Software- it’s the new frontier. From music to medicine, airports to atomic bombs, grocery store check-outs to checking the weather forecast, there’s software involved in nearly everything we do now. Software design and development also happens to be the fastest growing sector of our economy, so it’s a field in which many students are likely to find their future jobs. Yet, less than 2 percent of U.S. high schools teach courses on computer programming or “code writing”.
We plan to change that. The Great Schools Partnership is proud to operate the first code-writing competition for high school students in Tennessee, CodeTN. Through hands on project based learning and an annual competition students are taught to look under the hood of technology. By working with talented software engineers and leading tech companies, CodeTN will fill the knowledge and experience gap, and introduce high school students to computer programming in Knox County and surrounding counties.
CodeTN’s first competition was in 2014, and we’re continuing to build it out with hopes of taking the initiative statewide. If you’re a high school teacher who would like to lead a CodeTN team, please contact them.
Farragut High School’s Team “Objective-F” Wins First Place, 2016-17
Farragut High School’s Team “C++” Wins First Place, 2015-16
Team from Bearden High School Wins First Place, 2014-15