Computer Science Initiative

Box Elder School District Computer Science Initiative includes the following components:

  • Computer Science Master Plan

  • K12 Computer Science Framework

  • Secondary Computer Science Strands and Standards

  • Elementary Computer Science Strands and Standards

Why a CS Focus?

With computer science powering many of Utah's fastest-growing companies, the number of jobs requiring computer science skills is rising at a rate that will far outstrip Utah's ability to fill them. This severe deficit of skilled computer science workers is exacerbated by a lack of diversity in the tech workplace.

What is our Vision?

To establish a rigorous multi-year software development curriculum pathway (grades 7-12) and build computer science teaching capacity in order to provide every student in the district with the opportunity to develop the depth of knowledge and skills required to compete for Utah’s high demand software development jobs after graduation.

What will the CS Initiative do for BESD students?

The CS initiative will help ensure teacher training, state of the art curriculum and support, and high-quality education that will augment the Computer Science Pathways already in place for BESD students which are:

  • Cybersecurity

  • Information Technology Systems

  • Programming and Software Development

  • Web Development

Check out our CS Flyer below. If you are interested in learning more about our CS initiative, joining our team or would like to submit any feedback, please email Alison Williams, CTE Director.

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