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 Mission and Values

"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. " Dr. Ken Montgomery.

Design Tech High School makes students innovation-ready by helping them develop skills that are critical to success in the 21st century - skills like collaboration, creativity, self-management, and communication. Students develop these skills by building deep content knowledge and learning important problem-solving skills. The two principles that guide our educational model are extreme personalization and putting knowledge in action. These are incorporated into the student experience in two ways: 

  • by holding every student to the same high standards while allowing each student to move at his or her own pace to achieve those standards, and
  • by teaching students to solve real-world problems using a design-thinking approach similar to that taught at Stanford University’s Hasso Plattner Institute of Design (d.school). Together, these two approaches provide students with a thinking model they can use throughout their lives to make a positive contribution to a constantly changing world.

d.tech helps students forge an identity that will help them as students, professionals, and citizens.



d.tech graduates 

innovate   collaborate    communicate    research    question    demonstrate    persist     manage themselves    reflect    advocate    speak in public   take the initiative