STUDENTS & PARENTS

“I want to say that I thoroughly enjoyed this class. This was one of the best parts of my day as I am considering a career in some field of computer science. I also think that this class is something anyone who is even remotely interested should take.”

4D CS1 Student, Re: Summary of class 

CAREER- AND LIFE-READY

4D CS computer science courses are designed to help advance students and prepare them for future success.

 It’s more than a course! It is a close-knit team. 

  • Collaborate to solve problems.

  • Learn the skills to build with, create with, and design with computers

  • Develop problem-solving skills, logic and creativity.

  • Learn the skills to prepares for the jobs of tomorrow.

  • Fulfills your career prep requirement

Computer science is the study of computers and computing concepts, both hardware and software, as well as networking.

Technology is changing every industry and computing knowledge has become a required skill set irrespective of occupation.

By learning more about computers, you will be developing a 21st-century career path. Most students who try computer science really like it! 

What Will I Learn?

Design of Apps and Games, and More 

  • Learn how video games or apps are made, and maybe even design one yourself!

  • Learn to protect your social media profile from being “hacked”.

  • And much more! The curriculum covers all of:

    • Artificial Intelligence/Machine Learning

    • Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality

    • App Development

    • Cybersecurity/Blockchain

    • Gaming

    • Digital Humanities/Arts

    Is Computer Science
    Right For Me?

    Studying or working in computer science generally involves identifying a problem and coming up with a technological solution to address it.  Students who enjoy and succeed in Computer Science develop a wide range of competencies, including:

        • Critical-thinking/Problem-solving

        • Creativity

        • Collaboration/Teamwork

        • Resilience, “stick-to-it-iveness”

    “I improved my teamwork skills a lot this year. I was already good at collaborating but this year I learned a lot about compromising and how when working in groups you sometimes have to give up something you might have been passionate about. I feel that the teamwork skills I learned in this class will help me throughout the rest of my life.”

    “I think the ethical issue about who should an autonomous car try to save is a big one as if there’s 6 people in the road and your car detects them does it drive you into a ditch killing you and save 6 people or does it accidentally hit a couple of people while trying to save you.”

    “The problem-solving skills is what I will probably remember and use for a while as that can be applied to just about any part of school or a large amount of jobs.”

    “I thought I knew a good amount about computer science, but this course taught me so much more than I thought I would learn. I look forward to taking Computer Science 2 in the fall.”

    4D CS1 Students