The Computer Science Pathway at Bulkeley High School

Career Pathways

Advancing Academic Excellence & Career-Connected Learning


Thank you to all BHS Computer Science pathway supporters, including key partner:


 

 

ReadyCT is supporting the Bulkeley High School Computer Science (BHS CS) pathway — a STEM-focused community igniting students’ passion for learning!

 

The BHS CS Student Experience

 

Based on the the NAF educational design model, this pathway offers themed computer science instruction informed by an industry advisory board that serves as an essential bridge between school and the workplace. 

As part of the BHS CS pathway, students receive year-round instruction in work readiness that helps them develop employability skills (e.g., time management, teamwork, work ethic, and communication skills). The curriculum also offers practical instruction in Microsoft Office, Google Workspace, financial literacy, and business writing.

The pathway experience will prepare students for work-based learning opportunities during high school, for career, for college, and for their long-term success! 

STUDENT VOICE

If you are interested in learning more about the BHS CS pathway, including offering internships or related work-based learning opportunities, contact carlos.gamez@readyct.org.


FAST FACTS From the Computer Science Pathway

Number of Participants for the Inaugural Year: 70 sophomores and juniors enrolled as of August 2022. 

Theme: Computer science, with required courses that include Exploring Computer Science, Introduction to App Inventor, Immersive Game Environment, and AP Computer Science.

Opportunity: Every BHS CS student has the opportunity to graduate from high school with a suite of industry-recognized credentials that includes Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA), CompTIA A+, CompTIA Network+, and CompTIA Security+. 

Other: ReadyCT is working to design the pathway so that students have the opportunity for dual enrollment, i.e., earning college credit through coursework during high school.

A Note About Work-based Learning Opportunities: All BHS CS pathway students are eligible to pursue work-based learning experiences that include job shadowing, worksite tours, volunteering, and paid/unpaid internships.

Student Voice

Angel Rivera, Class of ’25

Bulkeley High School

Angel completed his first G.R.I.T internship in the summer of 2022. He also participated in the Connect-In-Tech summer camp experience at Middlesex Community College, where he worked with IT professionals and learned computer technology skills via hands-on training.

“Some of the skills that I have learned being part of this programs are how to build a desktop computer from scratch, career reading skills, and also how to separate my professional and personal life.”

 

Partnership Acknowledgement

We remain grateful to Hartford Public Schools for their partnership with this effort.