San Mateo district petitions for a project-learning-based high school

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A petition for a new high school focused on design and hands-on projects while retaining traditional learning was filed with the San Mateo Union High School District Thursday, bringing the school one step closer to fruition.

With good schools already in the district, Ken Montgomery, 40, the person behind Design Tech High School, said he still wants to provide students with another option. The petition had more than 300 signatures, more than the 75 signatures required for the potential 500-student charter school. They hope to open in fall 2014 with a freshmen class, then add on classes each year following.

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