Computer science classes aren’t offered, limiting students education

Students at DHS have a wide variety of classes as well as clubs to join, all of which can help achieve a job and set a course for students once they graduate. Unfortunately, no computer science classes are provided. “Basic” computer classes only provide an understanding of Microsoft Office, which changes only in some basic layout and in complexity. Many students at DHS will recognize the game Minecraft, as well as Markus “Notch” Persson, its creator, who for many has become an idol. from the Black Eyed Peas, at an interview with says “Great coders are today’s rock stars.” Stars are who run fashion, music, and sports. They have the power to move the world and keep it under a certain standard of belief.


The future is about programming, it will be what reading used to be, those who can and exceed and those who cannot and are held captive by the superiors. Students at Davis High are recognized for achieving great careers, but lack understanding of what else the world provides., in an interview with said “Most kids are not dreaming of being programmers, scientists or engineers.” Students are not being shown the possibilities of what they can become in life. They believe writing a batch file, or creating an C+ game is a complicated procedure which takes years to learn, when it can be taught and practically an age level.”


The age in which a student can learn to program should be started in elementary, but while those students are not obliged to learn code, high school students should at least be given the opportunity to learn it. Rick Cook, in his book The Wizardy Compiled says, “Programming today is a race between software engineers striving to build bigger and better idiot-proof programs, and the Universe trying to produce bigger and better idiots. So far, the Universe is winning.” We are “aiding the universe” by not supplying well informed minds with the ability to look at a compiled code and problem-solve their way into fixing it.