Code to the Future

ctfCovina-Valley Unified School District has partnered with Code To The Future, the nation’s leading Computer Science program for Magnet Schools, to close the science gap by opening Computer Science Magnet Programs at Barranca, Cypress, and Workman Elementary Schools. At these Magnet Schools, all students will have an opportunity to develop coding skills as part of the daily curriculum.

The partnership comes, as a small but growing number of schools around the country are using computer science and games like Minecraft to help students learn everything from math to language skills. In January, the White House recognized the Code To The Future program as the leader in Computer Science Magnet Schools. Covina-Valley Unified School District is helping to lead the way in capitalizing on Minecraft’s potential as a teaching tool.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that by 2020 there will be a one million job gap in the field of computer science, with students being unprepared for the skills that American companies are demanding.

“Covina-Valley is poised to become a leader in Computer Science Education for the entire Los Angeles area and a key player nationally,” Andrew Svehaug, CEO of Code To The Future, said. “We are excited about the partnership.”

For more information about the new Computer Science Schools contact the Covina-Valley District office at 626-974-7000 ext. 2075.