El Dorado High School

Skip to main content
Main Menu Toggle

EDHS: Finalist for Innovation in Education Award

Placentia-Yorba Linda School is High Tech Innovation Award Finalist

Placentia-Yorba Linda Unified School District is pleased to announce that El Dorado High School 

is one of three Orange County finalists for the annual “OC Tech Alliance Innovation in Education 


Established in 2009 by Project Tomorrow, the award recognizes educational leaders and 

students for their innovative uses of science, math and technology in the classroom. Three 

categories are recognized: “Emerging Student Innovator,” “High Impact Teacher” and 

“Innovative School-wide Program.”

El Dorado High School is a finalist in the innovative school-wide program for its Digital Media 

Arts Academy which offers four-year digital storytelling programs in the fields of film and television, 

photography and animation with an emphasis on career and college readiness. The school is 

expanding to offer a broadcasting pathway this coming year. Students in the highly sought-

after academy produce digital portfolios, a weekly broadcast show, and numerous animation/

film projects using the best equipment in the business. The new broadcasting strand will train 

students with broadcasting industry experience such as on-camera training, news directing, 

sound editing, boom operations and much more. Their recently-built recording and editing 

studio is complete with computers loaded with a suite of the latest industry software. Students 

can also earn Apple certification in Adobe Flash, Final Cut Pro and other software used by 

professionals in the video and film industry. Students have won a myriad of awards and one 

student work was even selected to the Cannes Film Festival. Alumni are now employed with 

companies such as Universal and MTV. 

The final award winners will be announced on October 9 at the 21st

Innovation Awards dinner ceremony in conjunction with the OC Tech Alliance’s corporate 

awards. Winners will receive funding to expand a science, math or technology program in the 

classroom. For more information about El Dorado’s Digital Media Arts Academy, visit http:/

/edhsdigitalarts.com. For information about Project Tomorrow or the awards, visit http://