BCTC Informatics Academy
In late 2015, BCTC received a generous grant from J.P. Morgan Chase Bank and AT&T to launch the BCTC Informatics Academy. High school juniors and seniors enroll in a series of four Computer & Information Technologies course (database design, computational thinking, and two semesters of Java Programming). These students can earn a BCTC Informatics Programming certificate upon successful completion of the four courses and high school graduation. Additionally, the content of the course introduces students to secure coding and prepares students to take the College Board Advanced Placement exams in Computer Science Principles and the Computer Science A exam.
In 2016, the first cohort of academy students were inducted. We currently have students enrolled in the academy from Bryan Station High School and Scott County High School, and are working with Frederick Douglass High School to accept additional students for the 2018 – 2019 academic year.