We live in a world surrounded by technology. Whatever field our students choose to go into as adults, their success will increasingly depend on understanding how technology works.
But only a fraction of us are learning how technology works. Fewer than half of American schools teach computer science, and we are proud to be part of that minority. Our students are learning how to program in their Technology class.
HPS is also participating in one of the largest learning events in history: The Hour of Code, during Computer Science Education Week (December 4-10). More than 100 million students worldwide have already tried an Hour of Code.
Our participation in this project is making a statement that HPS is ready to teach these foundational 21st-century skills. This is the fifth year we are participating in this worldwide effort to introduce computer science and programming concepts to students everywhere.
For more information on the Hour of Code, check out the HOC website at http://hourofcode.com/us.