High Tech Academy
High Tech Academy (HTA) is a dual enrollment program in which high school students in the Cleveland Metropolitan and the Warrensville Heights School Districts attend a half day of school at their home school and then attend classes on the Tri-C campuses.
Much of the college tuition costs are paid through a state-supported plan entitled Post Secondary Enrollment Options, which allows college level classes to also count toward students’ graduation requirements in high school.
The program focuses on computer technology, business and academic core courses. The Cleveland District provides a principal, and the College provides a program manager and together they coordinate programming for 200-300 high school students annually.
There are some entry requirements for the program and all students apply through the guidance counselors at their home schools.
The program is restricted to a capacity of 225. In some cases, students can earn an associate degree at the same time they are earning a high school diploma.