Highland School Technology exposes students to diverse academic paths

Sam Fried

Table of Contents Pathways of studyStudent lifeAdmissions When students enter Highland School of Technology as freshmen, they are exposed to a variety of academic pathways to choose from, ranging from health to engineering. Before being able to make those choices, however, students first have to be chosen for admission to […]

When students enter Highland School of Technology as freshmen, they are exposed to a variety of academic pathways to choose from, ranging from health to engineering.

Before being able to make those choices, however, students first have to be chosen for admission to the school in the School Choice lottery which will take place on April 14. 

Since the school’s opening in 2000, it has offered its students hands-on classes meant to prepare them for the workforce.

Here is what Highland School of Technology offers its students.

Pathways of study

There are seven pathways students may take advantage of while attending Highland School of Technology.

These are business and legal, computer engineering, allied health, dental sciences, medical science, graphic design, and manufacturing and engineering. 

“Highland is a public school with a very unique structure. Students here focus on a career and educational course of study, yet, they also take their regular core classes such as English and math throughout their four years,” said James Montgomery, Highland principal and a former music teacher at Hunter Huss High School.

Dr. Chrystle Slater teaches a class on network security at Highland School of Technology Thursday afternoon, Feb. 10, 2022.

While in school, students are also able to obtain various certifications depending on which pathway they are enrolled in. 

“The happiest memory I have is passing the Excel Expert exam. I really could feel how the school has helped develop me. It taught me how to use the skills to get a real-life certification,” said senior Anna Stewart who’s part of the graphic design pathway.

https://www.gastongazette.com/story/news/2022/03/31/gastonia-highland-school-technology-exposes-students-diverse-academic-paths/6691567001/

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