The Software Engineering Program (SEP) is a comprehensive, standards-aligned computer science and software engineering education program for grades 6 to 12. The goals of the program are: (1) to increase the number of high school graduates, particularly from traditionally under-represented groups, who are ready to enter new and emerging high-tech fields, and (2) to develop students’ computational thinking and problem solving skills in real-world contexts.
The program currently offers core curriculum in the following areas: computer programming, robotics, web design and development, physical computing, and mobile computing. As it scales, the program provides schools with structured full-year course pathways including core computer science curriculum and elective topics designed to develop students’ technical and creative skill. SEP students will participate in work-based experiences with major industry leaders and partners.
In 2015-16, the SEP served 42 teachers and more than 3000 students in grades 6, 7, 9,10, and 11th grades across nine high schools and nine middle schools. For more information about the SEP, contact firstname.lastname@example.org
In 2016-17, the Software Engineering Program expanded to include 22 new middle and high schools. It also launched an program for elementary schools called SEP Jr.. It will launch with 11 schools.
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