PCEF Brings Coding to the Park City School District
With support from PCEF donors, the District is ensuring students are prepared for 21st century success. All K-3rd graders are participating in regular coding classes, while 6th and 7th graders are getting introduced to coding through their science and CTE classes.
Next year the goal is to expand coding to K - 4 in the elementary schools, with more offerings for 6 - 12th graders. PCEF is providing funding for the next two years, with a commitment from the School District to take over all costs related to coding during the '19-'20 school year.
Research has shown that when young students learn to code they develop superior critical thinking and problem solving skills. They also learn collaboration and perseverance, skills which are used in other subject areas, and in life.
There are 500,000 open computer science jobs in the U.S. right now, and only 40,000 graduates each year. Of those, only 18 percent are girls and minorities. Coding will open a door for all Park City students.
PCEF needs to raise $180,000 to fund this ground-breaking program for the next two years.
Through PCEF, the Park City School District is one of the first and only district’s in the country to offer a coding curriculum alongside math and reading! Please help give our students a national head start to develop this critical skill for the 21st century. Contribute to the Coding Project today!
Thanks to you, PCEF is able to fund nearly $350,000 in STEM programs for 2016 - 2017. You help us go beyond what public education provides!
For a complete list of PCEF funded STEM programs, please click here: