Coding Program Continues its Growth at Marion High School

Posted Date: 11/30/2017

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Computer Science, Programming, and AP Computer Science Principles courses at Marion High School have increased its number of enrolled students from 20 to roughly 150 in the span of three years.


Students have been coding, programming, and creating mobile Apps using a variety of coding languages.


Marion School District is looking to capitalize on that momentum during its Third Annual Hour of Code event December 6th, 2017, at 3:30 p.m., at the Marion Performing Arts Center.  All students in grades 8-12 are invited to participate.

The Hour of Code event is designed to introduce kids to computer coding and programming, pique their interests in the Computer Science field of education and the rewarding careers that follow.  


According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual income for computer programmers was $79,530 in 2015.


Laptops will be provided for students to participate in the Hour of Code tutorials, which are hosted by Code.org.  The tutorials are fun, interactive sessions that teach kids the basics of coding.  


Early arrival is suggested. Over 150 students have participated in past events.


Door prizes, pizza, and refreshments will be available to participants.


Sponsors for Hour of Code include Papa John’s, Fenter Physical Therapy, First Community Bank, and Zaxby’s.


An introduction to Coding is available at https://governor.arkansas.gov/promises/computer-science/