Washington County School District
Computer Science Initiative

Recent Utah State law has put forth HB 227 which requires Computer Science to be taught in every grade-band, discipline, and at every K-12 school. The WCSD K-12 Computer Science Initiative Team is working to provide our teachers with fun, interactive demonstrations that will show you what Computer Science can look like in each teaching discipline and at every grade level.


Computer Science Events


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Red Mountain & Lava Ridge CS Opportunities

Red Mountain Elementary and Lava Ridge Intermediate school have partnered with USU Extension and 4H for the past three years to bring CS opportunities to students from 2nd through 8th grade. This group of teachers and mentors have provided after school clubs, Lego League competitive teams, summer camps, family fun nights and STEM opportunities during the school day.Link

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STEM & Entrepreneurship 2021 Summer Camp Schedule

Click Here for the full STEM 2021 Summer Camp Schedule-Link


What Is Computer Science?


A computer in the classroom does not guarantee that students are learning Computer Science. It is not learning how to type or use a mouse, learning to use word processing, spreadsheet or presentation software, or even learning how to build and repair computers.

Our Vision is to help all understand that computer science develops life-long problem solving skills and critical thinking strategies that can be applied to any personal, environmental, community, career, or social challenge. These critical skills will improve sustainability and global development in all aspects of human existence.

We define Computer Science as the study of computer algorithms, processes, designs, applications, and the technological impact on society. It is a tool that helps solve a problem and a skill that teaches students how to create and think critically.

Our Mission is to ensure that every student in every grade level has the opportunity to learn the principles of Computer Science.

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CS Landscape Analysis

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WCSD Computer Science K-12 Implementation Progress


Elementary Schools (Grades K - 5)Click To Expand

25%
  • Classroom Opportunities

    We are working to expand CS opportunities in washington county within the next few years, please check back for updated information!

  • Before & After School Opportunities

    We are working to expand CS opportunities in washington county within the next few years, please check back for updated information!

  • Summer Opportunities

    We are working to expand CS opportunities in washington county within the next few years, please check back for updated information!

Intermediate Schools (Grades 6 - 7)Click To Expand

50%
  • Classroom Opportunities

    We are working to expand CS opportunities in washington county within the next few years, please check back for updated information!

  • Before & After School Opportunities

    We are working to expand CS opportunities in washington county within the next few years, please check back for updated information!

  • Summer Opportunities

    We are working to expand CS opportunities in washington county within the next few years, please check back for updated information!

Middle Schools (Grades 8 - 9)Click To Expand

60%
  • Classroom Opportunities

    We are working to expand CS opportunities in washington county within the next few years, please check back for updated information!

  • Before & After School Opportunities

    We are working to expand CS opportunities in washington county within the next few years, please check back for updated information!

  • Summer Opportunities

    We are working to expand CS opportunities in washington county within the next few years, please check back for updated information!

High Schools (Grades 10 - 12)Click To Expand

70%
  • Classroom Opportunities

    We are working to expand CS opportunities in washington county within the next few years, please check back for updated information!

  • Before & After School Opportunities

    We are working to expand CS opportunities in washington county within the next few years, please check back for updated information!

  • Summer Opportunities

    We are working to expand CS opportunities in washington county within the next few years, please check back for updated information!