Pacelli Catholic Schools offers a full K-12 Computer Science curriculum. K-5 students are introduced to the language of computer programming through a Computer Science Fundamentals course from Code.org. Students also program interactive robots using their iPad and participate in "unplugged" activities.
Middle School students start out learning basic coding with Scratch in the Google CS First course, before moving on to Computer Science Discoveries from Code.org. Courses are designed for students to engage with computer science as a medium for creativity, communication, problem solving, and fun.
High school students have the following courses available to them: Introduction to Computer Science, PLTW Computer Science Principles, and AP Computer Science A.
Our engaging, hands-on program helps develop problem-solving and critical thinking skills, which are essential for the students' future success.
In the News
> Read: Stevens Point City Times: “Programming Their Futures” – October 12, 2016
> Read: eSchool News: “Partnerships strengthen computer science movement” – March 22, 2016
> Read: Getting Smart: “Promoting technology careers through local business partnerships” – August 19, 2016
Left: Pacelli Elementary students use the iPad to code a Dash robot
Right: Pacelli Elementary students coding Bee Bots for a numbers exercise