote professional growth that facilitates students’ continued progress. We teach, assess, and reflect using researched-based strategies in conjunction with innovative methodologies and peer collaboration that foster student-centered practices and subsequent successes.
We welcome inquiries about our school and encourage you to contact us for additional information about the #authentech work in which our students and staff engage. Please follow us on Twitter @TechAuthen and on the web at https://harfordtechnicalhs.com/.
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