Welcome to De Anza Academy of Technology and the Arts- (DATA), the home of the Navigators. I am Principal Carlos V Cohen, and I am honored to serve our students, staff, families, and community in my role of preparing our students for a full and successful transition to high school, community and beyond.


De Anza Academy of Technology and the Arts (DATA) is the District's first block scheduled, 1-1 computer, high achieving and innovative magnet middle school where students, community,and staff are committed to collaborate in authentic learning experiences. Together, we support an inclusive environment focused on relationships in order to develop skills for a global society. De Anza Academy of Technology & the Arts (DATA) is a place of opportunity for all students to reach their highest potential as students and responsible members of our diverse community. Students, parents, faculty, and staff are vital participants in the learning process. DATA has a safe, nurturing, and respectful environment where teachers have the right to teach, students have the right to learn and parents have the responsibility to participate. Students, parents, and staff will work together to ensure all students are successful. 


You know you are at DATA when you see students helping each other succeed by collaborating on designing Makerspace and Art products to market and sell, and leaning in and working shoulder to shoulder on a project based lesson recreating Roman architecture or tilling and tending to the soil and flowers and produce of a student garden. Our teaching staff takes great pride in providing a safe and secure learning environment while offering a wide array of exciting and challenging academic programs. 


Our administrative staff is committed to establishing a school environment that allows our students to flourish and grow intellectually, emotionally, and socially and to teach our Navigators how to lead the way for themselves and others. As a result, our school has been serving students in our community since the 1950s and has been recognized as a CA Distinguished School, Common Sense School, VC Stem Golden Gear School, Magnet School and more.


Great things are happening here as we boldly go forward into the 21st century! Again, welcome to DATA. You are always welcome to stop by the school or if you cannot find what you are looking for on our website, please feel free to give us a call; we are happy to help in creating the best learning and social experience for your student and family.


In Service,

Carlos V. Cohen

DATA Principal