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  • Mariposa Computer Science Magnet School (MCSMS) has partnered with Code To The Future (CTTF), the nation’s leading Computer Science program for Magnet Schools, to close the science gap by giving all students the opportunity to develop coding skills as part of the daily curriculum. Code To The Future is America’s first Comprehensive Solution for Computer Science Immersion — making schools more fun while preparing kids for the future.

    Why Computer Science? The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment of computer and information technology occupations will grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. Our students need these skills to be competitive in the future job market. Additionally, over 90% of parents indicate that they want more Computer Science Education opportunities for their children, yet only 6% of Superintendents perceive this demand. Lancaster School District has set Mariposa Computer Science Magnet School apart from other schools.

    What do students do at MCSMS? Teaching methods integrate both Programming and Game Design, giving students a well–rounded understanding of how to utilize technology to create. This is a paradigm shift for kids, transitioning them from being just players to being creators. Cycle 1 introduces students to block coding through the Scratch programming language developed by MIT. Cycle 2 combines block coding skills with LEGOs and LEGO Robotics. In Cycle 3, grades TK-K further develop their Scratch coding skills, while grades 1st-6th learn the behind the scenes action with actual coding of players in Minecraft (as opposed to just playing) with a focus on block coding and JavaScript. Students at MCSMS use their coding and robotics skills to create projects across the curriculum. The possibilities are endless!

    Where can I learn more? Contact us to learn how your child can get started on a learning skills they can use in a promising career path. Not interested in a computer coding job? No problem! Our program teaches skills needed in any job: problem solving, creative thinking, perseverance, patience, organization and collaboration through coding in the classroom. 

    To learn more about Code to the Future, watch the following video:

     

    Lancaster City TV video highlights of Mariposa Computer Science Magnet School

    CODE To The Future: Year 1 EPIC Build II (2018-2019 School Year)

     Mrs. Hill's 3rd Grade Class

    Overview - All Grades

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    Characteristic of the Month

    kindness and empathy

     

    kindness

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    Noun

    1. the state or quality of being kind
    2. a kind act; favor
    3. kind behavior
    4. friendly feeling; liking

     

    empathy

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    Noun

    1. the psychological identification with or vicarious experiencing of the feelings, thoughts, or attitudes of another.
    2. the imaginative ascribing to an object, as a natural object or work of art, feelings or attitudes present in oneself.
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  • Mariposa's "Strive for 5" Incentive Brochure

    In conjunction with Lancaster School District's "Strive for 5" campaign, Mariposa is continuing efforts on the home front to reward good attendance behaviors. Mariposa Computer Science Magnet School has produced a brochure of all the fabulous prizes a student can earn based on their attendance! Check them out! (English & Spanish)

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    California PBIS 2017-2018 Recognized School

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  • Imagine Learning School of Excellence 2017-2018

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