design school x is:

  • year round for a healthier learning culture (with plenty of vacation time for rest, travel, and self-exploration),
  • flexible to move with the ever-changing times,

  • competency-based,

  • purpose-driven, not just academic driven, because students invest in their own learning when the curriculum is relevant to their own lives. students will build their own purpose by seeing the purpose of math, science, history and language arts, 

  • built from you, by you, for you. this means your social and cultural capital, combined with those of your peers and catalysts are the school. utilizing liberatory design thinking, making, and applied academic rigor you will build the school with your hands from tables to chill time,

  • built around and with its community,

  • culturally competent, collaborative, AND creative.

A school's schedule is a manifestation of its mission, vision and skill-set. This is a prototype of a DSX schedule designed from insights discovered through empathy interviews with teachers (K12 district, charter and private schools), physicians and designers. Notice the blended day: alone time, skills practice, chill time, prep time and plenty of collaboration time. Our day starts later because teenage brains do too. See how the DSX Schedule was created HERE

A school's schedule is a manifestation of its mission, vision and skill-set. This is a prototype of a DSX schedule designed from insights discovered through empathy interviews with teachers (K12 district, charter and private schools), physicians and designers. Notice the blended day: alone time, skills practice, chill time, prep time and plenty of collaboration time. Our day starts later because teenage brains do too.

See how the DSX Schedule was created HERE

@dsx you will get:

This is an example of the 4 year scope of DSX. Notice the second half of 12th grade all students have applied to college early and will spend their last two quarters engaged in the world as entrepreneurs, apprentices, artists, makers, philanthropists, etc; only to return to share with the DSX community all they practiced and learned.

This is an example of the 4 year scope of DSX. Notice the second half of 12th grade all students have applied to college early and will spend their last two quarters engaged in the world as entrepreneurs, apprentices, artists, makers, philanthropists, etc; only to return to share with the DSX community all they practiced and learned.

  • a state of the art education utilizing your cultural capital and those of others, online resources, your community, our facilities and our world

  • access to our network of artists, entrepreneurs, social justice/ equity leaders, politicians, designers, academics, hustlers, investors, athletes from the streets to Silicon Valley

  • a learning environment where you feel courageous to learn and become your possible self, not one ascribed by others

  • a program that takes the UC a-g requirements, Common Core Standards, Next Gen Science Standards and injects innovation, making, critical pedagogy, systems thinking, and well beyond

  • a program sought after by businesses, large and small, schools, old and new, looking for our X-shaped students to lead them through complex dilemma's with creativity, compassion and critical thinking.