For this school year five different Computer Science courses are offered at L612. These courses provide students with opportunities to equip themselves with 21st Century, high-demand business, technology and soft skills.
- In 5th grade (PPAA Students Only) students start with Business Keyboarding, which is an introductory course in keyboarding, word processing, computer skills and soft business skills as well as drag and drop coding. The purpose of this course is to assist students in making informed decisions regarding their future academic and occupational goals and to provide information regarding careers in the Business, Management, and Administration career cluster. The content includes but is not limited to instruction in introductory keyboarding, introductory word processing, introductory electronic presentation, introductory computer hardware, introductory Internet, and soft skills for business applications
- In 6th grade, students in Exploring Information Technology are learning to make informed decisions regarding their future academic and occupational goals. The purpose of this course is to provide information regarding careers in the Information Technology career cluster. This course includes but is not limited to terminology, careers, history, required skills, and technologies associated with pathways comprising the Information Technology career cluster. Reinforcement of academic skills occurs through classroom instruction and applied laboratory procedures. These students are also learning programming languages and PowerPoint 2016 in preparation to become Industry Certified by passing the Microsoft 77-729 Exam.
- In 7th grade, students progress to Fundamentals of Web & Software Development. The purpose of this course is to assist students in making informed decisions regarding their future academic and occupational goals and to provide information regarding careers in the Information Technology career cluster. The content includes but is not limited to foundational knowledge and skills related to web and software development in the information technology industry. These students are preparing for Industry Certification by passing the Microsoft Word 77-725 Exam.
- In 8th grade, students take Digital Information Technology. This course is designed to provide a basic overview of current business and information systems and trends, and to introduce students to fundamental skills required for today's business and academic environments. Emphasis is placed on developing fundamental computer skills. The intention of this course is to prepare students to be successful both personally and professionally in an information based society. Digital Information Technology includes the exploration and use of: databases, the internet, spreadsheets, presentation applications, management of personal information and email, word processing and document manipulation, HTML, web page design, and the integration of these programs using software that meets industry standards.
- Foundation of Programming Honors is a high school course where students learn the skills required to be competitive in today’s high-tech workforce. This course covers the fundamentals of programming using the computer language Python. It provides students with the concepts, techniques, and processes associated with computer programming and software development. Students also explore the vast programming career opportunities available in this high-demand field.