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Colorado Program FAQs
What is My Tech High?
My Tech High is a tuition-free, part-time public school enrichment program that provides a personalized education experience for students in grades K-12 who reside in Colorado. Our program helps students gain valuable tech and entrepreneurship skills that will allow them to be successful in college, career, and life. We believe that students with a strong foundation in creativity, innovation, technology, and business are poised to change the world for good. See Our Story
How and when did the My Tech High program begin?
In 2009, a group of passionate parents, certified teachers, administrators, technology enthusiasts, entrepreneurs, and business leaders partnered with public schools to create a new, innovative education model focused on creating unique, personalized educational experiences for every child. See Our Story.
Why focus on technology and entrepreneurship?
We believe America was founded and thrives on the principles of innovation and entrepreneurship. We also believe a strong foundation in technology is critical for current and future success in college, career, and life.
In which states is My Tech High available?
My Tech High is currently available in Utah, Colorado, and Oregon and has partner programs in Idaho, Tennessee, Arizona, Wyoming, North Dakota, Oklahoma, and Indiana. We are continually growing, so check back regularly!
Is there a fee to participate?
The My Tech High program is 100% free to all participating families.
Is My Tech High an online public or private school?
Neither! My Tech High is a personalized education part-time enrichment program administered by public schools (both district and charter). Students in the My Tech High program are part-time enrichment students and are assigned to a School of Enrollment based on various factors, including grade level and location.
What options are available for my child to connect with other students?
There are many opportunities for children to connect with other students while enrolled in the My Tech High program. We offer field trips, showcases, social teams, and clubs, to name a few!
Additionally, students of any age can participate in extracurricular activities at their local district school. Plus, students in grades 6-12 may take one on-site class at a Colorado Early Colleges location as part of their approved My Tech High schedule.
What if my child struggles with motivation?
You’ll be amazed at what happens when a child is allowed to experience a truly personalized education. Finding what works best for each child empowers them to love learning and expand in ways you never thought possible. Every student in every course is led by a kind, caring, experienced certified teacher who is committed to helping each student succeed.
What is a Technology Allowance?
A Technology Allowance is an annual subsidy for each student to ensure they have access to a computer, high-speed internet, and a webcam. If these needs are met, you may use Technology Allowance funds for other teacher-approved educational resources to supplement your student’s learning experience.
What are Homeroom Resources?
Homeroom Resources are part of an Essential Study Skills course focused on extending the learning experiences for each student every day. Programs include comprehensive K-12 core curricula, engaging science videos, math puzzles and games, ACT Prep resources, an online library, and more! These are accessed through Homeroom.
What if we travel a lot or want to go on a vacation?
Awesome! The My Tech High program offers families the freedom and flexibility to travel as education can happen anywhere. Learning on the go may look different than a typical school day at home, but academic experiences while traveling can be summarized in the Weekly Learning Logs. We love to hear what students learn in their travels!
Can students with special needs participate in the program?
Absolutely! Students of all ability levels are welcome in the My Tech High program. Special Education services are provided through the student's boundary school as our program simply provides access to part-time enrichment courses. Depending on the local district's policy, they may or may not require you to withdraw from our public school options program. It is ultimately the local district's decision.
Application Process FAQs
What does the application process look like?
There are 3 simple steps:
1. Apply - Complete a short application and get access to Parent Link, your source for all program details.
2. Enroll - When the application is accepted, submit an Enrollment Packet online.
3. Design - When the Enrollment Packet is approved, design your student’s ideal educational plan in our Schedule Builder.
When can I apply to the My Tech High program?
We accept applications every day of the year! Once you apply, you will be sent a link so you can verify your email; please be sure to do that within 24 hours.
When will I hear if I have been accepted into the program?
Letters of Acceptance are issued between mid-April and end of July.
Once you get a Letter of Acceptance, you can begin the enrollment process by submitting an Enrollment Packet. Students will receive a final confirmation of acceptance once a complete Enrollment Packet is received.
Do you accept new students during the school year?
My Tech High offers enrollment for the full-year beginning in August. (We do not have a semester-only option or mid-year enrollment.)
Do I need to file a Notice of Intent with my local boundary school district?
Yes. Students participating in the My Tech High program are part-time homeschool enrichment students and should file a Notice of Intent to your local boundary school district.
When should I notify my prior school that my child is withdrawing and enrolling elsewhere?
Once your student’s Enrollment Packet has been accepted, please notify them of your student’s withdrawal.
What if I change my mind after I apply?
If you submit an application and then decide My Tech High isn't the right fit for your child, you have no obligation to enroll.
What if I decide to withdraw after the school year has begun?
Review the guidelines found in our Withdrawal Policy as there may be repayment requirements for early withdrawal, and then fill out the Withdrawal Form in your InfoCenter account.
What if we move during the school year?
The My Tech High program is intended for students who participate for the full school year. Once the school year begins, if you need to withdraw, please review the guidelines found in our Withdrawal Policy, as there may be repayment requirements for early withdrawal, and then fill out the Withdrawal Form in your InfoCenter account.
Grades 6-12 FAQs
Can my child take an on-campus class through My Tech High?
Yes! Students in grades 6-12 can choose a Colorado Early College (CEC) option and participate in one on-campus class at a CEC campus. This CEC class needs to be part of, not in addition to, the student’s My Tech High schedule.
Does My Tech High offer credit recovery options?
No, My Tech High is not a credit recovery program.
Will my child be able to get into a good university?
Yes! Since 2009, students from our program have attended universities of their choice.
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