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Cerritos Elementary

Cerritos Computer Science Immersion Magnet

Cerritos students have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of computer coding as part of their daily curriculum. Teachers engage students through block and text-based coding activities to enhance their educational experiences.

Students use computer science and coding to learn about problem-solving and team-building while developing their critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration skills.

Cerritos Elementary School
Phone: (818) 244-7207
Address: 120 E. Cerritos Avenue, Glendale, CA 91205
Principal: Dr. Diana Hernandez
Contact: Arthur Tashkesen

Code to the Future

Code to the Future logoCerritos Elementary Computer Science Immersion Magnet is proud to partner with Code to the Future! 

Coding at Cerritos

  • All students TK - 6th grade code at Cerritos! The coding program is taught during the day as part of the curriculum.
  • Coding projects are integrated into the science, social studies, and English language arts curriculum.

There are 3 cycles of coding in one year (1 per trimester)  

  • Cycle 1: All students begin with Scratch or Scratch Jr. which is a block-based coding program. Students begin by adding sprites, backgrounds, sound, and motion and advance to coding a full presentation in core academic subject areas like science and social studies as well as creating games. 
  • Cycle 2: During the second cycle, students in TK -1st grade work with Lego bricks to design a 3-D project, which is then coded using Scratch. Students in grades 2-3 work with the LEGO Spike Essential robots. They assemble the robots and create a story line that ties into the coding and movement of the robots. Students in grades 4-6 assemble and code the LEGO Spike Prime robots to create different motions, such as behaving as a specific animal to completing a full mission. 
  • Cycle 3: In the third cycle, students in grades 3-6 move from block-based coding to text coding using Python. Projects are integrated into the curriculum where students develop a world based on what is being learned in the core curriculum.  

Coding Cycles Chart