South Mountain Received a $20,000 Grant to Implement Innovative Computer Science Curriculum by Project Lead The Way

Posted by Communications on 3/7/2018

South Mountain has received a $20,000 grant to implement innovative computer science curriculum by Project Lead The Way   The grant comes via a partnership between the Verizon Foundation and Project Lead The Way (PLTW), a nonprofit organization that provides transformative learning experiences for K-12 students and teachers through K-12 pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science.  

South Mountain is one of 72 schools across the country receiving part of a $3 million grant provided by the Verizon Foundation for implementation of PLTW computer science curriculum.  

“This opportunity is essential to South Mountain’s transition to The Academies @ South Mountain and is available to students within the Science and Technology Academy,” said Matt Lersch, Assistant Principal of Instruction.

 South Mountain will offer Computer Science Essentials in year 1 and AP Computer Science Principles in year 1. The courses provide an opportunity for students to experience computer science in a relevant and engaging way, empowering them to solve real-world problems.