Award Year: 2021

Technology High School

550 Bonnie Avenue
Rohnert Park, CA, 94928-3897

(707) 792-4825

Ms. Dawn Mawhinney, Principal at time of Nomination

Ms Michelle L Spencer, Current Principal

Choice School

Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District

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Technology High strives to encourage students to become thoughtful members of an increasingly technological society through an integrated project-based curriculum.

Student Demographics
  • Black/African American: 4%
  • White: 50%
  • Hispanic: 23%
  • Asian: 10%
  • Native American: 1%
  • Two or more races: 12%
Technology High School students collaborate together in the student center.

Technology High School students collaborate together in the student center.

Technology High School (THS) is a science, technology, engineering, and math focused college preparatory school. It was founded in 1999 as part of the Cotati-Rohnert Park Unified School District. THS develops students' critical thinking and creative skills in a small learning community through project-based and applied learning, integrated and thematic instruction, and teamwork. THS has been recognized as a California Distinguished School every year of eligibility, as well as one of the best high schools in America by the U.S. News and World Report, and a Magna Award winner by the American School Board Journal.

Technology High School offers an engineering curriculum with Project Lead The Way. This three-year series of courses begins with Principles of Engineering, then Environmental Sustainability, followed by Engineering Design and Development. A range of electives are offered at THS, including Spanish up to AP level, Digital Photo, Digital Video, Drama, ASB and Robotics. Freshmen take a mandatory elective, Freshman Essentials, a course designed to help students develop the skills necessary to be successful in high school and college.

Technology High School supports a wide variety of student clubs and athletics, including Interact Club (affiliated with Rotary International), Robotics, Medical Club, Solar Boat Team, Table Top Games, Mountain Bike Club, Sustainability Club, GSA, Art, Photography, Math, and Writing clubs. THS offers eleven sports teams, including boys and girls soccer, boys and girls basketball, girls volleyball, baseball and softball, track and cross-country, swimming, golf and tennis. It is an NCS Division-3 school.