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.
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.