Well I have some very motivated and talented students this year and feel that it is time to implement the Sentinel Design Academy. I have thought about this for years, but never quite had the right situation. This is the year. I started out by thinking of it as a Design Lab. This Design Lab will be for students that want to go into the field of design, whether print, web or video. I am thinking more of an Academy now. These students will complete authentic projects for the the school and community. Since our design lab is under the Business Department, the hope is that we will turn this into a business with real-world experiences for students. These students must be taking a digital design class (graphic design, web design or digital film) and maintain an A in their class. They should be studying for or passed the Adobe Certification Associate exam. They should be mentors for other students.