Software Development - Applications
Speaking the Language of Computers
If gaming and apps are your thing, this is the course for you! Explore the history of game design while learning and utilizing the phases in the game development cycle. Learn the process of the design and implementation of software applications, including games, from initial research and development to the end goal of implementation. Students will learn what they need to create a functioning application by the end of this course.
This is a semester-long offering to be paired with another course from the Computer Science Pathway. Please be mindful of prerequisites.
MIC Accelerated Early Bachelor Degree Program
Students who take Network Engineering at Summit Technology Academy their junior year AND have a 3.0 unweighted GPA/95% attendance may also choose to participate in a university partnership program called Missouri Innovation Campus (MIC), in which students begin to earn a systems engineering OR cybersecurity bachelor’s degree while still in high school. The bachelor’s degree is offered through the University of Central Missouri- Lee’s Summit. This program helps to significantly reduce the overall cost of a bachelor’s degree. Students will participate in extensive paid internship opportunities with companies such as Epiq, DST, Cerner, Riskanalystics, and many more. Students who qualify and have interest, must mark that they are interested on their STA Online Application.
"You have to think of every single thing that could possibly go wrong. That’s how you have to think like a programmer."
-Bradley Covington, Lee’s Summit North High School
- Software Development - Java or PLTW Computer Science A and a teacher recommendation
- Grade: 11 or 12
- Proficient in Keyboarding, min. 30 wpm
- Reading/Writing at 10th grade level or higher
- Algebra II with a B- or better OR previous programming knowledge
- 2.5 GPA (Unweighted)
- 90% Attendance
- Outside class Internet access is required.
PLTW Member School Prerequisites:
- PLTW Computer Science Principles
High School Credits: 3 units (2 semesters)
LSR7 Weighted Credit: .666
NON Lee's Summit Schools Weighted Credit: Varies by School
College Dual Credit:UCM CS 1820
Applications for the 2024-2025 school year are now open!!