The Software Engineering Pilot (SEP) is a comprehensive, standards-aligned computer science and software engineering education program for grades 6 to 12. The goals of the program are: (1) to increase the number of high school graduates, particularly from traditionally under-represented groups, who are ready to enter new and emerging high-tech fields, and (2) to develop students’ computational thinking and problem solving skills in real-world contexts.

Program Details

The program currently offers core curriculum in the following areas: computer programming, robotics, web design and development, physical computing, and mobile computing. As it scales, the program provides schools with structured full-year course pathways including core computer science curriculum and elective topics designed to develop students’ technical and creative skill. SEP students will participate in work-based experiences with major industry leaders and partners.

In 2015-16, the SEP program served 42 teachers and more than 3000 students in grades 6, 7, 9,10, and 11th grades across nine high schools and nine middle schools. For more information about the SEP program, contact cs4all@strongschools.nyc

Our Schools

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SEP Middle Schools

Bronx Park Middle School

J.H.S. 062 Ditmas

J.H.S. 074 Nathaniel Hawthorne

J.H.S. 157 Stephen A. Halsey

J.H.S. 185 Edward Bleeker

M.S. 223 The Laboratory School Of Finance & Technology

Mark Twain I.S. 239 For The Gifted & Talented

Pathways College Preparatory School

PS/IS 30 Mary White Ovington

SEP High Schools

Bronx Compass High School

Cambria Heights Academy

Eagle Academy For Young Men

High School Of Telecommunication Arts & Technology

New Dorp High School

Queens Vocational & Technical High School

Ralph R. McKee Career & Technical Education High School

Renaissance Charter High School For Innovation

Urban Assembly Gateway School For Technology

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