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Principal Steve Simpson

Fall 2023

Welcome to San Jacinto Technology Institute, 


My name is Steve Simpson and I am the Principal of SJ Tech, a K-8 Virtual Technology School.  I am proud to be the leader of an institution that provides endless learning experiences and an education that is unlike any other here in the San Jacinto Unified School District.  Our school provides all students with unique opportunities, ones that are flexible and student centered, and offer specialized learning platforms and programs that meet the needs of all of our students. In addition, our highly qualified staff will ensure all students a rigorous instructional model while using the district adopted core curriculum, and ensuring more focus on the specific needs of your student as compared to the traditional model.  We are proud to be able to call ourselves a school of choice, one with a small school connection that offers our students a safe and positive learning environment. 


Our SJ Tech Teachers and Staff have become experts in the virtual learning environment and are taking student learning experiences to a whole new level.  We understand that each of our current SJTech families have made a personal decision to enroll here at SJTI and we are seeing more and more making the same choice to continue virtually.  While reasons vary, the commonality is a choice to keep students learning in a virtual environment.   Our ultimate vision at SJ Tech is to provide high technological opportunities for students with real world connections and endless opportunities that will meet the market needs of our students after high school and to prepare our students to be college and career ready just like traditional models of schooling do.  Our team here at SJ Tech understands the importance of parents, guardians, and caregivers and the skills necessary to be a successful partner in your child’s education. As a result, SJTech will continue our school-wide quarterly socials where learning and activities are offered in-person and at home.  Since our first social last fall, both student and parent participation has increased and both have added to the overall positive culture at SJTI. It is our hope to allow all parents the opportunity to be involved in their student’s education and help us here at SJTI build our identity as a high tech learning opportunity for students. Parent participation is vital to our success.  Many parents have expressed an interest in having an active role at San Jacinto Technology Institute.  We are constantly on the lookout for family members who have time to give to the students and staff and are looking for ways to get involved.  We are always looking for  new and creative ways to engage our families, students, and staff together to enhance the overall school experience for your student.  I look forward to meeting parents and students in the various opportunities we will have.  Let’s have a great 2023- 2024 school year.  Go Jackrabbits!


Steve Simpson

Principal - San Jacinto Technology Institute