Computer Science Curriculum
The Computer Science curriculum is designed to develop and build upon computer literacy, educational and information technologies, and digital citizenship. These skills empower students to explore, practice and integrate innovative design and computational thinking through collaboration, creativity, critical thinking and communication.
The objectives of the computer science curriculum are to:
- Incorporate STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and math) in learning experiences.
- Model safe, legal and ethical online behaviors.
- Recognize the significance of creating a responsible digital footprint.
- Create by design and iteration based on projects and real-world problem solving.
- Engage in hands-on maker activities.
- Use digital tools and resources to explore and conduct inquiry-based collaboration and research.
- Build and apply logic through visual block-based programming/coding languages.
- Publish and present content using appropriate platforms and tools.
- Cultivate interest in technologies and computer science through exposure and practice.
- Empower students with peer-teaching opportunities to build confidence and leadership abilities.
The computer science curriculum is based on CCS standards and the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards for students.
- Wireless access throughout the campus
- SMART Boards for PK4 -5th grade
- Apple TVs
- Presentation systems
- Document Cameras
- Color printers
- Audio Systems/DVD-VCR players
- Mobile Devices for students:
- iPads =115
- Laptops = 130
- Robotics materials
- Faculty/Staff computer workstations/laptops