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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. Integrated Science I
  4. Geography/Civics
  5. Physical Education/Health
  6. Introduction to I.T. (both POS)
  7. World Language
  8. Elective

Grade 10

  1. English II
  2. Integrated Math II
  3. Biology
  4. Economics
  5. Physical Ed/Drivers Ed/ 10th Seminar
  6. IT Essentials or Exploring Computer Science
  7. Business Essentials
  8. World Language

Grade 11

  1. English III
  2. Integrated Math III
  3. Chemistry or Physics
  4. US History
  5. Windows OS & Networking Fundamentals or AP Computer Science Principles
  6. Digital Media Design I
  7. Elective
  8. Elective

Grade 12

  1. English IV
  2. Statistics or AP Mathematics course
  3. Penn IT Internship (WBL Comp Science)
  4. Digital Media Design II
  5. Elective
  6. A.P. Computer Science A
  7. Elective
  8. Elective

Additional courses or electives that relate to this major:

After School: VEX Robotics
Business Corporate Management II and III

Engineering courses