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Computer Science Pathway

The Computer Science Academy

The Software and Systems Development pathway, a part of the Computer Science Academy, is an interdisciplinary approach to learning in which a cohort of students take a sequence of Career Technical Education courses throughout high school. Students' schedules will integrate academic classes with the Information and Communication Technologies industry sector classes while providing experiential learning opportunities beyond the classroom. 

Students in this pathway prepare for careers related to computer science that involve the design, development, implementation, maintenance, and management of systems that rely on software programs to satisfy the operational needs of modern business organizations. Persons with expertise in systems development and programming are critical to support operations like electronic commerce, medical records management, retail sales and inventory management, digital entertainment, and use of energy. Sample occupations associated with this pathway:

• Computer Programmer

• Software Developer/Applications

• Information Security Analyst

• Web Developer

• E-Business/E-Commerce Specialist

Being scheduled into the CSA Pathways means that:

During freshman year you will-

  1. Take an English 1A and Biology class that is taught by a designated CSA teacher
  2. Be enrolled in Exploring Computer Science (ECS)

During sophomore year you will-

  1. Take an English 2A and (Regular) World History class that is taught by a designated CSA teacher
  2. May choose to be enrolled in Database Design and SQL Programming (if you are willing to be on a 7-period schedule)

During junior year you will-

  1. Take an English 3 and (Regular) United States History class that is taught by a designated CSA teacher
  2. Be enrolled in AP Computer Science Principles (which you can only take if you have previously completed the Exploring Computer Science course)

During senior year you will-

  1. Take AP Government and AP Economics
  2. Be enrolled in AP Computer Science A (which you can only take if you have previously completed the Exploring Computer Science and Computer Science Principles course)
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