Defense Design Studio


See what a culminating Performance Assessment moment looks like.

Envision Schools believe that students are ready to succeed in college and in career when they have developed the ability to think like a historian or mathematician, the ability to know and use the leadership skills necessary in college and life, and the ability to reflect about one’s personal journey as a learner. In short, Envision students are able in knowing, doing, and reflecting.

The College Success Portfolio Defense is our capstone activity that pulls knowing, doing, and reflecting into one place, into one moment. It is the final inquiry, the final essential question, the final exhibition – a culmination of four years of work. Akin to a dissertation defense or professional presentation, students stand before a panel of their peers, adult educators, and mentors to demonstrate the depth of their knowing, doing, and reflecting as evidenced by their academic work and self-reflection.

Come and spend some time with Envision students and staff at a Defense Design Studio.

General Information:
Each Defense Design Studio session is $195 per person.

A lunch will be provided at each session. Please indicate any food allergies or dietary restrictions by emailing

ELP Defense Design Studio 2014 Flyer


30% existing clients – email for client code.

Click the Register button to sign up; see location and date choices below:


Eventbrite - Defense Design Studio

TIME for all Defense Design Studios: 8:30AM (light breakfast), 9AM-4PM

UPDATE (May 1, 2014): All Defense Design Studios are full.  Please contact Rachel Maida at to be added to the wait list!

City Arts & Tech | 325 La Grande Avenue, San Francisco on Wednesday, May 14, 2014    FULL

Impact Academy | 2560 Darwin Street, Hayward on Friday, May 16, 2014    FULL

Envision Academy | 1515 Webster Street, Oakland on  Wednesday, May 21, 2014    FULL