Creators of America’s First Computer Science Immersion Schools to Bring Renowned Program to Local Students
Creators of America’s First Computer Science Immersion Schools to Bring Renowned Program to Local Students
Office of the Superintendent
Thursday, September 19, 2019


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Creators of America’s First Computer Science Immersion Schools to Bring Renowned Program to Local Students

New Wilmington, PA -- Wilmington Area School District is pleased to announce its partnership with Code To The Future, the nation’s leader in Computer Science Immersion schools. District officials will launch the program at Wilmington Area Elementary. Students at this campus will have the exciting opportunity to learn the fundamentals of computer coding as an integrated part of their daily curriculum. Through this 21st century digital literacy, students will develop critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration skills.

Superintendent Dr. Jeffrey Matty said, “This is a great opportunity for our students as they face the challenges of the future” Through the partnership with Code To The Future, teachers will be able to engage students in new and creative ways with block-based coding, text-based coding, and robotics. Students will learn to apply logic, problem solving, team building, and presentation skills as they collaborate and share their thinking process with peers.

“The partnership is designed to open up new academic and career pathways for students,” said Andrew Svehaug, CEO of Code To The Future. “Computer science education can equip students with important technical skills to benefit local industries, such as agriculture, and provide access to the high-demand jobs of the future.” 

Computer Science Immersion at Wilmington Area Elementary will launch in September, 2019. The school will continue to offer the same, outstanding instruction in Reading, Writing, Math, Science, Social Studies, Music, Art, Library and PE, all of which are foundational content to this campus. Coding is now an exciting, integrated enhancement to the excellent education students already receive.

Parents interested in learning more about the new Computer Science Immersion program can contact the Allison Ciavarino, Computer Science Primary Contact at (724) 656-8866 ext. 6545.