By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– On December 11th, local charter school Mojave River Academy participated in The Hour of Code, hosting one of almost 200,000 events held worldwide in celebration of Computer Science Education Week.
The Hour of Code is designed to introduce students to computer science, demystifying code and shows that anybody can learn the basics, reaching tens of millions of students across 180+ countries, according to The Hour of Code website. The event also informs students on careers associated with skills in computer science.
Students of all grades participated in the movement, as they learned how to program computers in a fun and engaging manner, which made lessons interactive and beneficial at the same time.
“it is entertaining and the game makes you use your mind and be logical. It is frustrating but in a good way,” said 12th grader Jaycine Pinuelas.
Students enjoyed the event, and earned certificates to commemorate the experience.
Mojave River Academy is a free public charter school where students in grades K-12 can participate in an independent study/ home school program with individualized support for all students. Students are encouraged to participate in enrichment activities such as the Hour of Code to make their school experience more meaningful.