Artificial Intelligence

Discover the World of AI: A Journey for High School Students

According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF), a new era is unfolding before us. The  latest report reveals a startling yet exciting fact: Artificial Intelligence (AI) is set to impact almost 40% of jobs worldwide. This isn’t just about technology replacing jobs; it is about AI revolutionizing them and creating new opportunities. Here is your chance to be at the forefront of this change!

Chart of AI's impact on jobs.

Why should you learn about AI?

In today’s rapidly evolving digital world, artificial intelligence (AI) is not just a buzzword but a revolutionary force reshaping our future. As high school students are standing on the brink of this exciting technological era, learning AI is no longer just an option – it’s a necessity. Here’s why:

1. Unlocking Future Opportunities: AI is the driving force behind emerging careers. By understanding AI, you’re not just preparing for the jobs of today but pioneering the jobs of tomorrow.

2. Solving Real-World Problems: AI isn’t just about robots and algorithms; it’s a tool to tackle global challenges. From climate change to healthcare, AI offers innovative solutions.

3. Enhancing Critical Thinking: AI education goes beyond coding. It nurtures critical thinking, problem-solving, and creativity, skills vital in any field you choose to pursue.

4. Empowering Digital Literacy: In an age where technology governs our lives, AI literacy is as fundamental as reading and writing. It’s about understanding the world around you.

5. Fueling Curiosity and Innovation: AI is at the forefront of innovation. Delving into AI means engaging with cutting-edge technology and fueling your curiosity.

6. Global Connectivity: AI connects you with global issues and communities, preparing you to be a global citizen in a digital world.

By embracing AI education now, you’re not just learning a subject; you’re equipping yourself with the knowledge, skills, and mindset to thrive in an AI-driven future. So, are you ready to be a part of this AI revolution? Join us and shape the future!

Course Offerings

  • Open to all 9th-12th graders

Step into the captivating realm of Artificial Intelligence with this dynamic high school course crafted especially for the innovators of tomorrow! AI isn’t a static field—it’s a groundbreaking force that evolves daily, driving innovations like self-driving cars and intelligent virtual assistants. Recognizing the dynamic nature of AI, this course will be continuously updated, reflecting the latest advancements and breakthroughs. Dive deep into core concepts like machine learning, neural networks, and the principles behind autonomous vehicles. Engage in hands-on exploration by creating your own machine learning projects, and gear up to compete in the WAICY (World Artificial Intelligence Competition for Youth). Beyond theory, grasp the real-time intricacies of AI as we adapt and grow with the ever-changing landscape. No prior tech knowledge is needed, just your passion and curiosity to explore AI in the modern world. If you have any questions, please contact Mai Vu at [email protected].

Have you ever thought about diving into the world of programming? This beginner-friendly course is your perfect starting point to master Python. Python, known as the “Swiss army knife” of coding, powers an impressive range of applications—whether it’s rocketing to the moon, managing financial portfolios, or breaking scientific barriers. No prior experience? Only toyed with block coding? No worries! We utilize the engaging environment of Jupyter Notebooks and physical computing with the Raspberry Pi and the Micro:bit to ensure you grasp the essence of Python. This course is thoughtfully designed for everyone. If your future sights are set on business, finance, or scientific pursuits, and you’re curious about Python, look no further. This course is for you. If you have any questions, please contact Mai Vu at [email protected].

This course explores the transformative power of artificial intelligence in contemporary commerce. Participants will uncover how AI revolutionizes marketing, from predictive analytics to tailoring personalized consumer experiences. Given AI’s advanced capacity to generate content, this course provides hands-on projects showcasing this potential in business settings. Activities include formulating AI-driven marketing strategies, crafting logos using generative design, designing AI-generated websites, and employing AI as an assistant for business communications. By the course’s conclusion, students will have a deep understanding of AI’s role in the business realm and gain hands-on experience using AI tools for practical commercial outcomes. Perfect for forward-thinking business students, this course seamlessly blends technological innovation with business insight, preparing students for the ever-evolving world of commerce. If you have any questions, please contact Mai Vu at [email protected].

  • Open to all 9th-12th graders

What is “the cloud”? What happens when you use “the cloud”?  Did you know that you are using the cloud when you watch your favorite Netflix show, scroll through your Instagram feed, or use Google?

This course will open your eyes to the foundations of the future! Leveraging coursework by Amazon Web Services (AWS) Academy, students will learn about the cutting edge of technology infrastructure. Student will explore:

  • The core concepts of cloud computing including services, security, architecture, and more
  • The business case for cloud computing
  • Emerging technology use cases enabled by cloud
  • How cloud computing has evolved

Even though this course does not require any prior cloud computing or programming experience, by the end of the semester, you will have created your own AWS Academy Cloud account and gained hands-on experience setting up a cloud service.  This course prepares you to take the AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam at the end of the semester. This will help you gain a competitive advantage in this high-demand industry and can lead to opportunities for higher-level industry certifications.

*Industry Certificate Available*

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