By 2020, there will be 1.4 million jobs requiring computer science expertise, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, but only 400,000 computer science graduates will have the skills to fill those roles. Amazon today announced a plan to provide Introductory and Advanced Placement (AP) computer science courses to more than 130 high schools in the New York City area.
The courses, supported by the company’s Amazon Future Engineer program, will take place in schools spread across all five New York City boroughs, including more than 30 schools in Queens, where Amazon plans to open one of its new headquarters.
“We want to help make sure more children across New York City gain the coding skills necessary to have successful careers in many fields,” said Jeff Wilke, CEO Worldwide Consumer, Amazon. “We are excited that Amazon Future Engineer will immediately impact more than 130 schools and thousands of students who do not currently have access to computer science education. We will continue to invest in bringing these classes to more schools in New York City and across the U.S.”
With Amazon Future Engineer’s funding, the New York City high schools will offer Intro to Computer Science and AP Computer Science classes through the New York-based curriculum provider, Edhesive. 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. And, all students participating in this program will receive a free membership to AWS Educate which provides them with free access to computing power in the AWS Cloud for their coding projects and content to learn about cloud computing.
Amazon Future Engineer is a childhood-to-career program designed to encourage more than 10 million children and young adults to explore computer science each year. The program also provides, annually, 100 students with four-year $ 10,000 scholarships and guaranteed internships to gain work experience.
Amazon Future Engineer is currently accepting applications for its programs, including high school. Interested schools, teachers, parents, and students should apply at www.amazonfutureengineer.com.
The list of New York City high schools is below:
Abraham Lincoln High SchoolAcademy For Conservation And The EnvironmentAcademy For Young WritersAcademy Of Urban PlanningBedford Academy High SchoolBeth Rivka High SchoolBrooklyn High School For Law And TechnologyBrooklyn High School Of The ArtsBrooklyn Lab SchoolBrooklyn Laboratory Charter SchoolBrooklyn Prospect Charter SchoolBushwick School For Social JusticeClara Barton High SchoolCypress Hills Collegiate Preparatory SchoolEast Williamsburg Scholars AcademyEdward R Murrow High SchoolEl Puente Academy For Peace And JusticeGeorge Westinghouse High SchoolHigh School For Public Service: Heroes Of TomorrowInternational High School At Prospect HeightsJames Madison High SchoolMath Engineering And Science Academy Charter High SchoolNew Utrecht High SchoolNew Visions Chtr Hs-Adv Ma/Sci IiiNorthside Charter High SchoolNycdoe – High School Of Enterprise Business & TechnologyScience Skills Center High SchoolSt Joseph High SchoolSummit Academy Charter SchoolTeachers Preparatory High SchoolThe Brooklyn Academy Of Global FinanceThe School For Human RightsUrban Assembly Institute Of Math And Science For Young WomenXaverian High SchoolYeshivah Of Flatbush Joel Braverman High School
Antonia Pantoja Preparatory AcademyBronx Academy For Software Engineering (Base)Bronx Community High SchoolBronx High School For Writing And Communication ArtsBronx High School Of ScienceBronx International High SchoolCollegiate Institute For Math And ScienceDr Richard Izquierdo Health And Science Charter SchoolGotham Collaborative High SchoolInternational School For Liberal ArtsKappa International High SchoolKingsbridge International High SchoolMonsignor Scanlan High SchoolMount St Michael AcademyMs 223 Laboratory School Of Finance And Technology (The)New Visions Charter High School For Humanities IiNyc Charter Hs – AeciNycdoe – Morris Academy For Collaborative StudiesPreston High SchoolSaint Catharine AcademySt Barnabas High SchoolSt Raymond High School For BoysThe Laboratory School of Finance and TechnologyThe Urban Assembly Bronx Academy Of LettersTheatre Arts Production Company SchoolUrban Assembly School For Applied Math And ScienceYabc At Stevenson
Academy For Software EngineeringBaruch College Campus High SchoolBeacon High SchoolCalhoun SchoolCity College Academy Of The ArtsColumbia Secondary SchoolDominican AcademyEast Harlem Scholars Academy Charter SchoolGrover Cleveland High SchoolHigh School For Law & Public ServiceHigh School For Leadership & Public ServiceHigh School Of Arts And TechnologyIndependence High SchoolInwood Early College For Health And Information TechnologiesJacqueline Kennedy-Onassis High SchoolManhattan High School For GirlsNew Heights Academy Charter SchoolNew Visions Chtr Hs-Adv Ma/Sci IiNyc Museum SchoolNycdoe – Eagle Academy For Young Men Of HarlemNycdoe – Manhattan Center For Science & MathematicsPan American International Hs At ElmhurstRichard R Green High School Of TeachingThe Cathedral SchoolThe Clinton SchoolUniversity Neighborhood High SchoolXavier High School
Academy Of Finance And EnterpriseAl-Ihsan AcademyArchbishop Molloy High SchoolEast-West School Of International StudiesEnergy Tech High SchoolEpic High School NorthEvangel Christian SchoolExcelsior Preparatory High SchoolFrancis Lewis High SchoolFrank Sinatra School Of The Arts High SchoolInformation Technology High SchoolJohn Bowne High SchoolMartin Van Buren HsMonsignor Mcclancy Memorial High SchoolNew Visions Chtr Hs-Adv Ma/Sci IvNewtown High SchoolNycdoe – Academy For Careers In Television And FilmNycdoe – Queens High School For The Sciences At York CollegeNycdoe – The Scholars’ AcademyNycdoe – Veritas AcademyQueens High School For Information Research And TechnologyQueens Metropolitan High SchoolQueens School Of InquiryRichmond Hill High SchoolRobert F Kennedy Community High SchoolRobert F Wagner Secondary School For Arts And TechnologySt Agnes Academic SchoolSt Demetrios SchoolSt Johns Preparatory SchoolThe Mary Louis AcademyThe Renaissance Charter SchoolThe Young Women’s Leadership School Of AstoriaThe Young Women’s Leadership School Of QueensThomas A Edison Cte High SchoolTownsend Harris High SchoolWilliam Cullen Bryant High SchoolWorld Journalism Preparatory: A College Board School
Csi High School For International StudiesCurtis High SchoolNew Dorp High SchoolRalph R Mckee Career And Technical Education High SchoolSt Joseph Hill Academy High SchoolSusan E Wagner High School
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