About Highland School of Technology

Why Choose Highland?

  • Open House Information

    Parents and students are encouraged to attend one of our Open Houses. Visit our world-class pathway labs, and speak to current students and staff. Be amazed by the Highland educational experience.

    • January 26, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
    • February 16, 5:30-7:00 p.m.

    In addition, check us out at the Gaston County Schools' School Choice Fair on Friday, February 3 from 5:00-8:00 p.m. and on Saturday, February 4 from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

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Lottery Application Information

  • To attend Highland, students must be chosen through a random lottery that occurs each year in the spring. Being selected during the lottery places the student on a conditional acceptance and waitlist. The student must meet the criteria for their 8th grade year for final acceptance to attend Highland.

    To apply for Highland School of Technology, please use the Gaston County School Choice Application, and select Highland. 

    Lottery Dates:

    Application materials will be available through the GCS School Choice Webpage starting January 2 through March 3.  All applications must be submitted online by March 3.  Complete and return the Discipline Information Request to Highland School of Technology prior to March 3, 2023.