How to get involved
Partner – Education & Industry Superheroes
Mentor – Professional Mentors
Volunteer – Parent Engagement
Benefits - Local Community Proposals
With profound gratitude Design Tech High School thanks the following Superheroes.
For constructing a state-of-the-art campus for d.tech, and countless volunteer hours training students and shepherding them through annual Oracle Open World Conference appearances to report on their innovations.
For significant support for planning, programming and implementation:
Silicon Schools Fund
Learning at d.tech is extended through the work of professional mentors
Over the course of four years, volunteers enable students to experience a variety of educational experiences that broaden their world-view, shape their interests, and provide talking points as they approach postgraduate life. A lasting transferable success skill that mentors bestow is confidence.
Special thanks to our mentors for
d.tech Career Exploration Series
Exploration courses & Design Challenges
Coaching athletics and the robotics team
Presentation of Learning Feedback
Opening up studios & internships
d.tech requests that parents volunteer 30 hours per year, and deeply values the community-building that these hours provide.
Parents help with:
mentoring student Presentations of Learning (POLs)
driving students to field trips and intersession exploration classes
organizing food and tents for the camping trip
setting up the all-school picnic and neighborhood meet & greets for new families
editing the school newsletter
organizing the all-important Gala and ‘Koi Pond' Annual Fund.
Local Community Benefits
d.tech’s mission is to empower students to understand how to change the world for the better. This means they learn to be agents of change, and their solution-finding skills become a vehicle to give-back to our local community. Students have prototyped a redesign of the Redwood Shores Library interactive exhibits, and made the reception area of Samaritan House warm and inviting for small children. They also provided design thinking workshops for Redwood Shores students, and an annual Maker Day in d.tech's Design Realization Garage.
If you would like to suggest a project in your community, please submit your idea on this form:
Banner photo credit: Jeremy BItterman