HENDERSON – Legacy Traditional School – Cadence will soon offer a new elective course for its Henderson junior high students who are interested in STEM-focused classes.
Beginning in January 2019, Legacy schools in Henderson, Avondale, Laveen, Surprise, and Glendale will offer Coding 101 – a computer-programming course for students in grades 7 and 8.
Students enrolled in Coding 101 will develop the knowledge and coding skills necessary to construct computer programs in one or more languages, including: Java Script, Python and web design. Using the educational platform Tynker, students will engage in project-based lessons where they will learn to build games, animations and more. Upon completion, students will present a business pitch on their final design.
“In today’s technology-driven world, it is more important than ever that we prepare students with coding and computer programming skills like those offered in this program,” said Candyce Farthing, superintendent of Legacy Traditional Schools in Nevada. “Over the last several years, coding and robotics have quickly become among the most in-demand skills across virtually every industry. Providing Legacy students a jumpstart now – while igniting an early interest in STEM fields – will be invaluable when they enter the workforce and compete for the jobs of the future.”
For more information, visit www.legacytraditional.org.
About Legacy Traditional Schools (LTS)
Legacy Traditional Schools believes there is no limit to what a student can achieve with a great education. Our non-profit network of tuition-free, A-rated public schools was founded on this principle, and it underlies our mission to build lifelong learners and good citizens. Every Legacy Traditional School features a rigorous, well-rounded curriculum that emphasizes all areas of academic study, including the arts, physical education and extensive athletics and extracurricular activities. In 2018-2019, we will educate over 18,500 students across 16 campuses in Arizona (Greater Phoenix, northwest Tucson, Maricopa, and Casa Grande) and Nevada (North Las Vegas and Henderson). Learn more at www.legacytraditional.org.
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