BEST KNOWN FOR its wine-making region, this California city has also made a name for itself in education. Napa New Technology High School opened its doors in 1996 and has since graduated 756 students to an impressive list of top colleges and internships. Originally designed with help from the students themselves, the school follows a project-based learning model and its classrooms are steeply infused with technology while at the same time instilling core academics and a passion for deeper learning. More impressive is the resulting growth of a network of 41 schools across 9 states in urban, rural and suburban environments. But what’s really impressive are the student portfolios, which you can find here.