Written By: chris on April 15, 2014 No Comment
Tech Academy Creates New Image for Richmond (DAHS)

Disappointed by the negative references continually applied to the City of Richmond, DeAnza students within the Information Technology Academy (ITA) decided to take matters into their own hands. Students opted to participate in a new logo design exercise in order to spin the city’s negative image into that of a positive one.  To illustrate this [...]

Written By: peggy on April 4, 2014 No Comment
KHS Microsoft Job Shadow

Twenty students from Kennedy High IT Academy recently visited Microsoft located in Palo Alto, CA.  The students were given a tour of the Microsoft Headquarters as well as job shadowed in several departments including Research & Development and Microsoft’s search engine, Bing. After the tour, the students attended various workshops which included a computer programming [...]

Written By: chris on March 27, 2014 No Comment
Talking to the Future

On Friday, March 21st, The I.T. Academy at El Cerrito High had the wonderful opportunity to attend the annual “Talking to the Future” event at the Computer History Museum in Mountain View. The purpose of the event was to bring high school students together with a diverse group of innovators to share ideas on how [...]

Written By: chris on January 16, 2014 No Comment

From a connection that started between soccer parents, Berkeley Lab’s Computing Sciences organization has developed an ongoing outreach program with the IT Academy at Kennedy High School in Richmond. This summer, that connection led to summer jobs for three Kennedy graduates, giving them hands-on experience and a paycheck.

Jose Sierra (left) and James Lee (Right). Photo [...]

Written By: chris on December 2, 2013 No Comment

On Thursday, December 5th, the I.T. Academy at El Cerrito High School will be having a special guest speaker. Bryan Chee, the Director and Founder of the Advanced Network Computer Laboratory in the School of Ocean and Earth Science Technology at the University of Hawai’i at Manoa, will be speaking to our Junior and Senior [...]