TechStart Education Foundation will more than double the number of schools participating in a new introductory Computer Science curriculum, Exploring Computer Science (ECS), during the 2013-14 school year. Three pilot schools in the Portland area (Wilson High School, Southridge High School, and Northwest Academy) that are currently teaching the year-long academic college preparatory elective course will be joined by four additional schools (Lincoln High School, Amity High School, North Marion High School, and Woodburn High School) as part of a planned expansion of the program.
TechStart is a 501(c)3 nonprofit that promotes wider access to technology education for K-12 students in order to strengthen the skills they need to thrive in the global economy.
Make Oregon’s K-12 schools the model for delivering a 21st century education that inspires students to become leaders in technology and innovation.
Provide teacher training and student enrichment activities that incorporate computer science, information technology and engineering education in Oregon K-12 schools.