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Computer Science ( AP & IB ) , Rm. 416

Dear Parents, Guardians, and Fellow Students,

Welcome! Most importantly, I hope your family is safe and healthy. Thank you so much for your patience and understanding as we have been adjusting, like you, to the drastic changes in life recently.

I am a Career & Technical Education (CTE) Teacher serving in Westwood High School’s Computer Science department.  Thank you for allowing me to be part of your teenager’s successful year.  I love learning from, and helping lead, high school students.  Previous to teaching, I earned my first Bachelor’s degree in Business Computer Information Systems and then a second Bachelor’s in Computer Science.  For several years I worked with local & global fast-growing companies, leading the efforts to improve various technology and business processes.  Then immediately after earning my Master’s in Secondary Education I began teaching in Mesa Public Schools. Now, I am honored to work with you and your student so they may graduate ready for college, career, and community.

This course is engaging, accessible, inspiring, and rigorous. At Westwood, computer science students will learn programming languages such as Java and Python to develop applications designed to advance their computational thinking skills. Students will expand their ability to: think procedurally, logically, concurrently, abstractly, recursively and think ahead; utilize an experimental and inquiry-based approach to problem-solving; develop algorithms and express them clearly. For the course syllabus and other class information, please visit course description links at WestwoodAZ.org and detailed course activities at mpsaz.instructure.com in our Canvas Learning Management System.

Our classroom expectations and responsibilities, for myself and students, can be summarized by three simple goals: (1) Show Respect, (2) Activity Participate, and (3) Always do Quality Work. More detailed information and examples may be reviewed in our interdependent documents of Warrior P.R.I.D.E. and the Learner Profile.

I look forward to hearing from you, so please contact me anytime you wish.

The best way to reach me is through email and the best time to reach me is during office hours of 7:30 am – 3:30 pm. If you prefer, you’re welcome to call me at 480-472-4581.

Students taking CTE classes are 79% Less likely to drop out, are more engaged in school, & attend more regularlyGupta, S. (2013, April). On the Rise. Retrieved from: http://morrisoninstitute.asu.edu/

Career & Technical Education at Westwood

You may also check out the following video highlighting CTE Pathways in Computers, Business, and Technology

period 3 - STATEMENT OF AWARENESS FORM

After watching the 2020 Expectations Presentations during 3rd period, complete the Electronic STATEMENT OF AWARENESS FORM

Member Form

Please fill out the member form as part of the Westwood Hackers Club.

ECA Donation Form 8529

Expectations & Responsibilities

PRIDE & Learner Profile

CANVAS Learning
Testing : AP | SAT | ACT | AIMS
Shared Files

Mr. Jorge Vega

Email

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2019 : Paid Tech Troops Summer Internship

If you are interested in serving in the Summer Tech Troops Internship (Paid) for 2019, please fill out the form: TECH TROOPS INTEREST FORM

NOTE:

  • Technical Experience is NOT required.
  • However, you do need to have Good Work Ethics
  • You must be At Least 16 years of Age during the Summer
  • You must have a C or better in all your classes