Adding a new host school is always an exciting endeavor for KidsTek. Courtney Wickham, Assistant Principal at Denver Center for International Studies (DCIS) Baker Campus, connected with KidsTek Program Director, Andrew Bissland, this summer and began KidsTek’s newest school partnership. DCIS has a goal to prepare students for college and career by developing multilingual, inter-culturally competent citizens who are actively involved in our rapidly changing world. DCIS Baker is a grade 6-12 secondary school. KidsTek ran a brief summer camp there last month for a group of incoming 9th graders, and will now provide an after school enrichment program for their middle schoolers that will last throughout the school year! KidsTek previously held a program at another DCIS site at Fairmont Elementary.
Max Lewis is the KidsTek instructor for the new DCIS after school program. The program will launch during the second week of September. This is Max’s first time back in person with students since the start of the pandemic. Max shared, “I’m thrilled to be back in the classroom with new students who seem eager to learn all about multimedia, coding, and the other fun KidsTek activities we have!” Max will be using project-based learning to teach a variety of fun and interesting topics for the middle schoolers. KidsTek is so excited to be a part of the DCIS community!