Columbia Independent School has been selected to participate in the Amazon Future Engineer Program, a program that will be offered in the 2019-2020 academic year in partnership with Amazon and Edhesive. A cornerstone of this program is a new course, Intro to Computer Science, that helps students develop a foundational understanding in core computer science and programming concepts. Our goal is to add AP Computer Science courses in the coming years as the interest grows.
We are thrilled to offer this new program, which will prepare students for a technological world. Whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their ability to succeed will increasingly hinge upon understanding how technology works, in addition to their ability to problem solve, reason, and think creatively. Only a fraction of students are learning computer science, and fewer study it today than a decade ago. This full-year course is designed to inspire students in computer science and develop their understanding of how technology and computer science can impact and shape our world.
This is an exciting opportunity for our upper school students that can open up collaboration, creativity, and passion – and help unlock a new future for students as they learn and build together.