Design at ASW introduces students to new ways to approach and solve problems. We use the design process to better understand the complexities of problems, conduct relevant academic research, generate a wide range of creative design possibilities, create functional finished products and test solutions.
Design at ASW challenges students to think and learn in a different way.
The ASW Design Center has dedicated workshop space for woodworking, textiles, graphic design robotics, high manufacturing, and computer programming. Students use industry standard tools and applications that enable them to create complex and fully functional finished products.
Elementary students connect design to their core class units and make their learning come alive. Middle School students work independently or in design teams to solve design challenges that enable them to develop design based skills in technical drawing, 3D modelling, circuitry, app design, workshop tools, processes, microcontrollers and programming. High School students get full access to all of the resources of the Design Center and are able to follow their passions. They are tasked to find problems within their community, inspire others and design products that can solve global challenges.
Every student will find their own way through the design program. Their experiences will be shaped by the projects they choose and the tools and technology needed for their customized solutions. Our team of expert designers are ready to assist and advise students on their journey.