College Achieve Public Charter School in Paterson teaches children how to code

The College Achieve Public Charter School in Paterson is preparing the youth for our high-tech world by teaching them how to code.

News 12 Staff

Nov 3, 2022, 11:05 AM

Updated 535 days ago

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The College Achieve Public Charter School in Paterson is preparing the youth for our high-tech world by teaching them how to code.  
The school introduced the code-writing program just before the pandemic. In the class, students play an Angry Birds game designed to teach them how to train for a possible future in technology.  
“The goal here is to have students actually have AP ability for principles of computer science,” said Chief Academic Officer Dr. Gemar Mills. "It's its own separate course, and we actually have it built forward through 11th grade." 
Students as young as second grade are learning from the class.   
The program can help children get on the path to a technology-related career, according to Director of Elementary Education Dr. Jaimie Phillips.  
“We want to lay the foundation now so that in the future they have all the skill sets and the foundation to participate in those jobs and careers,” said Dr. Phillips.  


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