High Tech High School’s Award-Winning Performing Arts Program consists of the following programs:  Dance, Drama, Music/Audio Technology, and Musical Theatre.  Students audition while in 8th grade and commit to one of these four majors throughout their four years at High Tech.  Students will study closely with their primary instructors (who are professionals in their own fields), as well as outside professionals. As productions require teamwork, Performing Arts students frequently work collaboratively, and there will be many times when majors overlap and students work together on interdisciplinary projects.  The Performing Arts curriculum is developed around a central theme:  strong support from teachers that allows students, through individualized instruction, to shape their own educational experiences and accomplishments in the context of a challenging, exciting and fun environment. The Performing Arts Academy pathway allows students to pursue rigorous Advanced Placement courses in addition to their Core Requirements.

For more information and to register visit: hthspa.org

High Tech Alum Joins Prestigious Dance Company in NYC

(Secaucus, NJ––October 13, 2021) High Tech High School alum Raechelle Manalo (class of 2016) has been invited to join the Paul Taylor Dance Company in New York City, announced Ms. Kathy Young, Principal of High Tech High School. Raechelle’s journey began at HTHS, where she majored in dance with instructor Trista DeFilippis. As a part... Continue reading

HTHS Dancer’s Film “MMXX” Earns Spot at Acadia Dance Festival

(Secaucus, NJ––July 27, 2021) The previously decorated student dance film, “MMXX,” has recently been selected for screening at the Acadia Dance Festival’s 2021 Dance Film Screening this July, announced Ms. Kathy Young, Principal of High Tech High School. Already recognized by the Hudson County Alliance of Teen Arts, the film “MMXX” is a musical, visual and kinesthetic... Continue reading

Two HTHS Seniors Recognized with Governor’s Award for Excellence

(Secaucus, NJ––April 22, 2021) Brogan Donston and Nicolette Zika have earned the Student Award for Artistic Excellence and Leadership in Dance as part of the New Jersey Governor’s Awards in Arts Education, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School. Brogan and Nicolette were recognized for their outstanding work in the field of... Continue reading

HTHS Juniors Join Outgoing Seniors as Members of National Honor Society for Dance Arts

(Secaucus, NJ––April 22, 2021) High Tech juniors Maialen Abio, Isabella Delgado, Brogan Donston, Jailin Garcia, Jovy Rose Mariano, and Dylan Nally are the most recent students to be inducted into the National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA), announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School. The NHDSA is part of the National... Continue reading

High Tech Drama Students to Participate in Tiny Shakes(peare)’s Romeo & Juliet

(Secaucus, NJ––March 15, 2021) Three High Tech students––juniors Kimani Culbreath and Maya Ramdayal, along with freshman Saorla Rafferty––were selected to participate in the 2021 production of Tiny Shakes: Romeo & Juliet at the Two River Theater in Red Bank, NJ, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School. Kimani Culbreath and Maya Ramdayal... Continue reading

HCST Students’ Impressive Theater Arts Award is a Community Effort

(Secaucus, NJ––February 1, 2021) How do two theater students from two different schools in two different grades collaborate for an award-winning musical performance during a pandemic? With a lot of support, patience, and determination, two students from the Hudson County Schools of Technology were able to do just that. Mia Oliver and Lola Castellano earned... Continue reading

HTHS Conducts Virtual National Honor Society for Dance Arts Ceremony

(Secaucus, NJ––June 3, 2020) Seven High Tech High School junior dance majors were inducted to the National Honor Society for Dance Arts (NHSDA) through a digital ceremony hosted by veteran dance instructor Mrs. Trista DeFilippis, announced Dr. Joseph A. Giammarella, Principal at High Tech High School. During the ceremony, the 2020 NHSDA inductees––Isabel Dadulla, Jennifer... Continue reading


High Tech High School Students Join 686 Talented Emerging Artists from 40 States and will be provided with Unparalleled Creative and Professional Development Opportunities MIAMI, FL (DECEMBER 6, 2019) – HIGH TECH HIGH SCHOOL of SECAUCUS, NEW JERSEY congratulates students TAMOE CARR AND ASIA GUZMAN on becoming 2020 National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) winners. HIGH TECH... Continue reading

High Tech Music & Audio Tech Majors Perform Motown Hits at APME Conference

(New York, NY–June 14, 2019) Eighteen students from High Tech High School’s Music & Audio Tech Major performed a set of songs honoring the Motown era at New York University’s Frederick Loewe Theater, part of this year’s Association for Popular Music Education (APME) Conference, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech. APME encourages and... Continue reading

High Tech’s Music and Audio Technology Department Featured in This Month’s Sound & Communications Magazine

(Port Washington, NY–May 23, 2019) High Tech’s Music and Audio Technology department has been featured in this month’s Sound & Communications Magazine, announced Dr. Joseph Giammarella, Principal of High Tech High School. “It is really a terrific piece that highlights the music program,” notes Trista DeFilippis, Supervisor of the Academy of Media, Visual and Performing... Continue reading