Jackson-Reed IT Academy

The Information Technology academy inspires excellence in coding, computer design, and cybersecurity. The academy uses Project Lead The Way (PLTW) to guide students through the course.



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Students will experience computational thinking practices used by computing professionals to solve problems and create value for others. This course will empower students to develop computational thinking skills while building confidence that prepares them to advance to Computer Science Principles and Computer Science A. Students will be using MIT App Inventor, VEX Robotics, and Python.
Using JavaScript® as a primary tool, students explore and become inspired by career paths that utilize computing, discover tools that foster creativity and collaboration, and use what they’ve learned to tackle challenges like app development and simulation.
Using Java, students cultivate their understanding of coding through analyzing, writing, and testing code as they explore concepts like modularity, variables, and control structures.
Whether seeking a career in the growing field of cybersecurity or learning to defend their own personal data or a company’s data, students in Cybersecurity establish an ethical code of conduct while learning to defend data in today’s complex cyberworld.

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