Computers, the internet, and software are three things that have tremendous influence on our world in recent years. We interact with these technologies daily, and yet to many they remain a mystery. Arthur C. Clarke said, “Any sufficiently advanced technology is the equivalent of magic.” This quote describes our relationship with technology. We are able to use technology to accomplish amazing things, but very few understand how these amazing things operate.
The third course in this program defines the pathway students choose. JHS students may complete a pathway in one or more of the following: Computer Science; Web Development; Video Game Design; or Programming, Games, Apps, and Society. The End of Pathway Assessments (EOPAs) in this program provide students with industry-recognized credentials that provide them with a competitive edge for postsecondary options.
Students in this program are encouraged to participate in the JHS First Robotics Team. This is a great opportunity for students to gain hands-on experience building and programming robots. In addition to learning practical knowledge, students are able to enjoy the company of students with similar interests and learn building skills like measuring, cutting, welding, and electronics.