Computer Science/Math Magnet
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Students at Pacoima Middle School Computer Science/Math Magnet receive a rigorous standards-based program in the four content areas: Math, Science, English Language Arts and Social Studies with an emphasis on integrating technology. Our magnet utilizes the most current technology to present ideas and information. Every one of our classrooms have computers, internet connected Smart Boards, access to a mobile pod of computers for student use, access to the Internet, and may visit our computer labs. Our core teachers use computer based programs to enrich their teaching.
We offer an accelerated, varied and enriched mathematics and computer science curriculum with a strong thematic approach, primarily focusing on realistic applications, problem solving situations and career awareness.
Robotics - The sixth graders receive a semester of introductory and preparatory classes in Coding, EV3 Robotics, and Scratch.
Marine Science - Students spend a semester exploring Oceanography and Marine Science with an emphasis on project-based learning.
Computer Lab - Students continue to develop their technology studies in the Computer Lab, learning more complex commands, coding, Adobe Photoshop, and developing more complicated programs. Students also have the opportunity to earn Microsoft IT Specialist certifications via Microsoft Imagine Academy software.
Drafting and Engineering - This is a CTE certified course emphasizing PLTW project-based
curriculum. Students work with CAD software to design and engineer bridges, they learn to program for 3-D printers, construct with VEX Robotics, explore electrical circuitry, practice flight via Flight Simulators, and fly Drones. The goal of this class is to prepare students for a variety of technology career paths.