The Software Engineering Program (SEP) is a multi-year, comprehensive, standards-aligned computer science education program for grades 6 to 12. The goals of the program are:
Increase the number of high school graduates, particularly from traditionally underrepresented groups, that are ready to pursue new and emerging technology-driven roles across industries.
Develop student computational thinking and problem-solving skills in real-world contexts.
The SEP curriculum gives students instruction and experience in the following areas: computer programming, robotics, web design, physical computing, game design and 3D printing. SEP students participate in local and central hackathons, and in work-based experiences with major industry leaders and partners.
Introductory courses offer students opportunities to learn CS through activities designed to support multiple entry points for engagement such as music, art, stories, games, and sports. Introductory courses borrow from research-based curriculum that provides students with opportunities to explore CS concepts and practices as they begin to build their CS identity or develop computational perspectives.
AP COMPUTER SCIENCE
AP Computer Science embraces problem solving, hardware, algorithms and perspectives that help people utilize computers to address real world problems.