Legacy Traditional Schools will soon offer a new elective course for its Casa Grande junior high students who are interested in STEM-focused classes.
Beginning in January 2019, they 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 by this program,” said Jenny Little, principal of Legacy Traditional School’s Casa Grande campus.
“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,” continued Little.