Published : Tuesday, April 11, 2017 | 12:45 PM
In the past few years mobile app development has become a booming industry. Currently, it is estimated that there are 2.3 million mobile app developers who are devoted to keeping up with the industry demand. In fact, according to Apple, in 2013 1.25 million apps were registered in the Apple app store and accounted for 50 billion downloads and $5 billion paid to developers.
Maranatha is excited to introduce new Computer Science courses as they develop their Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) curriculum. This academic year, they are offering a hands-on iOS Swift programming course where students are learning how to develop iPhone and iPad applications using Swift programming language and the Xcode Integrated Development Environment. Students will create 10 apps as a culminating project and will be able to sell them in the app store.
This summer they will offer a STEM Robotics two-semester course that will use the LEGO MINDSTORMS ® NXT Video Trainer 2.0 to introduce the students to programming lessons in STEM Robotics 101, using robotics technologies, explicit math and science concepts, and the Engineering process.
In the Fall of 2017, they will begin a Computer Science curriculum with a brand new course, Intro to Computer Science, available to grades 9th -12th. This course will provide students with foundational knowledge of computer science and applications, including web design, computer programming, data modeling, and robotics.
For more information on Maranatha High School you can visit maranathahighschool.org. They are located at 169 South Saint John Avenue in Pasadena and can be reached at (626) 817-4000.