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The Waukesha School District will add four computer science classes, including one at the middle school level.

The school board voted in favor of the additions at their meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 14.

There are currently several opportunities at the elementary school level for coding and computer science but not much in terms of formal classes for students who want to pursue the computer science field.

The comprehensive sequence will provide more students with different career paths in the computer science field.

Previously, the Teaching and Learning Committee approved the computer course sequence with the four new courses.

The three high school courses are App Development 1 and 2; and AP Computer Science. (Only 15 percent of Wisconsin schools offer this AP course.) The app development course will allow students to build and deploy iOS applications.

These courses will be offered along with the current Web Design! and Web Design 2 classes.

At the middle school level, the district will offer Introduction to Computer Science and will be based on engineering principles of Project Lead the Way and allow students to work in teams to create computer programs and mobile apps.

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