Computing Pathways

  • STEM Stats in Texas

    STEM education is a method of hands-on teaching and learning where students learn to apply academic content by creatively solving real-world problems with innovative design-based thinking to prepare students for future career opportunities.

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  • 97,338 openings for computer science jobs In 2018, there were 97,338 openings for computer science jobs in the DFW area, which is a 59% growth in the field. TechSmart

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  • 60% of middle-skill STEM jobs in Texas require six months or less More than 60% of middle-skill STEM jobs in Texas require six months or less of formal classroom training

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  • $35,000-$95,000 per year STEM middle-skill job wages earn $35,000-$95,000 per year

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  • $75,000-$100,000 An associate’s degree in STEM earns between $75,000-$100,000, which is slightly greater than those with a non-STEM bachelor’s or master’s degrees.

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  • Computing Opportunities in GPISD

    Middle School

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  • Truman Middle School Truman Middle School
    Computer Science

    • NEW THIS YEAR! Truman Middle School is the first GPISD middle school to offer CTE computer science classes
    • Computer science students can earn high school credit
    • Visit the Truman website for more
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  • High Schools

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  • Grand Prairie Collegiate Institute Grand Prairie Collegiate Institute
    Computer Science

    • NEW NEXT YEAR! 6th-7th grade students take CTE courses through PLTW Gateway
    • NEW THIS YEAR! 8th-12th grade students take CTE courses for high school credit
    • New CYBERSECURITY course
    • T-STEM program
    • Visit the GPCI website for more
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  • South Grand Prairie High School South Grand Prairie High School
    Computer Science or Cybersecurity

    • NEW THIS YEAR! Lone Star STEM Academy at SGPHS
      • School-within-a-school model
      • T-STEM program
    • Lone Star STEM Academy students can earn 15+ hours of college credit
    • Visit the SGP website for more
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  • South Grand Prairie High School Early College High School South Grand Prairie High School Early College High School
    Computer Application Design

    • LAUCHING IN THE 2021-2022 SCHOOL YEAR! Computer Application Design Academy at the SGP Early College High School
      • School-within-a-school model
      • P-TECH program
    • CAD Academy students can earn up to 60 hours of college credit
    • Visit the SGP ECHS website for more
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  • Quick Facts for our T-STEM and P-TECH Programs

    • Follows GPISD and College/University calendars
    • Flexible hours
    • Join Career & Technical Student Organizations
    • Free during the academic year
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  • Region 10 Computing Career Projections

    Cybersecurity Pathway

    Cybersecurity Pathway

    Region 10/DFW

     

    Computer Science Pathway

    Computer Science Pathway

    Region 10/DFW

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