AMSA has been awarded a MathWorks community grant in support of the school’s curriculum.
AMSA’s Computer Science curriculum is forward thinking, combining our strengths in Science, Engineering, and Math with Computer Science. Computer Science education is in our charter; it is part of our foundation. Having Computer Science education in our core program distinguishes AMSA from other schools in the country.
Our exceptional Computer Science curriculum introduces software, hardware, algorithms, computational thinking, and programming at each grade level. The curriculum focuses heavily on solving problems using tools that help students visualize and get feedback from their computation.
Having Computer Science as a mandatory course in 6th through 11th allows us to focus on exciting initiatives to keep our program advanced, refine our methods of teaching, enhance our curriculum and make computer science fun and engaging for all students. Our faculty is unique and quite diverse. We have graduates in Computer Science, Math, and Engineering. Most of our team has professional experience in Computer Science and the Engineering industry.
Technovation Challenge is an annual program that teaches young women mobile app development, concepts of entrepreneurship, and community engagement – all with the goal of inspiring them to enter STEM fields.
Students spend several months working in teams on researching, designing, and building mobile app prototypes that address community problems.
AMSA middle and high school girls participate each year.
Computer Science Dept. News
6th grader Srivibhu Piratla shared a presentation about his First Lego League team with his 6th grade Computer Science class (Ms. Stanley) this week.
Congratulations to junior Sruthi Kurada for receiving a 2021 Award for Aspirations in Computing (AiC) National Honorable Mention!
We are proud and excited to announce that four AMSA students are recipients of the 2020 Award for Aspirations in Computing from the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing.
Computer Science Teacher Ms. Stanley reports great success connecting with students and keeping everyone on common ground
AMSA senior Soleil Kelly has received a 2019 Aspirations in Computing Award!
Students in the Technovation Club, CS GEMS Club, and CS GENTS Club presented mobile app prototypes to parents, faculty, and other invited guests.
Students turned themselves into human lists of unordered numbers to be sorted by a “wizard” using different algorithms.
Ms. Rajagopal’s 6th grade computer science students are finishing their final robotics projects.
The Technovation Club, Business Club, and CS GEMS and GENTS Clubs learned about product development from Trustee Lucy Ferrante.