Kent Denver Curriculum Guide and Course List

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Computer Studies

The Computer Studies (CS) department offers elective coursework to students in the areas of technology and computing. Courses in this discipline develop computational thinking, programming and computer science skills through algorithmic development, collaborative thinking and creative expression.

Through topics such as web development, electronics and digital citizenship, courses are anchored in real world problems, content and ideas. Students choose to begin their CS sequence with a computational thinking or programming course.

  • Computational thinking offers a broad understanding of algorithms, information and data, and current technology concepts.
  • Programming applies computational thinking to a formal coding language, diving deeper and learning to navigate and write code.

Other computer science skills—including design, data storage and optimization—provide students a foundation for a college major in computer science.


Meet Our Computer Studies Faculty and Information & Innovation Team

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Alex Clement

Alex Clement

Titles: Programming Teacher
Biography:

B.A. - Physics

“From teaching to programming to leading our student teams, my job never feels monotonous and always presents me with new opportunities to grow and learn.”

Mr. Clement says teaching constantly requires him to master new tools and technologies. “One of the many reasons I enjoy teaching at Kent Denver is the great diversity of opportunities afforded to me,” he says.

Wendy Daniel

Wendy Daniel

Titles: Library Assistant
Michael Ehrenfried

Michael Ehrenfried

Titles: Chief Information and Innovation Officer; Chair, Computer Studies
Biography:

B.S.E. - Electrical Engineering
M.A. - Educational Technology Leadership
Kent Denver Distinguished Technology Chair

“Students have amazing ideas about the world, and I enjoy exploring and developing many of these ideas with them.”

At Kent Denver, Mr. Ehrenfried has the opportunity to work with the global leaders of tomorrow, and that’s what motivates him to come into work every day.

Phillian Haynes

Phillian Haynes

Titles: Computer Studies Teacher
Biography:

B.S. - Computational Biology

Before coming to Kent Denver, Mx. Haynes taught English in Japan for two years with the Japan Exchange and Teaching, or JET, program. Before that, Mx. Haynes studied computer science and biology at Harvey Mudd College.
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