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Why offer Computer Science Electives?


There are several reasons to offer computer science courses in middle school:


  • Be able to transfer computer science elective to Fremont HS.
  • Career preparation: Computer science is a growing field with many job opportunities, and providing students with a foundation in programming and other related topics can prepare them for future careers.
  • Computational thinking: Studying computer science helps students develop computational thinking skills, which involve breaking down complex problems into smaller, more manageable parts and creating algorithms to solve them.
  • Digital literacy: In today's digital age, it's important for students to have a basic understanding of how computers and other digital devices work. Offering computer science courses in secondary school can help students become more digitally literate.
  • Innovation: Computer science is a field that is constantly evolving, and exposing students to the latest technologies and trends can inspire innovation and creativity.
  • Problem-solving: Computer science involves a lot of problem-solving, which can help students build critical thinking skills and develop resilience in the face of challenging tasks.