Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is excited to partner with Code.org, a national non-profit organization, to increase students' opportunities to learn computer science in school.
Through the Code.org partnership, BCPS middle and high school students will receive increased access to high-quality computer science courses, curriculum and resources. Teachers will also have new opportunities for professional development.
Why is computer science important for students?
Today’s students are surrounded by technology in their everyday lives, yet few are learning how computers actually work. Computer science transforms students from simply users of technology to creators of technology.
Computer science is also a top paying college degree and computer programming jobs are growing at two-times the national average. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics and
National Science Foundation, by 2020, there will be
one million more jobs than students entering the field.
In addition, basic computer science skills can be applied and
utilized in a variety of different careers.