The Technology, Integration, Learning, Environment (TILE) Lab features three new high-tech classrooms: Coding/Robotics Center, Creative/Design Center, and the Maker Space. These centers utilize different types of creativity and technology.
Maranatha High School made the news with a story about how the community is helping protect medical personnel by supplying masks printed with the school's 3D printers to nurses at Kaiser Hospital in Downey. The story gained momentum as it was picked up by more local newspapers and even reported on the KTLA5 news, even trending and reaching readers outside the U.S.
Maranatha High School embarked on a project to help in the fight against COVID-19. The school’s TILE (Technology Integration Learning Environment) Lab, under the direction of faculty member Miguel Almena, is utilizing its 3D printers to create reusable protective face masks for medical professionals who are facing critical shortages of necessary protective gear. Mr. Almena learned of one such need first-hand from a friend of his wife who is a nurse at Kaiser Hospital in Downey. She shared that they were facing a shortage of protective face masks and requested Maranatha’s help with 3D printing about 80 or more high filtration masks.
Mr. David Marinez's '04 British Literature class finished reading Mary Shelley's Frankenstein in the spring of 2019.In order to step into the role of Victor Frankenstein to gain greater insight into the wonders of technological progress as well as the dangers of a world without ethics, he asked his students to design their own "creation" using TinkerCAD, a browser-based, computer-assisted drawing program.