The second cohort of Computer Science and Software Engineering Academy students gathered on June 6th to meet their instructor, tour the classroom, and even work together as classmates for the first time.
The Computer Science and Software Engineering Academy (CSSEA) Class of 2020 was officially welcomed to the school on June 6th with an accepted students night hosted at the Academy. The event featured presentations by Mrs. Jessica Cangelosi-Hade, Director of the CSSEA, and Mr. Mike Gurysh, Vice Principal for Curriculum in Math & Science at Delaware Valley Regional High School (DVRHS) as well as an instructor for the CSSEA. Students also took the opportunity to introduce themselves to their classmates and work together on a brief activity focused on utilizing Arduino technology to produce sounds from pieces of fruit. “Tonight was an opportunity to answer any questions parents might want addressed, as well as a chance for the Class of 2020 to officially come together for the first time and become familiar with one another,” said Mrs. CangelosiHade. The Class of 2020 marks the second cohort the CSSEA has accepted. The incoming class will increase total enrollment in the program to over 50 students, and that number is expected to approach 100 students when the Class of 2022 is accepted in two years. “This is an exciting time for Hunterdon County Vocational School District (HCVSD) as we continue to expand and fulfill the educational demands of the county,” said Dr. Kimberly Metz, Superintendent of HCVSD. It is anticipated that applications for the Class of 2021 will be due by January 1st, 2017. Interview and testing dates will be made available during the 2016-17 school year, and parents are encouraged to reach out to Dan Sexton at (908) 788-1119 x 2024 with any questions they may have regarding the application process.