The following prerequisite chart should be referenced when applying for Tech to determine a student’s eligibility. Because acceptance is ongoing during the school year, the entry requirements shift to ensure applicants remain on track with their core graduation requirements.
Tech is a competitive entry school. All applications are scored against a rubric that considers a student's grades, attendance, and behavior record. Acceptance rounds are held throughout the year beginning in October and students can follow their application status through our EnrollTrack portal.
Because North Tech is the career and technical education provider for all high schools in North County, early application is strongly encouraged.
Some programs have extra criteria to meet in addition to those listed below. Visit the programs page of our website to learn more about the prerequisites for individual programs.
AT TIME OF APPLICATION PRIOR TO DEC. 15 AT TIME OF APPLICATION PRIOR TO MAY 15 AT TIME OF ENROLLMENT AND/OR AT TIME OF APPLICATION AFTER MAY 15 TO BE A TECH SOPHOMORE Not applicable Minimum of 1.5 core and 2.5 total credits Minimum of 3 core and 5 total credits (.5 must be in Comm Arts/English) TO BE A TECH JUNIOR Minimum of 3 core and 5 total credits (of which .5 must be in Comm Arts/English)Minimum of 5 core and 7 total credits (of which 1 must be Comm Arts/English) Minimum of 7 core and 10 total credits (of which 1.5 must be in Comm Arts/English) TO BE A TECH SENIOR Minimum of 7 core and 10 total credits (of which 1.5 must be in Comm Arts/EnglishMinimum of 9.5 core and 12.5 credits (of which 2 must be in Comm Arts/English) Minimum of 11 core and 17 total credits (of which 2.5 must be in Comm Arts/English