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An innovative, free public high school authorized by the San Mateo Union High School District.


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How to get involved

  • Partner – Education & Industry Superheroes

  • Mentor – Professional Mentors

  • Volunteer – Parent Engagement

  • Benefits - Local Community Proposals

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With profound gratitude Design Tech High School thanks the following Superheroes.

For constructing a state-of-the-art campus for, and countless volunteer hours training students and shepherding them through annual Oracle Open World Conference appearances to report on their innovations.


Oracle Education Foundation

For significant support for planning, programming and implementation:

Silicon Schools Fund

Chan Zuckerberg Initiative

Hasso Plattner Institute of Design at Stanford

Professional Mentors

Learning at 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 Career Exploration Series

Exploration courses & Design Challenges

Coaching athletics and the robotics team

Presentation of Learning Feedback

Opening up studios & internships

Parent Engagement requests that parents volunteer 30 hours per year, and deeply values the community-building that these hours provide.

Parents help with:

  • chaperoning dances

  • 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

  • robotics

  • editing the school newsletter

  • organizing the all-important Gala and ‘Koi Pond' Annual Fund.

Local Community Benefits’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's Design Realization Garage.

If you would like to suggest a project in your community, please submit your idea on this form:

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Banner photo credit: Jeremy BItterman