PCR Dual Credit Students Create Mobile Apps & Video Games

When Providence Cristo Rey sophomore Leairra Carter first heard about the iDEW class, she was excited to learn something new. "I always wanted to learn how to code. We ended up learning HTML, CSS, and JavaScript to create our trivia app," says Leairra.

The Informatics Diversity-Enhanced Workforce (iDEW) program, is a workforce development initiative from the IUPUI School of Informatics and Computing. Providence Cristo Rey is one of four participating Indianapolis high schools. Students earn college credit in courses focused on coding, the Internet of Things, and robotics.

Each semester, students present group projects for a panel of judges. This semester's courses focused on designing mobile apps and video games. Students prepared a functional game for judges to play.