Autumn, a rising sophomore at the eSTEM Academy took the summer class because she joined the Robotics Team as a freshman and wanted to learn code. "I was teaching myself, so this opportunity to learn from programmers in IT really interested me," she said.
Mr. Crider has a coding background and has been in the IT industry for more than 20 years. "Exposure to code will help these kids understand most facets of professional life," he explained. "Code is important in every industry- from teachers to fashion design to selling insurance. This will give our students a competitive edge."
In fact, some colleges are requiring students to take programming classes so they can develop a computational mind.
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