Diboll High School is a cutting edge leader in the digital graphic arts. In 1997 only two years after the development of the World Wide Web as a graphical internet, DHS began to offer classes in Web Design, Desktop Publishing, Digital Graphics and Animation and Video Technology. What started out as a challenge in the art world has become a way of life and a direction for young people wishing to make a career as artists?
In a world where textbooks are none existent or quickly outdated, the Internet has become a teaching and reference tool, bringing new meaning to the term current knowledge. As a high school teacher I learn as much if not more than my students about the ever changing constantly updating software that drives graphic art in this visually rich commercial world we live in. The goal of my classes is not to provide my students with the answers to their questions but rather to teach them to find those answers on their own. This is the century of information and those who can find and use it are those who will succeed and in some case survive.
This is a fascinating time to be alive and working in the fine arts field. Most of our information is now transmitted visually and those who craft those visual images are those who shape the understanding of the information being conveyed.