HighTech LA (HTLA) has a 9-12 High School and a 6-8 middle school (HTLA MS), where students are prepared to enter a college of their choice and become “knowledge leaders” in the 21st century digital world. Both HTLA MS and HTLA (collectively, HTLA Schools) are designed to stimulate curiosity, inquiry and a constant desire to push beyond limits, through a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum and intensive technology training. With the goal of preparing students for high-skilled, high-wage careers, this demanding college preparatory curriculum is brought to life by students’ using the latest technology to develop innovative hands-on projects. HTLA schools are the only schools in the Van Nuys/Panorama City area that utilize this rigorous, tech-infused, project-based program from grades 6-12. HTLA is a small school model, which provides a standards-based, college preparatory education that places an emphasis on using technology and hands-on interdisciplinary projects in addition to more traditional pedagogy. Our students do not simply learn facts and figures, but are engaged in discovering new knowledge on their own with the tools afforded to them in today’s information age.