Principal's Message

Welcome to the Staten Island Technical High School website!
 
Overview: Staten Island Technical High School is a New York City public high school, established in 1988. In September of 2005, Staten Island Technical High School was granted the status as one of New York City ’s Specialized High School by the New York City Department of Education.  New York City’s Specialized High Schools are comprised of the most academically gifted and talented students. Staten Island Technical High School’s student body is reflective of the diversity of the City of New York. New York City’s Specialized High Schools, Staten Island Tech included, have always been and continue to be beacons of opportunity for the children from underprivileged families and immigrant communities. The majority of our students are fluent in more than one language with 41% entitled to free-reduced lunch.
 
Admission to Staten Island Technical High School is extremely selective and is based solely upon the Specialized High School Admissions Test (SHSAT).  Each year, the SHSAT is administered to approximately 30,000 New York City students.  Of these, nearly 6000 students are offered admission to one of the NYC Specialized High Schools. Over 15,000 of these students apply to Staten Island Technical High School annually. 360 seats are offered each year to NYC students at our school.  Based upon the statistics cited, the students who attend Staten Island Technical High School are of the highest caliber.
 
Through Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics (STEAM), Humanities courses and incorporating experiential learning experiences, students develop leadership and problem-solving aptitudes based on academics, teamwork, communication and interpersonal skills.  A cutting edge Career Development Program centered on Work Based Learning experiences and Career Exploration classes are an integral part of the school.  Students have opportunities for entrepreneurship and internships via our new Makerspace and Incubator Program, named the SITHS Guild.
 
Vision: Staten Island Technical High School places a high priority on academics and developing exemplary character, scholarship, service, leadership, and citizenship, while cultivating innovation through the development of 21st Century Global Skills. Our school community is committed to equity and excellence by ensuring every student has access, opportunities, supports, and interventions to achieve their greatest potential and succeed in a multicultural global society. 
 
Mission: The SITHS community fosters the development of well-rounded, passionate learners through engaging academics and participation in student activities, athletics, service learning, cultural immersion and community service. SITHS cultivates strong collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking skills. We strive to instill in our students a mindset to meaningfully contribute to, and shape a 21st Century global society that values equity, excellence, and empathy.
 
As a Next-Gen 21st Century leader and communicator, and our school's "Storyteller-In-Chief," I invite you to join us live and "in the moment" as we celebrate and share our progress and accomplishments within and among the Staten Island Technical High School community.
 
I urge you to follow "our" story together via our social media channels and invite you to contribute any of your personal (student or parent/guardian) accomplishments or news worthy items by sending me your pics, videos and a blurb to my email at: Merlenw@schools.nyc.gov
 
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Thank you,
 
Sincerely,
 
Mark Erlenwein
Principal