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K-8 Course Descriptions » Computer


SPS has long been a Diocesan leader in providing a formal Computer class to all grades, K-8, and is a Catholic Schools for Tomorrow Technology Award winner.   

Our formal Computer classes are taught by a Golden Apple Award-winning teacher.  Every SPS student from Grades K-8 attends Computer class weekly in our Apple-based computer lab. The over-reaching goal of the SPS Computer Curriculum is to help students become highly competent, confident, and ethical computer users.  

Highlights of the curriculum include:

  • Progressive skill development in the areas of keyboarding, word processing, database management, spreadsheet creation, presentation, Internet use, digital drawing, and Web page design
  • Introduction to programming concepts
  • Use of a variety of software to complete both individual and collaborative projects
  • Development of high skill and confidence levels using common applications such as the Microsoft Office Suite
  • Instruction on technology-related ethical and safety issues
  • Introduction to robotics and robotics programming for Grades 6-8
  • Opportunity for advanced students to prepare an annual entry for the Carnegie Science Center Computer Fair (Grades 6-8)