Applied Design, Skills & Technologies

The complexity of future careers requires students to move beyond traditional paradigms of learning. The Applied Design Skills Technology Department (ADST) is focused on providing the skills young students need for success in a technology driven world.

The ADST Department focuses on:

  • computational thinking
  • digital literacy
  • robotics and
  • coding

The school is equipped with three computer labs. Wireless access is provided throughout the school using enterprise class Meraki controllers. Students are required to bring their own device.

STA Maker’s Lab (launched in 2019), merges a traditional workshop with state-of-the-art emerging technologies such as 3D printing, CNC machining, and laser cutting so students can fabricate and actualize the products of their imagination.


  • ADST 8 and 9
  • ADST electives for 10-12 include:
    • Tech Exploration 10
    • Robotics 11
    • Media Arts 11 and 12
    • AP Computer Science 12

Department Members

Joe Galat
Michael Mendonca
Isabel Price
Department Head (ADST)