In addition to reading, writing, and arithmetic, students need to be able to create digital environments, not just use them. Coding stresses computational thinking, in which students break a problem down and express a solution in steps that a computer can understand. After all, in the 21st century, the ability to code will be as critical to their success as reading and arithmetic were for their parents. No matter what field they choose, computers will be part of their work and daily life, and they will find themselves more capable and independent if they understand how computers work.
Juniors get to stretch their brains in one of our many STEM electives:
The Art of Science