Garvey Schools Celebrate 3rd Year of Computer Science Program
Topic: Garvey School District
By David Barron
Garvey Students Ran program at Bitely School
Garvey School District recently celebrated its third year of implementing a Computer Science Immersion program for all students raging from kindergarten through the sixth grade. Before a crowd of more than 200 parents and school district officials, students demonstrated their computer and public speaking skills at Bitely School in Rosemead. The Districts elementary Computer science classes are provided through a partnership with Code to the Future, a private organization. Over the past three years, the program was grown from one school to all six elementary schools, from first through six grades. At the recent event, students showcased their projects, including robots and digital games they created.
The district announced that during the next school year, the program would be expanded to two intermediate schools through a sponsorship with the University of Southern California and Code.org. In a press release, Anita Chu, district superintendent explained that the District is “taking strong steps in becoming a leading district for Computer Science and is leading the way in building a cutting-edge 21st century learning environment for all students.” Garvey School Board President Henry Lo congratulated the students on their achievements.
Garvey School District serves Rosemead and portions of Monterey Park and San Gabriel.