Pittsburgh schools add 2 programs for 2019-20 school year | TribLIVE.com

Pittsburgh schools add 2 programs for 2019-20 school year

Tom Davidson

Pittsburgh Public Schools will offer two new programs for students during the 2019-20 school year.

Career and Technical Education students will be able to enter a new early childhood program at Pittsburgh Milliones. It will include instruction in growth and development, nutrition, program planning and management and other topics to prepare students to earned childcare credentials.

Interested families of rising 10th-grade students (currently in 9th grade) can apply beginning April 1st at www.pghschools.org/cte.

The other program approved is a revamped computer science magnet that will reopen for incoming 9th graders at Pittsburgh Brashear High School. It has been closed since 2014.

It is designed to prepare students for further study in the field of computer programming, and is bolstered through partnerships with Carnegie Mellon University, Google, Microsoft’s Technology Education and Literacy in Schools (TEALS) program, according to a news release.

“We are committed to providing educational offerings and options that allow students to engage in their learning as they pursue their passions,” Superintendent Anthony Hamlet said in a statement. “These new programs allow students to gain the hands-on experiences that position them for real-world success.”

It will provide student-centered internship experiences for seniors to become connected to a professional mentor and gain real-world workplace skills. Students in the program can also earn college credits.

Eligible applicants must be current 8th-grade students with an attendance rate of 90 percent or higher last school year. There will be 60 magnet spaces available for 9th grade for the coming school year.

Beginning April 1st, families whose students have not completed a magnet application can apply online at https://cas.pghschools.org/cas_Pittsburgh/login. Families whose students have completed a magnet application for next year can call the magnet office at 412-529-3991 to add the program choice as an option.

Tom Davidson is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tom at 724-226-4715, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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