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North Ridge Elementary School will be Riverside County’s first Computer Science Immersion School

North Ridge Elementary School in the Moreno Valley Unified School District (MVUSD) will become Riverside County’s first Computer Science Immersion School when the year starts August 9, as part of a partnership with Code To The Future, the nation’s leading computer science program for magnet and theme-based schools.

Students at the school will have the opportunity to learn fundamentals of computer coding as part of their daily curriculum. The program will help students develop critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration skills.

MVUSD Superintendent Dr. Martinrex Kedziora said, “North Ridge will be a trendsetter in the county. By starting a program like this at the elementary level, we can graduate students with strong 21st century skills. Research indicates that the computer science industry will have a significant shortage of qualified employees in the future.”

North Ridge will continue to offer the same outstanding instruction with coding integrated in all subjects to enhance learning.

“This is not just a quick program given to educators to implement, but a long-term professional learning opportunity to really get teachers on board with a new way of doing things. It has sustainability and will be a strong program,” said School Board President Cleveland Johnson.

Reflecting on the partnership, Andrew Svehaug, CEO of Code To The Future said, “Together we will teach students the universal language of coding to prepare them to be successful in the global marketplace.”

North Ridge will hold a kick-off celebration on Friday, August 25 at 5:30 p.m.

As previously announced, all Moreno Valley Unified schools will offer a coding class and club through a Coding For All grant.