home of the aesthetic revolutionaries... "Non scholae, sed vitae discimus."
Aileen Luib, Alumni class of 2010
(Student at MSJC and Freelance Photographer)
"ACT provided me with access to a variety of multimedia equipment and education on subjects that are crucial in my field of interest (and dream job field). The difference between this academy and other professional-level college multimedia classes is that you don't get the same kind of one-on-one, genuine, creative, outside-the-box kind of education that you would in ACT. ACT makes multimedia communications a fun and creative subject, and I found that while being in this academy all throughout high school it gave me something to look forward to Monday through Friday; it also made me go the extra mile to create a piece of art that really meant something to me, that became a part of me. To me, this class really just wasn't a class... it was the biggest part of my high school career that helped me grow above and beyond in my artistry and photography. The most valuable thing that this academy teaches you is that multimedia and graphic design isn't just something to do for money, but is also the ultimate tool for self-expression."
Adam Richards, Alumni class of 2000
(Conceptual Artist for Double Helix Games)
"ACT really gave me the opportunity to explore where I wanted to go, and exposed me to a lot of the tools I was going to need to get there."
Chablis Carmona, Alumni class of 2000
(Senior Designer for Joico International)
"I consider ACT to be a sort of catalyst for my career as a Designer. Ever since attending Art Center, as well as during my professional life, colleges and co-workers are continually impressed with such a relevant and interesting Academy within a High School. The instructors, such as Ben, were very inspiring and opened our young creative minds to the possibility or path of a creative career.
Marco Gonzales, Senior c/o 2010
"Talent... I didn't gain none... but I lost my fear of being creative."
Kira Nutt, Alumni class of
"so, here i am sitting in my new graphic design class, and for some reason im super excited because i thought this could be like a.c.t but to my disappointment, my teacher is a bore as are my classmates. what was i thinking? there is only one Ben and one A.C.T.
Steve Perry, Parent
Okay, it's official: My daughter loves school! I just picked her up and she was all giddy about about her video project and how it made her feel really important. She said that she didn't want to leave! You guys don't get the thanks that you deserve. Thanks for providing an environment where kids can really feel a part of something important.