The Gary and Jerri-Ann Jacobs High Tech High

San Diego, California

  • FIRM

    NTDSTICHLER Architecture


    The Gary and Jerri-Ann Jacobs High Tech High

  • AREA

    38,000 sq.ft.





Recognizing the need for a charter school that emphasizes mathematics and science, the high-technology industry and local colleges and universities collaborated in sponsoring the Gary and Jerri-Ann Jacobs High Tech High, a school committed to providing a progressive learning environment for 400 ambitious students.

In addition to boasting one of the most advanced ADDITIONAL INFORMATIONCAPACITY400COST PER SQ FT$197.37FEATURED IN2001 Architectural Portfolio labs in the country, High Tech High houses biochemistry and engineering labs, and flexible classroom space, all connected to an advanced electronic infrastructure that allows the use of laptops, audio and visual systems, and Smartboards.

The facility provides clusters of personal computer workstations and group-study areas to promote learning and teamwork. These areas are divided by full-height glass walls that create a quiet atmosphere while maintaining the openness of the space.