FLVS Launches Middle School Coding Course
In honor of Computer Science Education Week, FLVS is excited to announce that enrollment is now open for our newest career and technical education (CTE) course, M/J Coding Fundamentals for middle/junior high students.
According to Code.org, 67 percent of all new jobs in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) are in computing. In addition, 90 percent of parents want their child to study computer science.
M/J Coding Fundamentals is a half-credit elective. In the course, students are introduced to the basics of computer science and explore technology we use in our everyday lives. Students also learn how to build a website using HTML. Check out a sample video from the course below!
Through engaging videos and interactives, simplified coding instructions, and software embedded in the course, students will also have the opportunity to create their own text-based game using Python.
“This is our first CTE coding course offered specifically for middle school students,” says Martin Kelly, Senior Director of Curriculum Development for FLVS. “The course serves as a good stepping stone for our high school CTE courses such as Digital Information Technology, Foundations of Programming, and Procedural Programming.”
FLVS also offers students with an avid interest in STEM several clubs where they can develop their leadership skills, learn about career opportunities, and participate in robotic challenges. FLVS clubs include Coding, Technology, STEAM/Science, and Future Business Leaders of America.
Students are able to enroll in M/J Coding Fundamentals with a start date as early as January 2020.
Celebrate Computer Science Education Week with an Hour of Code!
On Thursday, Dec. 12, 2019, join our FLVS club sponsors for online events and activities exploring coding, Minecraft, and more.