Interested in learning more? Mr. McAllister will be visiting each Parkway high school during Academic Lab to answer any questions you may have. See schedule below:
West High - 12/16/2022 - 9:30-10:00 a.m.
North High - 12/20/2022 - 9:30-10:00 a.m.
Central High - 1/5/2023 - 9:30-10:00 a.m.
South High - 1/20/2023 - 9:30-10:00 a.m.
For independent juniors and seniors who want to solve problems with digital technologies, Spark! Technology Solutions is a course that provides time, resources, and mentors.
Unlike a typical class, students determine what skills they focus on and deeply learn. Students may pursue passions in video production, app development, graphic design, cybersecurity, web development, game design and more.
During first semester, students apply their learning to team projects from industry partners, and, in second semester, to internships with technical and creative firms. At least one year of successful technical coursework or equivalent experience is highly recommended.
Spark! Technology Solutions is located at 2024 Chesterfield Mall Drive.
Check out what Spark! Tech Solutions associates have been up to
Students in Tech Solutions learn by doing, completing projects submitted by outside companies and organizations. Below is a list of projects that have been submitted by technology solutions students:
Website for medical device company
App for incoming college students
App for St. Louis Cardinals
Mobile app for Mastercard
Software for St. Louis County Courts
GPS program for Parkway School District
Mobile sites for St. Patrick Center
Mobile app for emergency rooms
Associates also visit workplaces in the St. Louis area to get a sense of where technologists spend their days.
While working on real projects, associates pursue individual interests through their personal passion projects. Each associate chooses a topic they want to learn and then reports on progress throughout the semester. Previous passion projects include:
Python and Data Science through the Datacamp platform
Electronic music composition
Advanced computer science studies through Harvard CS50
Adobe After Effects tutorials
Unity Certified User Certification for game design
Cisco Networking Academy courses on Cybersecurity
And more ...
Associates conclude the year working for firms in the technology and multimedia space.
Sketch Development Services
Level One Technologies
Parkway School District
St. Louis County