Design Lab Enrollment Open for 21-22 School Year

Applications are currently open for the next school year.  Preference is given to students who enroll before March 15th.

Please complete our online enrollment form here.
In order to enroll, students must meet all of the following requirements:

  • Design Lab is a 10th-grade only class; you must be in 10th grade to attend.
  • Earned mathematics credit equivalent to at least Algebra 1
  • Complete the online enrollment form and submit a signed copy to your high school counselor.

Successful Design Lab students are willing to work hard and enjoy learning new things.

Enrollment Recommendations

There are six (6) essay questions on the enrollment form.  It is highly recommended that you complete these in a word-processing document BEFORE beginning the form so you can complete it in one sitting.  The enrollment form cannot save your progress. 

You will also need to have e-mail and phone numbers for your parent/guardian and the name of your high school counselor. 

Essay Questions

•    Why are you interested in taking this course?
•    Describe something you have created, designed, or built.
•    Describe a time when you solved a difficult problem.
•    Describe your experiences using technology to learn.
•    After watching the video, how will you contribute to Design Lab?
•    Please share anything else about yourself or your interests. 

Enrollment Process

Once you complete the online enrollment form, a copy of your responses will automatically be sent to the e-mail addresses you provided.  Please print and sign the enrollment form and have a parent/guardian sign it.  
Then, bring it to your high school counselor.*  Your counselor will review your form and submit it to Kent Career Tech Center (KCTC).  Once KCTC gets your form, you will receive a confirmation e-mail stating your enrollment form was received and is complete.  

We will continue to accept enrollment forms until the class fills or the start of the school year. 

* If you are a home school student or do not attend a high school, you will need to make an appointment with the KCTC registrar to complete a Home School Enrollment form (in addition to the Design Lab enrollment form).  Please call the school at 616 364-8421 to schedule an appointment.  

If you have any questions, please contact the instructor, Joe Phillips