Best High-Tech High

Talk about raising the bar!

from Reader's Digest Magazine | May 2007

When the $63 million High School of the Future, built with Microsoft’s guidance, opened in West Philadelphia in the fall of 2006, students and teachers were wowed by the 21st-century trappings: plasma screens, ceiling projectors, laptops for all, and lockers that open with the swipe of a card. Officials hope the school will be one of the first in the nation to go paperless. And talk about raising the bar: In an inner-city area where many drop out of high school, students must apply to at least one college before graduating.

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