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BCPS is Coding, Are you? Join us for the Hour of Code, December 7-13

Tuesday, November 24, 2015
Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is proud to participate in the Hour of Code, which takes place during National Computer Science Education Week, December 7-13, 2015. The goal is to have 100 percent of the District’s schools, as well as 100 percent of the District’s elementary and middle school students, complete at least one hour of computer coding, in honor of the District’s centennial anniversary.

BCPS is the first Florida school district to partner with Code.org to increase computer science courses, curriculum and resources in schools. Since 2013, the number of BCPS students participating in computer science courses and curriculum has increased from 240 students to more than 38,000 elementary, middle and high school students in 2015/16. In addition, computer science is offered at every BCPS high school.

BCPS Superintendent Robert W. Runcie will participate in Hour of Code activities at Morrow Elementary School, located at 408 SW 76TH Terrace, North Lauderdale, on Wednesday, December 9, 2015, at 1 p.m. Media are invited to cover this event, as well as the events listed below.
School Date Time
Park Ridge Elementary School  
5200 NE Ninth Ave., Deerfield Beach 33064
Monday, December 7, 2015 9 a.m. - noon
Virginia Shuman Young Elementary School
101 NE 11th Ave., Ft. Lauderdale 33301
Monday, December 7, 2015 9:45 - 10:25 a.m.
Nova Eisenhower Elementary School
6501 SW 39th Street., Davie 
Tuesday, December 8, 2015 1 - 2 p.m.
Parkway Middle School  
3600 NW Fifth Court, Lauderhill 33311
Thursday, December 10, 2015 8:30 - 10:15 a.m.
Beachside Montessori Village
2230 Lincoln Street, Hollywood 33020
Thursday, December 10, 2015 2:45 - 3:45 p.m.
Sea Castle Elementary School
9600 Miramar Blvd., Miramar 33025
Friday, December 11, 2015 8:15-9:20 a.m.

For more information on the Hour of Code, visit browardschools.com/browardcodes.



Broward County Public Schools (BCPS) is the sixth largest public school system in the United States and the second largest in the state of Florida. BCPS is Florida’s first fully accredited school system since 1962. BCPS has nearly 270,000 students and approximately 175,000 adult students in 238 schools, centers and technical colleges, and 105 charter schools. BCPS serves a diverse student population. Students are from 204 different countries and speak 135 different languages. For more information about BCPS and the Centennial Celebration, visit browardschools.com, follow BCPS on Twitter @browardschools, like BCPS on Facebook at facebook.com/browardschools, and download the free BCPS mobile app.