The Technology Student Association (TSA) offers middle school (MS) and high school (HS) students who are interested in Computer Science (CS) and Information Technology (IT), opportunities to apply their skills and knowledge through relevant competitions and leadership activities, as well as to expand their 21st century skills. (Download the press release.)
TSA CS middle and high school competitions are aligned with the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) standards; the high school CS competitions also are aligned with the AP Computer Science Standards. A crosswalk with the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) standards is anticipated in 2020.
Receive a free TSA CS Kit featuring seven downloadable PDFs to learn how to start your TSA chapter, get involved in TSA CS competitions, and much more. The kit includes free flyers and a poster to help you spread the word!
TSA COMPUTER SCIENCE COMPETITIONS
TSA CS competitions are designed to be integrated into an existing CS curriculum:
TSA COMPUTER SCIENCE FAQs
“In the TSA Software Development competition, I worked with a team of coders to achieve a common goal—which has helped to improve my teamwork and communication skills. This experience inspired me to choose Computer Science as my college major.”
—Andrew T., Georgia
“TSA brings an added dimension to my Computer Science classroom. Students use what they are learning to compete in areas such as coding and software development—and at the same time—develop crucial 21st century skills in communication, collaboration, critical thinking, and creativity. I can’t think of another program that combines rigorous, intracurricular competitions with the universal leadership skills necessary for tomorrow’s careers.”
—Tammy V., South Carolina
“TSA student members are more mature and focused than other people their age. It is obvious that they appreciate and enjoy the experience of participating in TSA’s STEM-based competitions. I attended a STEM-focused high school. Now that I am working in the cybersecurity industry, I would have greatly benefited from participating in an organization such as TSA.”
—Kevin C., New York
Limited Time, FREE Offer: Advance Your Career!
TSA partner CompTIA wants to help TSA chapter advisors and teachers in grades 6–12, and TSA state advisors, become certified in ITF+, an introduction to basic information technology knowledge and skills. It's offering a free ITF+ e-book—including a study guide—and a free certification exam voucher. Sign up to:
- gain new and expanded knowledge to help you teach STEM in better ways
- strengthen job security with more knowledge of tech
CompTIA also is offering teachers who complete and pass the exam by February 29, 2020 as part of this promotion, an entry into a drawing for a $100 Amazon e-gift card!