Welcome

August 12, 2016 Groundbreaking Ceremony at Oracle Parkway in Redwood City. Click on photo for a video clip courtesy of Oracle Education Foundation. Desigh Tech High School is a free public charter school open to California residents.       Photo credit: junior Katie T.      ABC 7 NEWS REPORT                                                                                                                                    

August 12, 2016 Groundbreaking Ceremony at Oracle Parkway in Redwood City. Click on photo for a video clip courtesy of Oracle Education Foundation. Desigh Tech High School is a free public charter school open to California residents.       Photo credit: junior Katie T.     
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Welcome to Design Tech High School

Design Tech, or 'd.tech' as it's known among our students, incorporates technology, design thinking, and an explicit focus on the skills that help them forge an identity as caring citizens and future young professionals. By combining content mastery with creative problem solving, d.tech gives students the tools necessary for success in college and beyond. 

At d.tech, we believe that students are most successful when their education is personalized to their needs, and they are asked to use their knowledge to improve the world around them. We also believe that students must learn not only academic skills such as literacy and mathematics, but the transferable success skills of collaboration and persistence.

Design Tech offers academic courses that are Common Core aligned, and A-G accredited by the University of California, as well three signature programs: Intersession, Design Lab and our own 'makerspace' called the Design Realization Garage. Our students explore a wide-range of interests through these programs, as well as student-led clubs, and sports. Students are encouraged to develop their core interests, and to explore a wider range of skills and subjects for greater understanding.
 
College Board Code: 054814


Current and Future Location

Design Tech High School is currently located at 1800 Rollins Rd., Burlingame, CA 94010
It will relocate to Oracle Parkway in Redwood City after the 2016-2017 school year. This will be the first public high school on a corporate campus in the United States.

Artist's Rendition of the future Oracle Parkway campus at Redwood Shores, with thanks to DES ArchitectsiEngineers. The campus is slated to open in the fall of 2017. Click on the photo to see The StudentlSchoollDES Partnership  - Courtesy of Oracle Education Foundation.

Artist's Rendition of the future Oracle Parkway campus at Redwood Shores, with thanks to DES ArchitectsiEngineers. The campus is slated to open in the fall of 2017.

Click on the photo to see
The StudentlSchoollDES Partnership  - Courtesy of Oracle Education Foundation.

 

PARTNERS

From the outset, we have built our educational model by collaborating with the Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford, gaining access to national experts and considerable resources.

The d.school is a worldwide leader in teaching design thinking, and is strongly committed to K-12 education. Mentors from the d.school executive education program facilitated the creation of our solutions-based culture from the outset - a framework in which faculty and students support each other and resolve challenges effectively. d.school staff and students have also held design studios to program d.tech's design advisory courses, and collaborated on other specific projects. 

In addition to this resource, d.tech is supported by Silicon Schools Fund, which supports highly effective examples of blended learning in Bay Area schools.  d.tech students also benefit from the financial support of other prestigious organizations such as the Next Generation Learning Challenges - supported by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation - and the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Our involvement in these educational and philanthropic networks enables us to share our experience with new and established schools that are developing similar learning models. 

 

ACADEMIC PROGRAM PARTNERSHIPS

If you are interested in partnering around d.tech's academic programs,
please contact Rob Bolt, Partnership Developer.