Monticello High School Open Space in December 2015
The Monticello High School in Charlottesville, VA, is part of the Albemarle County Public School District. This former shop-class was turned into one of the school’s makerspaces, making use of the shop tools as well as digital tools like 3D printers and laser cutters. During out visit, we observed students play in the hallways, explore computer science through physical computing, build large wooden structures, and chat at the counter-top. Youth seemed to have ownership over the space, showing us around and frequently stepping in and out of the space.