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Westmont Hilltop School District


Westmont Junior Senior High School Exposes Students to Computer Science Through the 'Hour of Code'

We live in a world surrounded by technology, and every day we become more dependent on it. However, only a tiny fraction of students are learning how technology works. Fewer than half of all schools teach computer science. That is why, for the third consecutive year, the entire student body at Westmont Junior Senior High School is joining in on the largest learning event in history: The Hour of Code. On December 11th, the school will be joining the 100 million students worldwide who have already participated in the event. During the Hour of Code, students work on one or more programming activities of their choice. These activities include: creating basic games, apps, or music. The mission is to give students initial exposure to Computer Science, therefore all students will participate. Westmont is proud to have enough devices that all 726 students will be able to participate simultaneously. Westmont hopes that students who enjoy the Hour of Code will pursue further study in STEM subjects.