Submitted on Tue, 04/30/2019 - 9:38am
Dear Friends of Mercy,
Mercy High School has an exciting opportunity to offer an Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science Principles course for the 2019-2020 school year. This introductory class is based on the award-winning University of California Berkeley CS10 course and is adapted specifically for high schools.
We are investing in our students by partnering with Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS to build and grow our CS program. There are more than 500,000 open computer science positions without qualified talent to fill them across all industries. We are working to help ensure Mercy students have exposure to STEM career options.
Action We're Taking
Microsoft Philanthropies TEALS is a program that recruits, mentors, and places passionate technology professionals into high school classrooms as volunteer instructors. These volunteers bring real-time subject matter expertise into the classroom and will partner with our technology teacher, Mr. Chris Janusch, to teach this course. TEALS provides training for both parties, rigorous curricula, and opportunities for students to continue their education outside of the classroom.
As a TEALS partner school, Mercy commits to assist with volunteer recruitment from the computer science and software engineering industries to identify technology professionals interested in team-teaching this course with a certified Mercy teacher. This class will be scheduled during our first course period to permit our volunteers to attend their jobs.
How You Can Help
If you or someone you know works in the computer science or software engineering field and would be interested in making a difference in our students' future success, please contact Chris Janusch at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can read more about TEALS on their website at http://www.tealsk12.org.
Patricia Sattler, Principal