The study of computer science fosters creativity and teaches students critical thinking skills to become proactive learners. In Seaford UFSD students begin their exploration through coding and STEM activities at the elementary level and continue through the secondary level. Studies show that children who study computer science perform better in other subjects, excel at problem-solving, and are 17% more likely to attend college.
Students at the Harbor and Manor schools begin their journey in coding through the nationally recognized program, Code.org, which incorporates programming concepts through block coding. Students cover concepts such as: looping, events, algorithms, conditionals, variables, etc. Students also learn about online safety through Digital Citizenship activities. A full list of lessons can be found here.
Students also do coding through our Project Lead the Way modules. Please visit the PLTW curriculum link for more information.
Students explore computer science activities through Project Lead the Way coursework as well as our Robotics program in 8th grade. Information about those courses can be found in the Technology and PLTW curriculum links.
Coursework at Seaford High School exposes students to the world of computer programming though an accessible Game Design approach. The introductory course will lead students through the fundamentals of computer programming with an emphasis on how the concepts are present in all the modern games students play. With virtual reality at the forefront of the video game marketplace, students will experience hands-on learning activities and interactive coding platforms that help to bridge the gap between the virtual and real world.
As students progress in their coursework at Seaford High School, they will delve into more advanced topics in the Java programming language. The Java course will prepare students for AP Computer Science coursework at Seaford High School and beyond. With an emphasis on program creation to solve real world problems and higher level programming concepts such as two dimensional arrays and temp variables, students will have the foundations to be successful no matter the direction their computer science careers take them.