At Compton Unified School District, we pride ourselves on high student expectations and achievement by providing rigors instruction, a cultivating supportive environment where students can thrive. It is important that our students have an environment with well-designed classrooms that have quality classroom orientation, natural light, great acoustics and colors. Also, a space where learning can take place in a variety of settings and a classroom setting where learning occurs through the exchange of information and knowledge.
Compton is well known for producing music artist and athletic prodigies and now this community has an opportunity to set the standard for educational excellence with a new start of the art high school. DLR Group’s design will transform the District’s oldest high school campus into a 21st Century learning environment that elevates education for all Compton students and staff. The design solution centers around keystone shaped learning, suites that support project based learning student exploration and general instruction. Designed specifically for Compton High School, the keystone learning suites will help advance interdepartmental collaboration and build stronger relationships between students, teachers, and administrators. These educational spaces are designed as separate suites that can be linked together with moveable walls that open and close. This function allows teachers and students to customize their spaces to easily support a variety of learning activities. The narrow area at the base of each keystone can be used for discussion, small group work, or presentation style instruction. The widened area is where projects of all types are dreamed designed, developed and built.