THS Business Department Awarded Grant

The Thomson High School CTAE Business Ed Department was notified Friday, March 1, it has been awarded a $20,000 grant from Project Lead the Way.

The grant money will be used to expand the computer science programs at THS beginning next school year. An AP Computer Science class will be added as a course option, in addition to providing students with amazing experiences unlike others offered in the past.

The grant will purchase programs that will further the development of computational thinking skills through Android App development, introduce tools and concepts in the cyber security program to help encourage students to create solutions that allow people to share computing resources while protecting privacy, as well as use Python as a primary tool and incorporate multiple platforms and languages for computation in order to generate excitement about career paths that utilize computing while introducing professional tools that foster creativity and collaboration.