Dear Norwalk High Students, Parents and Guardians:
It is my pleasure to welcome you to Norwalk High School and the Business Academy.
As a member of the Business Academy, one of our goals is to teach you to think like a computer scientist. This way of thinking combines some of the best features of mathematics, engineering and natural science. Like mathematicians, computer scientists use formal languages to denote ideas (specifically computations). Like engineers, they design things, assembling components into systems and evaluating tradeoffs among alternatives. Like scientists, they observe the behavior of complex systems, form hypotheses and test predictions.
The single most important skill for a computer scientist is problem solving. Problem solving means the ability to formulate problems, think creatively about solutions and express a solution clearly and accurately. As it turns out, the process of learning to program is an excellent opportunity to practice problem solving skills. On one level, you will be learning to program, a useful skill by itself. On another level, you will use programming as a means to an end. As we go along, that end will become clearer.
Furthermore, this web site contains contact information, class descriptions, guidelines for success, class schedules, assignments, grades and other online resources. Each section can be accessed in the left column.
If you would like more information, send an email to the address below.
Mr. Vinson Pluma,
Computer Science & Business Instructor
Business Education Department
(562) 868-0431 Ext. 4552 (Classroom: 8am-1pm, Soccer Field: 1:30pm - 4:00pm )