High School Receives Computer Education Grant
February 18, 2020 Author: Indian Creek Schools
Indian Creek High School has received a $1,000 grant to further computer science education.
Nextech, an Indianapolis-based nonprofit dedicated to creating equitable access to computer science curriculum and experiences for all K-12 Indiana students, distributed $5,000 in grants to five school districts across the state. All Indiana schools were able to apply for the grant during Computer Science Education Week last December.
Besides Indian Creek High School, Bluffton Harrison Middle School, East Noble High School, Kennedy Academy in South Bend and Rushville Elementary School were winners.
“I’m so proud of these five schools and all of the educators across the state of Indiana as they are continuously pushing to elevate computer science in their schools. The tremendous response to this grant program and the amazing Hour of Code activity that took place was nothing short of inspiring,” stated Karen Jung, President of Nextech.
Indiana continues to rank above the national average for computer science education and is one of five states to adopt the Code.org policies to make CS fundamental, which includes a comprehensive set of K-12 CS standards. Jung continued, “Our mission is to unleash student potential for the ever-evolving digital economy, and we have provided the tools and training for over 200 schools and 1,500 educators across 19,000 professional development hours. The future for Indiana and our students is very bright.”
Launched in 2015, Nextech, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, is dedicated to creating equitable access to computer science curriculum and experiences for all K-12 Indiana students to help each student unleash his or her potential to thrive in a digital economy. Nextech is a supporting organization of the Central Indiana Community Foundation. For more information visit: www.nextech.org.