Kennedy Catholic High announces new technology education partnership


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Kennedy Catholic High School announced this week a new technology education partnership with Seattle App Academy.

Seattle App Academy will deliver computer science and programming classes to Kennedy students beginning in February. Students will receive school credit for the classes.

Classes will be delivered in Seattle App Academy’s state-of the-art classroom in West Seattle. The initial 16-week class will provide an introduction to basic data types, computer logic, and structure in a rich 3-D game environment for students with little to no previous programming experience. With individual coaching, students will complete weekly tasks to build a foundation for more advanced programming concepts and experiences.

In addition, students will also participate in four project-oriented workshops on electronic components, circuits, microcontrollers, and robotics. For those students who want a little extra challenge, Seattle App Academy offers two student competitions – The Hacker Cup, for programming, and the Leonardo’s, for building microcontrollers and robotics which take place in June.

“This is an exciting partnership for Kennedy Catholic. We continually seek opportunities both in and out of the traditional classroom environment to ensure academic success and career preparedness for each of our students. We know that jobs in computer science are appearing at a rate twice the national average and we believe that providing a strong foundation in programming and coding will give our graduates more career and college options.” –Mike Prato, President, Kennedy Catholic High School

“We are delighted to partner with Kennedy Catholic High School,” said Kevin Brown, Founder and Head Coach at Seattle App Academy. “This partnership supports our mission to motivate and inspire students to be technology creators rather than just be technology consumers. We’re very excited about partnering with Kennedy Catholic High School and the possibilities for the future.”

Kennedy Catholic is a four-year Archdiocesan co-ed Catholic high school open to students of all backgrounds and faiths. At the heart and soul of Kennedy Catholic is a commitment to developing the fullest potential of every student in learning, faith, and leadership. We actively seek students and families who value all three. Kennedy Catholic graduates are prepared for elite colleges and universities nationally and internationally thanks to an exceptional teaching staff, an experienced, four-year-college admissions team, and a faculty that advocates for the success and achievement of all students.

Seattle App Academy is a volunteer organization modeled after Little League, Girl and Boy Scouts, and other youth-focused organizations. Its mission is to inspire and educate tomorrow’s technology creators. Located in West Seattle’s Jefferson Square, the Seattle App Academy classroom is equipped with 30 state-of-the-art 23” touch-screen computers and offers classes in the areas of computer programming, robotics, and electronics. Classes are available to students in grades 4 – 12.

For more information about Kennedy Catholic High School, please visit: www.kennedyhs.org.

For more information about Seattle App Academy, please visit: www.seattleappacademy.com.

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