Preparing for PARCC
PARCC tests have replaced CSAP and TCAP testing as the standardized assessment for Colorado students and will be administered at Heritage on March 11-12 and April 29-30. The tests, which have been adopted by 12 states, will be a more effective measure of student knowledge and growth, according to the PARCC website.
Cracking the code
On Monday, December 8, Heritage students were introduced to a whole new language: not Portuguese, not Greek, but computer code. As a part of Computer Science Education Week, an international project to involve more students in computer science, Heritage AP Computer Science classes hosted an “hour of code” event during fourth, fifth and sixth periods.