Enrollment for the 2018-19 school year is now open!

Click HERE to join the CSA!                                                                                                                       Spanish

Note: priority admission closes in late January

ART AND DESIGN PATHWAY 

  • Consists of two courses offered by the CS Academy and at least one additional art class being taught at SBHS
    • Computational Art (Designed by Dr. Zoë Wood from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo for SBHS)
    • Designing Software for the Web (Designed by Dr. Phillip Conrad from University of California, Santa Barbara for SBHS.)
    • Elective Art Course  (Photoshop, Sculpture, Theater, …)
  • Students need to attend at least 4 lunch talks in two years to complete the pathway.
  • We are currently working with the Visual Arts and Design Academy to make this pathway more accessible to VADA students!

JAVA DEVELOPER PATHWAY

  • Consists of two courses offered by the CS Academy.
    • Computational Art (Designed by Dr. Zoë Wood from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo for SBHS)
    • AP CS A (https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/pdf/ap-computer-science-a-course-description.pdf)
  • Students need to attend at least 4 lunch talks in two years to complete the pathway.
  • Heavy emphasis on object oriented design.

WEB DESIGN PATHWAY

  • Consists of two courses offered by the CS Academy.
    • Exploring Computer Science (ECS was designed by UCLA as an ideal course to expose underrepresented populations to CS.  This course is a survey of CS topics from internet to data to robotics to game design and more.)
    • Designing Software for the Web (Designed by Dr. Phillip Conrad from University of California, Santa Barbara for SBHS.)
  • Students need to attend at least 4 lunch talks in two years to complete the pathway.

ELEMENTARY DEVELOPER PATHWAY

  • Consists of two courses offered by the CS Academy.
    • Exploring Computer Science (ECS was designed by UCLA as an ideal course to expose underrepresented populations to CS.  This course is a survey of CS topics from internet to data to robotics to game design and more.)
    • AP CS A (https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/pdf/ap-computer-science-a-course-description.pdf)
  • Students need to attend at least 4 lunch talks in two years to complete the pathway.

TWO-YEAR PROGRAM/OPEN ENROLLMENT

  • All SBHS students will be encouraged to take an introductory class in CS, and any qualified student may enroll in any CS class, subject to availability.
  • Students who elect to join the 2-year Pathway will receive priority enrollment in their CS Pathway.
  • All students are encouraged to participate  in a CSA club such as Robotics, Hacking, Girls Who Code or Game Development, extracurricular coding competitions, and monthly guest speakers.
  • Students can earn an opportunity to attend the Silicon Valley and Silicon Beach overnight trips as Juniors and Seniors by being on schedule to finish the Masters of Code or Intermediate Developer Certification.  Space is limited, so if the demand for these trips grows beyond our capabilities to include all Masters and Intermediate Certificate students, participation will be based on extra curricular involvement in clubs, guest speakers, summer growth opportunities, and CSA outreach events.

CS Master of Code and Intermediate students are also:

  • expected to take 3-4 years of CS classes or at least 2 semesters beyond AP Computer Science.
  • encouraged to participate in robotics programming, coding clubs, or software competition.
  • required to contribute up to 20 hours mentoring other students.
  • encouraged to continue CS courses at SBCC after completing the SBHS curriculum.
  • encouraged to participate in the software oriented Robotics Club competitions.
  • encouraged to participate in software competitions
  • eligible to apply for industry partner-sponsored summer internships
  • eligible to go on field trips to Silicon Valley to visit software companies and visit tech museums

SBCC COURSES FOR ADVANCED STUDENTS
While few students will not find more than enough programming challenges at SBHS.  Every once and awhile there is a student who is so talented that we can not exceed their needs.  Luckily we have SBCC down the street from us.  SBCC courses that would be appropriate for students receiving their Masters of Code Certificate from the Academy would include CS 114 (Python Programming) and CS 145 (Introduction to Data Structures), both of which are 3 units and UC/CSU transferable.

 

 

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