“By 2018, there will be nearly three times as many job openings requiring computer science knowledge than qualified applicants. This goes well beyond just becoming a professional programmer — learning computer science can teach problem solving skills, new ways of breaking down complex scenarios, and a means to build something tangible in our software-driven age.” Source: USATODAY
In a time when fewer schools are teaching computer science or have moved away from computer teachers and labs, Summit School of Ahwatukee is a good example of why they are still very relevant. Not only is the Tech Lab a place where students come to integrate projects with their regular classroom curriculum, they also are learning important skills for becoming successful 21st century citizens.
And the learning doesn’t stop in the computer lab. An after school program called Tynker Club is offered to students to continue learning programming skills.