We’ve established Austin’s first and only Pre-K through 12 fully immersive innovation center — a place that drives creative thinking, problem-solving and preparedness for an ever-changing, dynamic world. Each and every SCA student is given the chance to prepare for a future of leadership and innovation through the use of technology and an all-encompassing curriculum taught by some of the brightest minds in Austin.
Our innovation center was created to deliver coursework and opportunities that instill creative thinking, problem solving and leadership through technology.
Elementary Innovation Center:
Elementary and Middle School Computer Science Literacy
High School Computer Science and Robotics
Computer Science puts students in the director’s seat moving them from consumer to producer. Starting with the Raspberry Pi and Python, students learn about real-world software development. College-level lessons help them learn how familiar applications work and how to begin making their own.
Building from there, classes and activities dive deeper into robotics, user interface, and application design with examples that range from mobile apps, games, tools for life and the mission field all while using professional class tools. Areas of focus include:
From boot camp to lift-off. Working with computers and programming them. Great for all students.
Summit’s CS Faculty includes Gerardo Quesada – Innovation Center Director, Erin Mwalwanda – Elementary Innovation Lead, and Paul Austin – Ret. Chief Architect from National Instruments and SW engineer for LEGO Mindstorms.
Summit is also proud to have many highly talented and qualified parents from Austin’s hi-tech and creative industries that help with our programs.