MEDIA ADVISORY
Media Contact:                       
  Monica Lopez                          
626.396.3625                          
May 18, 2016
FIRST CLASS OF APP ACADEMY AT PASADENA HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS TO GRADUATE
Senior Capstone Showcase Friday, May 20, 2016

PASADENA, CA - The first class to graduate from the Pasadena Educational Foundation supported App Academy at Pasadena High School will be holding a Senior Capstone Showcase on Friday, May 20, 2016 from 10:30 A.M. - 12:30 P.M. The App Academy at Pasadena High School is an innovative four-year high school program in the Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) where students learn computer science through mobile, web, and game development.
 
The showcase will feature final projects that seniors have been working on for five months, varying from a first-person horror adventure game, a city cost-of-living comparison web application, and an R2D2-style articulating mobile robot.
 
Curriculum content for the four-year program is based on cutting-edge industry and research practices and is approved by the UCOP (University of California Office of the President). Computer science courses are focused on teaching the in-demand skills and languages of top companies such as Google, Apple, and Facebook. Classes are designed to teach topics and skills through engaging, rigorous projects that mirror industry products or applications
 
Media are invited to join students, teachers, curriculum developers, PUSD and PEF staff at the 2016 App Academy Senior Capstone Showcase to celebrate the inaugural class's achievements and experience the culmination of their 4 years in the academy.
 
What: App Academy at Pasadena High School
           2016 Senior Capstone Showcase
 
When: Friday, May 20, 2016
            10:30AM-12:30PM
          
Where: Pasadena High School
             Abel Franco Theater (PHS Little Theater)
             2925 E Sierra Madre Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91107
 
RSVP: Monica Lopez, mlopez@pasedfoundation.org or (626) 396-3625
 
For scheduling purposes.
Photo's will be made available after the showcase.
 
Directions & Parking:
The event is at the Pasadena High School Little Theater (also known as the "Abel Franco Theater"), which is located on the east-side of the PHS campus. To get there, enter the campus from Washington Blvd., and park inside of the gate in the staff lot. Main entrance to the theater is on the east-side of the building.

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Pasadena Educational Foundation (PEF) is a nonprofit organization that advocates for public education, engages the community, and develops resources to support excellent education for every Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD) student.
Whether it be through the arts, music, health centers, gardens, or STEM programs they support, PEF is dedicated to creating a better future for the public school students of Altadena, Pasadena, and Sierra Madre. http://pased.org 

The Pasadena Unified School District (PUSD)  serves pre-K to 12th grade students in a 76-square mile area that includes the communities of Altadena, Pasadena, Sierra Madre and unincorporated parts of Los Angeles County. Pasadena Unified School District provides a caring, engaging and challenging educational experience for over 17,000 students every day.  http://pusd.us