A Unique Opportunity
The Digital Arts Technology Academy is the only UC approved Arts, Media, and Design program in California to have dual-pathways, earned status as a California Distinguished Academy, California Partnership Lighthouse Academy, Apple Distinguished Program (2012-17), and offers multiple Adobe certifications.
Students apply to the Academy during the spring of their freshmen year, and if accepted, they travel with other DATA students for three academic courses and one CTE elective during the sophomore and junior years. In their senior year, DATA students are enrolled in Senior English and at least one DATA CTE elective. This provides the students a unique opportunity to apply their creative and technology expertise to college preparatory curriculum in the core content classes.
Throughout their junior and senior years, DATA students are provided a variety of unique opportunities to gain experience with community and industry partners through class projects, presentations, and work-based learning in the field.
Academy teachers have a common preparatory period in which they share curriculum ideas and monitor student academic progress and individual issues. By senior year, many DATA students are clear about what major they would like to pursue, what college will best accommodate their career goals, and have built a dynamic resume.