Principal Seth Beute and Staff Hold a Girls’ Night Out at the Coding Academy

Posted by Community Relations on 4/12/2016

One of the goals of the new Phoenix Coding Academy is to help attract women and minorities to the expanding career opportunities in coding and technology. Principal Seth Beute and his staff held a Girls’ Night Out at the Coding Academy, April 12 to introduce incoming 9th grade girls to the new school. Over fifty 7th and 8th grade girls attended with some completing applications, and interviewed by staff.   Girls participated in an Hour of Code exercise, built gum drop bridges with toothpicks, made paper towers, and electrical bracelets. Some of the activities were led by student volunteer girls from the North Robotics Team. 

Women from GoDaddy, Edgenuity, Co+Hoots, StartUpAZ, and ASU attended to talk to girls about opportunities in college and the local tech industry. Superintendent Chad Gestson, and board members Stephanie Parra and Ian Danley also stopped in.

The school will hold a Science Foundation Arizona Open House, April 27. The school and the foundation partnered to establish coding clubs at several of the District’s partner district schools.

For more information on the Phoenix Coding Academy, which opens in August, call 602-764-5700, or go to Applications for the Phoenix Coding Academy can be found there.