Design Lab Early College
- Christopher Scarcella
- Hours of Operation
- 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
- School Type
- Operated By
- Special Programs
- Early college
Design Lab students learn by doing. High
school doesn’t have to be preparation
for real life; it is real life. Project-based
learning is at the heart of what we do. At
this school, student learning begins with
an actual problem to solve, and ends with
making a difference to a real audience.
This school will begin phasing out
following the 2019-2020 school year,
meaning no new 9th graders will be
enrolled for Fall 2020 and beyond. To
discuss enrollment options, please call
the CMSD Enrollment & Choice office at
Design Lab offers:
• The opportunity to take college courses tuition-free while still in high school,
beginning with robotics in ninth grade.
• A maker space, sound studio and a beautiful creative meeting space including:
3D fabrication printers, laser cutter, vinyl cutter; video production GoPro cameras
and green screen; sound production for music and podcasts; and one-to-one
technology with Chromebooks and iPads.
• Numerous opportunities to explore and maximize your creativity, talent and
ingenuity through thinking, problem solving and making.
• X-Block Wednesdays feature Tri-C Robotics, Raspberry Pi & Helicopter Drones,
Creative Writing, UpCycle, Effective Leadership Academy, Design 101, and more.