Founded in 1996, The Digital Safari Academy is a three year college and career preparation program beginning in the sophomore year of high school. While our career focus is on Multimedia Arts and Computer Science, our overall focus is on creating strong, well rounded students ready for college and life after high school. Over the three years in the academy, students experience confidence and success in a diverse environment where they learn important transferrable skills involving project planning, problem solving, communication and collaboration in a technologically rich environment, management of people and resources, working with clients and meeting hard deadlines. Our graduates are self-sufficient and creative problem solvers well on their way to being ready for the challenges ahead of them.
Our academic and career-pathway courses are rigorous, challenging and designed to prepare every student in the DSA for a college education. The three academy Multimedia courses represent a sequence that builds towards skill mastery in graphic design, digital photography, video and audio production, web design, animation, and 3D design. Our Computer Science pathway blends a strong general foundation in managing technology infrastructure and providing technical support with knowledge of programming in a variety of languages and programming tools including HTML, Java, Flash and other professional development environments.
Academics in the Digital Safari are deeply integrated into our career pathway courses. Our philosophy is to make multimedia and computer science a place for academic work, providing real world relevance and giving students more time working with academic content and concepts. We believe this approach is fundamental in preparing students for the challenges posed by college and career pursuits. Excellence is our consistent expectation.
As it has always been, this is only the beginning…
We envision a learning environment where students and teachers work together to form a learning community in which individuals are nurtured, and support each other while being encouraged to explore and take the intellectual and creative risks that lead to self-discovery.
- Prepare students to communicate effectively in a variety of mediums including written, verbal, and visual.
- Provide students with the academic and intellectual skills needed to succeed in college and professional pursuits.
- Provide students with advanced knowledge of information technology, professional multimedia design tools, and computer programming languages.