Washougal High School is recruiting computer science or software engineering mentors for the Technology Education and Literacy in Schools (TEALS) program for the 2021-22 school year. If you or someone you know works in the computer science or software engineering field, we need your help supporting students!
This is our third year partnering with the TEALS program, which supports the AP Computer Science Principles (CSP) course and a new AP Computer Science A (CS A) course at WHS. These courses prepare students to take the College Board’s exams and submit a digital portfolio of their work in May 2022. AP CS A is scheduled the first period of the student day, roughly from 7:50 AM to 9:00 AM on Monday and Thursday mornings. AP CSP is scheduled for the fourth period of the student day, roughly from 7:50 AM to 9:00 AM on Tuesday and Friday mornings.
Are you a computer science or software engineer, or do you know one who might be interested in a mentoring opportunity? To learn about how you can share your expertise with students interested in these careers, please contact AP Coordinator, Hillary M. Marshall at firstname.lastname@example.org or call her office landline 360-954-3123 (M-F 8AM-2PM).
ABOUT THE TEALS PROGRAM
In 2019-2020, WHS had 2 seniors who graduated out of the class and are pursuing careers in computer science. Our 2020-21 students will submit their digital portfolios and take their exams in May 2021. Students who do well can earn college credit at more than 500 colleges and universities. There are more than 500,000 open computer science positions without qualified talent to fill them across all industries. We are trying to help ensure our students have access to the necessary education to ensure a successful future for them. You can learn more about TEALS on their website at https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/teals/volunteers.
Thank you for sharing this information and helping provide this exciting opportunity to our students!
Hillary M. Marshall, Washougal High School, AP Coordinator