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In todays world, technology is much more than desktop computers. With smartphones, laptops, tablets, and the Internet of Things (IoT), it is easy to see that this field is quickly growing and changing! Students will train to become IT professionals, maintain computers and networks, and learn skills to keep professionals and corporations connected in a global economy. William Penn offers two State Model Program of Studies (POS): The Computer Science POS allows students to learn the foundations of computer science with a focus on programming, abstraction, algorithms, large data sets, the Internet, cybersecurity concerns, and computing impacts. The IT Support Specialist POS gives students a work based educational experience in addition to the traditional classroom setting. Students will have the opportunity to gain COMPTIA A+, Microsoft OS, and Microsoft Networking certifications. They will also work with the Colonial School District Technology department for internship opportunities to prepare them for a career in information technology.

Recommended Program of Study

Grade 9

  1. English I
  2. Integrated Math I
  3. Science I
  4. Geography/Civics
  5. Physical Education/Health
  6. Introduction to I.T.
  7. World Language
  8. Elective

Grade 10

  1. English II
  2. Integrated Math II
  3. Biology
  4. Economics
  5. Physical Ed/Drivers Ed
  6. Exploring Computer Science
  7. Marketing Essentials
  8. World Language

Grade 11

  1. English III
  2. Integrated Math III
  3. Chemistry or Physics
  4. US History
  5. AP Computer Science Principles
  6. Digital Media Essentials
  7. Elective
  8. Elective

Grade 12

  1. English IV
  2. Statistics or AP Math course
  3. Work Based Learning
  4. Web Design and Development Elective
  5. Elective
  6. A.P. Computer Science A
  7. Elective
  8. Elective

Additional courses or electives that relate to this major:

• Business courses
• Engineering courses 

Online Courses:
• Digital Information Technology
• Foundations of Programming
• Social Media
• Statistical Analysis in Sports

After School:
• VEX Robotics