High Plains Technology Center turning education & training into workplace success.


High Plains Area Vocational-Technical, District #24, was established by a vote of the electorate of this district on April 28, 1981. The vote was held in Woodward, Mooreland, Buffalo, Fort Supply, and Sharon-Mutual school districts. After certification of the vote, the State Board of Vocational and Technical Education recognized the district to begin operation under the supervision and administration of the State Department of Career and Technology Education. Fargo joined the district in 1983, Gage in 1994 and Vici was added to the district in 2009.

In January 1982, the official name for the school was chosen as High Plains Area Vocational-Technical School. In 1994, the marketing name of the school was changed to High Plains Institute of Technology. The official name of the school was changed to High Plains Technology Center District # 24 in October 2001.

High Plains Technology Center is part of a network of 29 career technology centers across the state. Since 1982 High Plains has been training individuals for success in the workplace. A wide variety of course offerings make career education possible for students from all walks of life: Career Training, Professional and Personal Interest, Online Classes and Business Solutions.

The current boundaries of the school district are coterminous with the seven sending school districts as follows:   


The curricula are designed to provide training for juniors and seniors in high school, part-time and full-time training of adults, special seminars and  workshops.  

It is the desire of the High Plains Board of Education to achieve the following overall goals in the governance and operation of the HPTC system:

  1. To provide educational and instructional programs to permit students to develop to full potential.

  2. To achieve a “community school” in services to the adult population.

  3. To provide the best possible school staff, including both professional and support personnel.

  4. To encourage the development of meaningful interpersonal relationships among students, staff, and community.

  5. To insure that students, staff and community are afforded opportunities for participation in the development and evaluation of programs and policies.

  6. To strive for maximum efficiency in the use of district resources to meet the goals and objectives of the various programs and services.

  7. To achieve maximum placement of students.

  8. To assist new and expanding industry in the training and upgrading of their personnel.

  9. To assist existing businesses maintain and increase their efficiency and profit.