Flatiron School Brings Coding to High School Students in Miami

February 18, 2015

8:00 pm

New York City’s coding school for web and mobile development, Flatiron School, is partnering with Palmer Trinity School to offer courses to local high school students. Flatiron Pre-College Academy at Palmer Trinity will be the first program of its kind in Miami, providing students aged thirteen through eighteen with hands-on training and inspiring them to explore their passion for technology.

With Miami’s growing tech sector, the need for technical talent has never been greater. The curriculum is based on The Flatiron School’s rigorous Web Development Immersive, which is known for helping graduates launch careers as developers at companies such as The New York Times, MakerBot, Etsy, Kickstarter and J.Crew. The company recently raised $5.5M in funding.

“We are thrilled to be working with Palmer Trinity School to help foster the next generation of technology leaders in South Florida,” said Adam Enbar, Chief Executive Officer of The Flatiron School. “It’s never too early to learn these critical skills – especially as college computer science courses become more popular, and therefore more competitive – and we encourage Flatiron Pre-College Academy to create projects in our classrooms that utilize their other interests, such as sports or the arts. Palmer Trinity’s beautiful campus will provide the perfect learning environment for local students to discover the endless possibilities of code.”

Ninety-nine percent of adult graduates are now employed as software engineers at these prestigious companies and others, with an average starting salary of $74,000. Like The Flatiron School’s adult students, Flatiron Pre-College Academy students will work together to build and launch web applications using tools such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, and Ruby.

“Palmer Trinity is proud to be offering local students a summer program of this caliber,” stated Patrick Roberts, Head of School. “The goal of Flatiron Pre-College Academy at Palmer Trinity is to give students a comprehensive understanding of the technologies used to build some of the world’s most popular websites and applications, and to broaden their horizon of what’s available in this sector.”

Students in Flatiron Pre-College Academy at Palmer Trinity will have the option of enrolling in up to three full-time sessions beginning June, 2015. Scholarships will be available for students who are already active in the technology community or who have demonstrated financial need.

 

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Camila has been heavily active in South Florida’s tech startup community, where she is a co-host of a local radio show called pFunkcast. Camila previously worked at Greenpeace International and the Organization of the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) in various communication roles. A proud Brazilian who spent most of he life in Peru, she is passionate about traveling and documentaries.

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