National Academy Foundation (NAF) School:
HSST won authorization to provide the acclaimed National Academy Foundation (NAF) curriculum that draws on the personal and professional ambitions and capabilities of students, schools, business and community partners.
The Finance Academy connects high school students with the world of financial services, offering a curriculum that covers banking and credit, financial planning, international finance, securities, insurance, accounting, and economics.
The Information Technology/Film and Media Academy prepares students for careers in programming, database administration, web design and administration, digital networks, and other areas in the expanding digital workplace.
HSST was recently honored to be designated as an official NAF Engineering Academy site. In the Paxton-Patterson Engineering labs, students use state-of-the-art equipment found in robotics, engineering design manufacturing, alternative energy, environmental technology, transportation technology and electronics. These programs offer students career readiness skills, hands-on experience, college preparatory-level classes and creative exercises to help them succeed in school and life.
21st Century Global Communications:
Magnet funds will enable HSST to invest in the future of our students by tapping into the newest technological advances and methods of communication. Students will develop their own wikis and blogs and will learn to use Skype to advance their studies. Hand-held technology such as Netbooks, iPods and iPads will support their engagement with the world beyond their doors.