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Junior math: the teacher is working 1:1  to help students as they move through a new learning cycle.

Junior math: the teacher is working 1:1  to help students as they move through a new learning cycle.

d.tech High School


Student Life

  • A-G UC ratified academics w. personalization
  • Methods are socratic/small groups/individual study
  • 2016 Sample weekly schedule
  • Individualized Lab Day schedule (Tues/Thurs) 
  • CE Credits offered on campus in Spanish.
  • 1:1 chrome books + PowerSchool LMS
  • Junior Varsity and Varsity Sports - Sports Calendar
  • Approx. 30 student-run clubs from Hip Hop to First Robotics, Jazz and Rock bands, LGBT, Art, Mosaic, Leadership...
  • Parties/Spirit Days- Halloween, themed Winter Formal
  • Optional LunchMaster lunches.
  • 50% arrive by train to Millbrae. Others bike, walk, carpool
  • 2018 - Shuttle runs Belmont/San Carlos CalTrain to Oracle Parkway
d. tech Intersession class lead by Oracle Engineers volunteering with the Oracle Education Foundation. Professionals teach Intersessions while the faculty engage in professional development.

d. tech Intersession class lead by Oracle Engineers volunteering with the Oracle Education Foundation. Professionals teach Intersessions while the faculty engage in professional development.

d.tech Student Ambassadors tackling questions from prospective students. The student community is an integral part of shaping an empathetic and inclusive culture across all grades. Students provide valuable feedback and suggestions that help shape d.tech's infrastructure. For example, their input created a schedule innovation: Tuesdays and Thursdays are devoted to working on assignments, allowing them to focus efficiently on managing their courses. 

d.tech Student Ambassadors tackling questions from prospective students. The student community is an integral part of shaping an empathetic and inclusive culture across all grades. Students provide valuable feedback and suggestions that help shape d.tech's infrastructure. For example, their input created a schedule innovation: Tuesdays and Thursdays are devoted to working on assignments, allowing them to focus efficiently on managing their courses. 


Sophomore student Maya P. working on her Unit Exam for math. This is the final test of the learning cycle.  Students must score 75% or above to meet the minimum A-G UC requirements. The cycle begins with discussion, then hands-on tasks, followed by comprehension checks, graded performance evaluations and Unit Exams. Unit Exams can include group work or individual projects leading to an individual Presentation of Learning to peers and adult mentors, who ask questions and give real-time feedback. Over time, students become comfortable with public speaking and are able to take feedback as interesting and actionable information.

Sophomore student Maya P. working on her Unit Exam for math. This is the final test of the learning cycle.  Students must score 75% or above to meet the minimum A-G UC requirements.

The cycle begins with discussion, then hands-on tasks, followed by comprehension checks, graded performance evaluations and Unit Exams. Unit Exams can include group work or individual projects leading to an individual Presentation of Learning to peers and adult mentors, who ask questions and give real-time feedback.
Over time, students become comfortable with public speaking and are able to take feedback as interesting and actionable information.

Year 3 Demographics

  • Students arrive from over 30 cities in the Bay Area.
  • Prior schools represent public/charter/home/parochial & independent schools
  • Racial/ethnic Identification
  • San Mateo/Sequoia HSD residents eligible for lottery priority. Non-district students have also been offered spots in the lottery.
  • All current California residents are eligible to apply
  • d.tech is a free public charter high school that values diversity in race, ethnicity, gender, socioeconomic level, sexual orientation, physical ability, family structure and religion.
ZeeMee, the startup that created what is known colloquially as "the extracurricular LinkedIn" for high school and college students - also a part of the Common App - invited d.tech students this Fall to their headquarters to help co-create the next iteration of their product. Our students did excellent work in rising to the challenge. They used their design thinking skills without prompting, creating rapid and informed prototypes of potential platforms that would increase and improve positive communication between prospective students and colleges. d.tech students had lots of fun with the experience and process, really appreciating using their design thinking skills in the real world. 

ZeeMee, the startup that created what is known colloquially as "the extracurricular LinkedIn" for high school and college students - also a part of the Common App - invited d.tech students this Fall to their headquarters to help co-create the next iteration of their product. Our students did excellent work in rising to the challenge. They used their design thinking skills without prompting, creating rapid and informed prototypes of potential platforms that would increase and improve positive communication between prospective students and colleges. d.tech students had lots of fun with the experience and process, really appreciating using their design thinking skills in the real world.