Technology is an integral part of the high school experience. At Alverno Heights Academy, our mission is to prepare our students for 21st century learning by mastering skills of locating, analyzing, and creatively communicating information effectively. Our technology courses focus on preparing students to become independent users of technology, for academic and artistic purposes.

Technology is all about change; building confidence allows our students to adapt and grow with the software over time, preparing them for lifelong learning.

Chair: KC Merchant, M.A., State University of New York at Albany


Computer Science: This introductory computer science course will teach students the fundamental concepts of computer programming in a more user-friendly and gentle format than the AP-level course.  Students will learn about traditional programming concepts such as variables, loops, conditionals, procedures, lists, algorithms, complexity, concurrency, recursion, object-oriented design, classes, and inheritance.  In addition, the course will cover the history of computing, the future of computing, and the relevance of computing to society. This course is geared towards any student with an interest in computers and requires no prior coursework or experience.  Prerequisite: “B” or higher in Algebra.

Yearbook:  Students become publishers of the Troubadour, Alverno’s yearbook.  Students are trained in copy writing, photography, and design.  Students work to produce a professional product while learning cooperation and teamwork.   Prerequisites: “B” in English and Department Approval.

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