North Side High School - Computer Science Pathway

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COMPUTER SCIENCE

The North Side Computer Science (CS) Pathway prepares students for careers in several areas with Information Technology (IT) areas.  This pathway allows students to develop the skills needed to transition into a university program, like the PFW CS program, or for an entry level position with a local company.  Careers in IT are rapidly changing, and this pathway helps students to develop the foundational skills to launch post-secondary success with several areas of CS.

 

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REQUIRED CLASSES

9th Grade

  • English 9 or Honors
  • Algebra II or Honors
  • Biology or Honors
  • World History or Honors
  • Physical Education
  • Preparing for College and Careers
  • Intro to Computer Science*
  • SAT Prep*

10th Grade

  • English 10 or Honors
  • Geometry or Honors
  • Chemistry or Honors
  • Physical Education/Health
  • SAT Prep*
  • Computer Science I*
  • Intro to Computer Science*

11th Grade 

  • English 11 or Honors
  • US History Or Dual Credit US History
  • Precalculus/Trigonometry
  • Physics
  • Science Election
  • Computer Science II*

12th Grade

  • English 12 or Honors
  • Calculus
  • AP Chemistry
  • US Government
  • Economics
  • Career Internship*
  • Bus Co-op*

* C or higher must be earned for pathway credit

 

EXPEREINCES FOR GROWTH

  • Students will explore the fundamentals of program development and the vast applicable areas within CS and IT
  • Students will focus on the development of security issues and how to monitor possible threats and cyber-attacks
  • Students can choose to complete the pathway at NS or to complete this pathway with the Career Academy courses.
  • Students can choose to complete ICE, a work-based learning experience for upper classmen
  • Build business-communication skills
  • Learn to network with local business leaders
  • Attend community planning events
  • Students can choose to complete the pathway at NS or to attend an advanced Career Academy course
  • Students can choose to complete ICE, a work-based learning experience for upper classmen
  • Limited internship and externship opportunities for upper classmen

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Computer User Support Specialists 

  • Software Developers

  • Data Warehousing Specialists

  • IT Security Analysts

  • Web Administrators

 

IMPORTANT LINKS

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