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NO SCHOOL (Presidents Day)  – Mon, February 18               End Of 7-Week Grading Period  – Thurs, February 21               NO SCHOOL (Staff Development Day)  – Fri, February 22               Practice PSAT  – Sat, March 2              
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Alfred University Computer Engineering Camp
This camp offers computing experiences for both basic and advanced students. Students learn at their own pace, each at their own computer station. Both creative and practical programming will be covered, but the emphasis is on having fun.
Classes are taught by college professors and graduate students with experience in all realms of computer engineering. Students will experience “hands-on” learning in small classes, through regular practice, seminars and demonstrations. They can choose to learn on their own, or work in a group. When they register, students can select the areas of computing they wish to study. Instruction topics include the following:
  • Video game design
  • Microcontrollers
  • Computer languages
  • Web page design
  • Software applications
  • Simple robotics
Students will learn an advanced language such as C++ or Java and can experiment with new graphics languages. Each will program different applications that they will then be able to take home.
Students can learn advanced programming skills to program robots, sensors and security systems!
Web page design will include instruction in HTML - the standard used to program web pages - as well as DHTML. Students will also learn to use software to create graphics. Each student will leave camp having designed his/her own web page that includes text and graphics.
Fairplex Junior Fair Board Program Overview
The Los Angeles County Fair Association Junior Fair Board Scholarship Program offers outstanding local high school students the unique opportunity to gain firsthand knowledge of many aspects of business, including sales, marketing, development, public relations, information technology, accounting, operations, facility management and event production. The purpose of the Junior Fair Board program is to develop leadership skills, provide interactive learning opportunities and to develop an open channel of communication between the young leaders of tomorrow and the Los Angeles County Fair Association. In addition to 40 hours of internship experience, each Junior Fair Board member receives a scholarship in the amount of $1,000 which they can use to continue their education.

First Robotics Competition Combining the excitement of sport with the rigors of science and technology. We call FIRST Robotics Competition the ultimate Sport for the Mind. High-school student participants call it “the hardest fun you’ll ever have.”

Under strict rules, limited resources, and an intense six-week time limit, teams of students are challenged to raise funds, design a team "brand," hone teamwork skills, and build and program industrial-size robots to play a difficult field game against like-minded competitors. It’s as close to real-world engineering as a student can get. Volunteer professional mentors lend their time and talents to guide each team. Each season ends with an exciting FIRST Championship.

QuestBridge QuestBridge is a non-profit program that links bright, motivated low-income students with educational and scholarship opportunities at some of the nation's best colleges. QuestBridge is the provider of the National College Match Program and the College Prep Scholarship.

They offer a variety of benefit from College match to scholarships.

The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT)
The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is now accepting applications for the NCWIT Award for Aspirations in Computing, which recognizes young women at the high school level for their aspirations and achievements in technology and computing! The Award is open to young women in the U.S. and Puerto Rico in grades 9-12 and students can apply online at www.aspirationsaward.org.
The Award is part of the NCWIT Aspirations in Computing program, a talent development pipeline initiative designed to increase women’s participation in technology careers by providing encouragement, visibility, community, leadership opportunities, scholarships, and internships. You can participate, too!

US Cyber Challenge - USCC
The national talent search for high school students who have or can develop the foundation skills and knowledge to make a difference in cyber security for the nation.
Cyber Foundations conducts nation-wide competitions to enable students to demonstrate mastery, win prizes, and gain recognition individually and for the schools they represent, for their cities, and their states. Mayors, governors and members of Congress have played an important role in creating the program and in recognizing the talented young people, giving them an edge in college admissions and scholarship opportunities.
BT students - If interested, contact Ms. Gallardo at agallardo@wvusd.k12.ca.us or come visit in room 265.