The Information Technology Academy is a California Partnership Academy designed to promote science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM). Students in this program enter a course of study (commonly referred to as a "school within a school") to learn about the Information Communication Technology business sector, with emphases on computer networking and programming.
To learn more about STEM, check out the White House "Educate to Innovate Initiative"
To learn more about the employment opportunities in this area in the next 10 years, check out the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
Students and teachers in the academy utilize technology to solve real world problems, learn how to work in teams, investigate using the scientific method, think critically and multi-dimensionally, and learn about the entrepreneurial spirit.
Students in the academy...
- Explore careers in the technology industry
- Plan for their educational and career goals
- Find and work with a mentor
- Job shadow in the work place
- Go on field trips to engineering schools and businesses
- Earn industry-recognized certifications (CompTIA A+, CCENT)
- Competing in regional tech competitions (Skills USA, StRUT, FIRST Tech Challenge,CISCO Academy)