Every student needs a technology credit!

Mon, 01/13/2020 - 6:09am

Every student needs a technology education credit to graduate. There are four courses you can choose from:

PLTW Introduction to Engineering Design G/T (CT - 805 - 1 Under CTE-E&T) for 9th - 12th graders. For students who have passed Algebra I. Hands - on, collaborative, real-life application of math, science, technology and engineering. For kids who have a good work ethic and like to move around, build things, problem solve, and have FUN! Even though it has a G/T designation it is for ALL students. Can earn 3 college credits if they do well on the end of year assessment. Taught by Ms. Cotton; colleen_cotton@hcpss.org

Computer Science Principles - AP (CT - 405 -1 Under CTE-BCMS) for 9th - 12th graders. For students who have passed Algebra I. Only AP without a prerequisite. For kids who really want to work with computers and learn about current trends in programming. Learn real-world, applicable, career-related skills they can use right away. Perfect technology credit for students who want to start the Computer Programming Academy that we have here at the school. Taught by Mr. Petran; michael_petran@hcpss.org.

Exploring Computer Science - Honors (CT - 400-1 Under CTE-BCMS) for 9th - 12th graders. For students in Algebra I or that have passed it. Students delve into real-world, relevant computing problems while gaining a foundation of computer science knowledge. Perfect for kids who want to get a taste of what it is like to work with computers. Taught by Ms. Newsome; theresa_newsome@hcpss.org

Foundations of Technology (CT - 800-1 Under CT-E&T) for 10th - 12th graders. For students who have not taken Algebra I, have not passed Algebra I, or struggle with math. We do not offer this to incoming Freshmen because if they take Algebra I they are eligible to take one of the higher level tech courses. Please note that students with G/T designation will not be able to take this class and will be asked to pick one of the other 3 courses. Taught by Mr. Kagan; omri_kagan@hcpss.org and Ms. Cotton.

If you have any questions please contact the Career Technology Education Instructional Team Leader Colleen Cotton at colleen_cotton@hcpss.org