UPDATE: Students in the class of 2019 are invited to apply for the D-Tech Academy program at Foothill Technology High School beginning the winter/spring of 2016.
D-Tech is a new pathway program at Foothill Technology High School in Ventura, California. The pathway focuses on design, philanthropy, and entrepreneurship.
Students in DTech learn how to:
- Build electronic circuits and code with arduino
- Design 3D objects with Fusion 360
- Print designs with a 3D printer
- Create a working solar power system
- Build and fly drones
- Create an Android app
- And much more…
The Design Technology Academy requires enrollment in 3 pathway courses:
- Grade 10 – DTech Survey with Mr. Miller
- year-long, 5 credit course, scheduled during FIRE period
- Grade 11 – AP coursework (minimum of 1 course from choices below
- AP Computer Science with Mrs. Carr OR
- AP 2D Art with Mr. Crouch/Mr. Frazier
- Grade 12 – Senior Capstone course
- includes ASPIRE3 project participation
UPDATE: We are phasing out the designation of the Communications Strand beginning 2015-16.
Members of the classes of 2016, 2017 and 2018 may still complete this program and earn recognition at graduation.
The Communications Strand is for students with a passion for or interest in the career areas of Design & Production or Performance & Publication are welcome to apply for the FTHS Communications Strand.
Communications students will:
demonstrate a depth of study by enrolling and successfully completing a series of courses (minimum of 60 credits) in their academy approved coursework (see Strand Tracking Form at bottom of page) ,
perform at a high level of academic achievement (3.0 GPA with 10 credits or less at C-level) in their academy coursework,
The process starts with attendance at a General Information Meeting and completion of a Statement of Intent.
Qualified seniors earn a Certificate (60-65 credits), Certificate with Merit (70-85 credits) or Certificate with Distinction (90+ credits) at Senior Awards Night; a Communications Academy cords at graduation; and notation of completion on their high school transcripts.
Strand coursework includes, but is not limited to: