About Computer Science Discoveries
Computer Science Discoveries is an asynchronous and online course that teaches students how to design, build, and publish their own VR experiences. This course gives students a comprehensive background of spatial computing and computer science, as well as an introduction to VR and the Engage spatial computing platform.
Students who complete this year-long course will have the opportunity to earn 3 credit hours at Mississippi State University for PCS 4103 VR Content Creation in addition to earning high school credit.
180+ Companies Building in Engage’s Content Editor
“3M is utilizing the ENGAGE platform to build their own MetaWorld ‘3M Home’ to keep employees connected and build unique VR customer experiences. This is only the beginning of what we have codenamed ENGAGE Oasis where we will be putting the full power of ENGAGE into the hands of businesses globally to build their own MetaWorlds however they choose.”
– David Whelan, CEO, ENGAGE XR Holdings Plc.
The Growing Field of Computer Sciences
The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that jobs in computers and math are expected to grow 22% between 2020 and 2030, much faster than most other jobs.
The VR market is expected to grow by more than 40% each year for the next six years.
The spatial computing market is expected to grow from $17.8 billion in 2022 to $187.5 billion by 2028. This is a fast growth rate of over 60% per year.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics says that the middle salary for computer and math jobs was $100,910 in 2021.
Dual Credit Opportunity
Students who register for the Computer Science Discoveries course can choose to take the course for dual enrollment credit through Mississippi State University for the course PCS 4103 VR Content Creation.
If you choose to take this course for dual enrollment credit, this course will be shown on your official college transcript as well as your official high school transcript.
Ready to Enroll Your Child?
- Apply: Click here to apply today.
- Enroll: After application completion, you will be emailed a link to our enrollment packets. Please select the Computer Science Discoveries enrollment packet. You will be required to submit your child’s birth certificate, parent/guardian ID and two forms of residency. If your child is currently enrolled in a Florida public school, they will also need a signed document from their school guidance counselor. Click here to download the school guidance counselor form.
- Start: After enrollment is complete, you will receive your child’s login credentials to begin the course.
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Bring this Course to Your School
Computer Science Discoveries for dual enrollment credit is available to your school and/or school district. Connect with our team today firstname.lastname@example.org to learn more.
Pricing and Other Information
Computer Science Discoveries is tuition free for Florida students by enrolling full- or part-time in Optima Academy Online. This course is also available in Florida, Arizona and Idaho through Educational Scholarship Accounts.
After application completion, you will be emailed a link to Optima Academy Online’s enrollment packets. Please select and complete the Computer Science Discoveries packet. The student’s birth certificate, parent/guardian ID and two forms of residency will be needed for registration.
OAO’s Computer Science Discoveries is taught online and asynchronously. This course is recommended for high school students, but middle schoolers with an interest or aptitude for Computer Science are welcome to take this course. Students do not need a Virtual Reality (VR) headset to access any course material or earn completion certificate. This course is not set to a completion schedule, so students may work through course material as time permits. However, a one-year timeline is recommended.