The Best High School Design Program

You’ve probably never heard of it.

Five years ago I began running across some truly exceptional young designers at CSU, Chico who all came from Lompoc, California. What’s in Lompoc? Cabrillo High School. Cabrillo is a public high school serving approximately 1500 students. What’s up with Cabrillo? As far as I can tell, Scott Schaller and the Cabrillo Design Lab. Students learn design theory and history, color theory, typography, fundamentals of composition as well as technical skills. How is Cabrillo doing so much with so little in a California public school in 2010? Amazing. This is exactly the type of program that every high school should offer the artistically inclined.

Check out the latest crop of Lompoc [high school!] senior portfolios here.


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