About Highland School of Technology
Highland School of Technology opened in July 2000 as the first magnet school in Gaston County Schools. The school draws its student body from the other eight high schools in the county. The student body consisted of only 9th and 10th graders for the 2000-2001 school year. Each year a new 9th grade will be added and the total enrollment for all four grades (9th-12th) will not exceed 600.
Each academic and workforce development education classroom has no less than 7 computers and 2 printers for student and teacher use. All computers are connected to a main server and each student and teacher has his/her own password and e-mail address. Internet use is highly recommended in each course curriculum.
Students are able to participate in a number of school clubs and functions but a real emphasis is placed on the Vocational Clubs such as HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America), FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America), and TSA (Technology Student Association). Students are encouraged to participate in regional, state and national competitive events sponsored by these organizations.