Mission Statement

In an age where the economy is global and computers and Internet use is essential, it is important to understand how a worldwide economy and evolving technology will affect what and how we learn, career trends and employment outlook, and lifestyle and quality of life choices. The Computer Science Department is actively growing to meet the interests and demands of incoming students of any grade or ability level. Concordia Preparatory School attempts to offer students courses to develop skills and values relative to being an effective student and competent professional learning and working in an economically and technologically connected world – all to the Glory of God.

Faculty

  • Mr. Douglas Erickson (Chairperson) – Concordia University Nebraska – B.S.
  • Mr. Donnell Brown – Stevenson University – B.S., Bethany College – M.A.
  • Ms. Danielle Tornabene – Bucknell University – B.S.
  • Mrs. Amanda Trapani (Director of Technology) – Towson University – B.S.

Courses of Study

  • Middle School Computer Science Discoveries (semester course)
  • Middle School Robotics (semester course)
  • Middle School Coding (semester course)
  • 21st Century Technology
  • Robotics I
  • Financial Literacy
  • AP Computer Science Principles
  • AP Computer Science A
  • Python Programming
  • Technology Support*

*Technology Support Highlights – Our technology support students use analytical and problem-solving skills to resolve student, faculty, and staff technical problems. These students develop troubleshooting skills to diagnose and resolve problems for various types of computer equipment, including printers, laptops, projectors, and Chromebooks. They use a cloud-based help desk system to manage support tickets. One of our technology support students recently configured the technology equipment for the fall drama production, and another student assisted the technology department with the configuration of the Middle School interactive smart boards.

Technology Facility Improvements

  • Instructional technology was upgraded in all Middle School classrooms with interactive projectors and interactive smart boards during the summer of 2021.
  • The school’s wireless network was upgraded during the spring of 2021, which included outdoor wireless Internet access.
  • The school’s video surveillance system was replaced during the summer of 2020, which includes both indoor and outdoor security cameras.
  • We replaced the school’s phone system during the summer of 2020, added phones to every classroom, and upgraded our internal campus paging system for announcements and emergency notifications.