Academy students participated in the international Hour of Code Week that began on December 4th. From Kindergarten to Grade 8, students worked at coding challenges available online at http://hourofcode.com/us/learn. There are many challenges available from beginner to advanced levels of programming. Languages like Java, Python and Block programming help students learn basic coding principles and develop their logic and problem solving skills.
Did you know that in 2015 there were only 1,111 computer science graduates in NJ and only 15% were female? To learn more about promoting Computer Science Education in NJ, please visit code.org for more information. The Academy is committed to providing coding lessons to our students as part of our emphasis on STEM integration of which technology is an essential component and programming helps develop collaborative, critical thinking and problem solving skills.