SciTech High is a small learning community of the Harrisburg School District that facilitates students’ development of a solid foundation of academic, social, and emotional skills needed for success in college, careers, and community life. We want and expect our students to become self-directed learners and leaders who have the confidence to apply their critical thinking, communication, and problem-solving skills in both familiar and unfamiliar contexts.
SciTech High’s program integrates the resources of the Harrisburg School District, local colleges, the corporate community, the arts of the City of Harrisburg, and a state of the art facility to ensure that students have access to experiences, instruction, and opportunities that often are not available to inner city youth. Technology, project based learning, and community based experiences help develop students’ skills, voice, initiative, and confidence. Emphasis on science, math, and academic rigor builds skills that are essential for success in the 21st century.
SciTech High personalizes instruction and support services to provide the experiences and opportunities that each student needs to make good decisions in a wide variety of contexts. We seek to challenge, fill the gaps, and inspire the dreams that will lead our students to succeed in college and make significant contributions to their community. We envision SciTech High as a school with permeable walls and endless possibilities, a school that integrates content knowledge, organizations, people, and ideas.