HCVTEA Hosts Financial Aid Workshop

(North Bergen, NJ—September 23, 2015), Hudson County Vocational Technical Education Association (HCVTEA) sponsored a financial aid workshop for the parents and/or guardians of 12th grade students from High Tech High School and County Prep, announced Daniel Greco, Vice-President of HCVTEA. Kimber Decker, of the Higher Education Student Assistance Authority (HESAA.ORG), spoke to 90 parents...

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Twelve High Tech Students Qualify to Enter the 2016 National Merit® Scholarship Program

(Evanston, IL—September 23, 2015) High Tech High School seniors Amina and Sara Bendaoud, George Iskander, and Hayoung Park of Bayonne; Harrison resident Rora Cai; Jack Tisdell of Hoboken; Kearny resident Sabina Ohkawa; Nicholas Palmer and Jennifer Tu of North Bergen; Secaucus residents Ryan Gulati and Justin Luh; and Emory Kemph of Weehawken have met...

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School’s In: North Bergen and Guttenberg Schools Prepare to Open (Excerpted from The Hudson Reporter)

Art Schwartz may be reached at arts@hudsonreporter.comHigh Tech High SchoolStarting one day later than the other schools, High Tech will first introduce underclassmen to the academic environment on Wednesday morning, with upperclassmen joining later in the week. Teachers will spend the afternoons in professional development sessions for the first three days. Work should begin this month...

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Brian Mooney and Kendrick Lamar’s Visit to High Tech Inspire OogeeWoogee’s “Be Alright” College Scholarship Contest

(Philadelphia, PA–August 18, 2015) Inspired by Brian Mooney, an English teacher who shared and utilized Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly album lyrics with his students at High Tech High School, and Kendrick Lamar’s visit to the school shortly after his performance at Hot 97’s Summer Jam, OogeeWoogee, a global multimedia outlet with an emphasis on...

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N.J. ‘hip hop education’ teacher to host NYC workshop

by Laura Herzog, NJ Advance Media for NJ.com (North Bergen, NJ–August 05, 2015)  A N.J. teacher whose work garnered a classroom visit from rapper Kendrick Lamar in June is hosting a workshop promoting his famed method of “hip hop education.” Titled “We gon’ be alright: The Audacity of Teaching Hip-Hop in Schools,” the event will take place on Thursday,...

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High Tech’s Tania Houwayek Receives 2015 AATF Outstanding Senior in French Award

(North Bergen—June 23, 2015) High Tech’s Tania Houwayek, a resident of Union City, has been awarded the American Association of Teachers of French (AATF) Outstanding Senior in French Award, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School.  The AATF Award, made annually to a graduating senior, goes to those students who demonstrate...

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High Tech Holds Annual Ping-Pong Tournament

(North Bergen—June 23, 2015) High Tech High School hosted its annual Ping-Pong Tournament at the North Hudson Center of Hudson County Schools of Technology, with overwhelming participation from the student body, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School. Twenty participants, including students, faculty, and staff, competed in the tournament.  Through tough...

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High Tech High’s Perry Martijena Appears in First Episode of New Season of “Orange Is The New Black”

(North Bergen—June 19, 2015) High Tech High School drama major Perry Martijena, a freshman from Jersey City, can be seen in the first episode of the new season of the hit Netflix series Orange Is The New Black, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School. Once named “The World’s Cutest Vegetarian...

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High Tech Business Computer Application Majors Pass NOTCI Exam with Distinction

(North Bergen—June 19, 2015) High Tech Business Computer Application majors from Dr. Syed Abbasi’s class took the state-mandated, nationally-accredited exam, administered by the National Occupational Competency Testing Institute (NOCTI), and finished with a 100% passing rate with distinction, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School. NOCTI of Big Rapids, Michigan administers...

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