Students take a year-long course that focuses primarily on the technological skills students need throughout the JBS experience: G Suite applications, the Canvas learning management system, research skills, video creation and editing, data analysis, digital citizenship and the responsible use of technology. When possible, the seventh-grade curriculum connects with projects in core classes, particularly History and Science, to reinforce covered topics.
Students engage in a semester-long course in coding, building and solidifying essential programming and logic skills. The 8th grade capstone project requires students to leverage and apply what they know by coding an open-ended, interactive, story-based adventure game.
At the high school level, students have elective options in web page design and programming that fulfill the Practical Arts graduation requirement. In addition to electives, high school students with a passion for Computer Science have two full credit programming options: Mobile Application Development and AP Computer Science.