Computer Science

New this year at Franklin – Computer Science for 6th and 7th graders. Following CodeHS curriculum, each class meets 1 day a week during 7th period for hands-on, self-paced projects in various programming languages: HTML, CSS, JavaScript and Python. 

“Computer Science is a liberal art: it’s something that everybody should be exposed to and everyone should have a mastery of to some extent.”

~Steve Jobs

 

CS Stats (Source)

  • 93% of parents want their child’s school to teach computer science
  • 50% of Americans rank computer science as one of the two most important subjects of study after reading and writing
  • 75% of Americans believe computer science is cool in a way it wasn’t 10 years ago
  • Students who learn computer science are 6 times more likely to major in it, and women are 10 times more likely
  • 67% of parents and 56% of teachers believe students should be required to learn computer science