Boardman High School is now part of the Amazon Future Engineer program and will receive educational supports and training from Amazon to add a new dimension to Boardman’s computer science classes at the High School next year. Boardman is one of 1,000 high schools selected nationwide and signed up for the program for the 2019-20 school year.
Amazon Future Engineer is a national program aimed at making computer science accessible to all students. Amazon’s funding provides preparatory lessons, tutorials, and professional development for teachers, fully sequenced and paced digital curriculum for students, and live online support every day of the week for both teachers and students.
“Boardman is thrilled to offer this new program, which will be taught in a series of our current coding classes, including Creating Mobile Apps, Video Game Development, and AP Computer Science Principles.” said Boardman business/technology teacher Evelyn Stanton. "As part of this program, Boardman will receive curriculum from one of the largest companies in the world, Amazon and the Edhesive Company, a leader in STEM curriculum.”
“This is a benefit because it is a program that Amazon backs, and it also enables our students to apply for scholarships and internships with Amazon,” Stanton added.