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Pathway Description

Computer Science students experience four years of integrated academics focused on the Information and Communication Technologies industry. In addition to completing rigorous A-G courses, students take a four year course sequence of classes specifically focused on the skills and situations connected with Computer Science, including programming and coding. These courses include: Computer Science Essentials, Cybersecurity, AP Computer Science Principles, and AP Computer Science A. Working with their academic classes and larger community, students are expected to practice their skills outside the classroom with internships, jobs, and volunteer opportunities.

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Entrance Criteria

  • Any interested student is encouraged to apply to the pathway.
  • Students interested in the Distinguished Scholar experience may apply with a minimum GPA of 3.0

Pathway Vision: To master programming and software development skills to become innovative and competitive computer programmers.

Pathway Mission: To foster technologically-innovative, well-rounded problem-solvers and computer programmers through integrated projects, as well as industry collaboration and experiences.

 

Sample Schedule

Grade 9

  • Computer Science Essentials
  • English 1-2 or English 1-2 Accelerated
  • Algebra 1 or Geometry Accelerated
  • Biology: The Living Earth
  • World Language 1-2
  • PE/Marching Band/Sports

Grade 10

  • Cybersecurity
  • Modern World History or AP World History: Modern
  • English 3-4
  • Geometry or Algebra 2 Accelerated
  • Chemistry in the Earth System or Chemistry Honors
  • World Language 3-4
  • PE/Marching Band/Sports

 

Grade 11

  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • U.S. History or AP U.S. History
  • English 5-6 or AP English Language
  • Algebra 2 or Intro to Data Science or AP Pre Calculus
  • Academic or Athletic Elective

 

Grade 12

  • AP Computer Science A
  • Government and Economics or AP Government and AP Economics
  • Expository Reading and Writing or AP English Literature
  • Intro to Data Science or AP Statistics or AP Calculus AB
  • Digital Art and Imaging 5-6
  • Academic or Athletic Elective 2 recommended

 

 

Tech Pathway Slides

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Work-Based Learning

  • Industry Guest Speakers
  • Mock Interviews
  • Career Exploration

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For More Information

Contact Joel Jelinowicz 
(562) 433-0481 x.6850