For Parents

Exciting New Opportunity for 8th Graders in 2017/18

Sleeping Giant Middle School is offering computer science classes this fall that will unlock an entirely new future for students. In our modern world, it’s no longer enough to learn how to use technology; it’s foundational to learn what goes into building technology. No matter what career a student wants to pursue, a background in computer science will be relevant. In our new classes, students will begin to create programs, games, and apps that can help their communities today! Whether they build a game for a younger sibling, create an app that keeps track of a family schedule, or make a webpage to organize a community event, your child will learn the basics of the technology that’s changing the world. And we hope they'll be inspired to be major players in that change.

Sleeping Giant is offering these classes through regional partnerships with Code.org, a nonprofit dedicated to giving every K-12 student in the US the opportunity to learn computer science. This fall, we will offer Computer Science Discoveries for students—no computer science experience necessary. This is an opportunity that will open up collaboration, creativity, and passion as students learn and build together.

What’s this all about? Watch the inspiring video below.

This new class will be offered during the 3rd period elective block. TV/Media will be moved the 7th period block and integrated with Computer Apps 2. We think this will be a great opportunity for all students!

Check out the fact sheet below and join the voice for Computer Science Education!

CS Fact Sheet.pdf