The Foundation for Portland Public Schools is thrilled to announce a grant to create a new computer lab at Casco Bay High School (CBHS). Thanks to generous support from the Gladys Brooks Foundation, CBHS will create a computer lab this winter. Soon, every high school in the district will have a lab equipped with computers powerful enough for computer science coursework such as coding and web design. CBHS also intends to use these more powerful devices for “intensives,” or short courses on game development, songwriting, and documentary filmmaking.
This is a powerful step in addressing the opportunity gaps that our students face. The new lab will guarantee full access to all students, rather than relying on students to bring their own devices or using Chromebooks, which meet the needs of most courses but not advanced STEM curriculum.