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Our Mission

We believe that the world can be a better place
and that our students can be the ones to make it happen.

Destination Education - Innovative Schools • Design Tech High School (Video 45 mins)


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our programs

Students have creative impact on their environment through student-led initiatives, inventions, projects, clubs, and collaboration on and off campus

Design Thinking is not just a human-centered problem solving process. It is also a capacity building strategy. By teaching design thinking all four years at, students are able to identify and solve problems, develop a sense of optimism and self-efficacy, and have creative impact on their environment to make the world a better place.
— Dr. Ken Montgomery, Executive Director

By using the tools of Design Thinking across all academic subject areas, and by partnering with teachers, classmates, and professionals, students learn to create the change they want to see in the world.


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Our impact


cost of tuition

As a free, California public charter school, does not charge tuition. The school receives some public funding per student, supplemented with philanthropic donations to fulfill the mission and support student programs.



intersessions + internships

Intersession design labs and exploration classes, and internships for upper grades provide students with numerous opportunities to work with industry partners and professional mentors before graduation.



student enrollment

New students enroll for the first time through a lottery process. The intake is almost exclusively for 9th grade. Current students reenroll in-house each year for the following fall.


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