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Computer Science & Information Technology Department

In today's world, the evolution of technology is rapid. The skills needed to be successful require one to be well-rounded, versatile, and able to think critically. To best prepare students, our instruction revolves around Computer Science, Information Technology, and the Digital Arts following standards from the CSTA, ISTE, and the United Kingdom.

Coding is a key element in our classes. Every graduate of STEM is expected to be proficient in HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript. If a student wishes to continue their skills in coding, he or she can further study Java, Website Development, 2-D and 3-D Game Design using the C++ libraries, and Mobile Application Development. In addition, this year we will be offering a brand new course AP Computer Science Principles.

Information Technology is also a core component of our department. Our teachers expose students at an early age to the hardware and software components that make computing possible. This year we are proudly offering both Comptia A+ and Network+ concurrent enrollment courses for high school students.    

Lastly, the integration of the Digital Arts is an important element in our curriculum. Pablo Picasso once wrote that "Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once [they] grow up." Students are inherently creative, and we make great efforts to design classes where students can explore and hone their creativity in the digital medium (3D Animation, Web Design, and Game Development).

Here at STEM, our goal isn't simply to impart skills; we aim to inspire.