Why Computer Science?

Outside of higher education, computer science today is one of the most underrepresented and understudied subjects in the United States, yet the demand for programming and critical thinking skills is at an all-time high. The facts below drive Excel Public Charter School towards a STEM-focused educational program design that will help prepare our scholars for the jobs this region offers. 


High school students in the U.S. who have taken a computer science course


Computer science degrees earned by women


High Schools in the U.S. that offer an AP computer science course

The highest paid college major upon graduation on average is computer science

The number of unfilled jobs in computer science by 2020

Everyone in this country should learn how to program a computer…because it teaches you how to think.

Steve Jobs

Founder, Apple