Expanding Computer Science Options

Expanding Computer Science Options

Kanye Spikes and Sam Klein, both 8th graders at JRG Middle School, built a robot that can draw buildings.

In order to better prepare students for life after graduation, education about computer science is undergoing an expansion within the Kimberly Area School District. The role of computer science is rapidly growing in modern society and, accordingly, so are information technology (IT) career opportunities. A recent study showed that by 2020, there will be about 4,000 unfilled IT jobs in northeast Wisconsin.

Our educators are able to help students gain awareness of careers through Academic and Career Planning (ACP). This takes collaboration between educators, parents and local businesses to help children to become productive, successful, and competitive members of our 21st century global society. By providing students of all ages with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) learning opportunities, we will better prepare them for high-demand and good paying careers that exist right here in our community.

The future of computer science in the Kimberly Area School District and in our society is bright. As more developments in the enhanced curriculum come together, they will be communicated with students and parents. If at any time you have questions or would like to know more ways to help your child learn about computer science, please know that you can reach out their teachers or principal.

Learn more about how we are expanding opportunities in computer science to help students gain awareness of careers in this high demand field. Watch a video of a pumpkin-drawing robot created by several students at JRG Middle School.