Sunset HS Tech
Sunset High School's Computer Science & Engineering department
Computer Science & Engineering
Three teachers make up the faculty for Sunset High School's Computer Science and Engineering department: Jason Galbraith, Cady Geer, and Matt Geer. We’re extremely proud of our students and staff, who are always eager to learn, create and grow together.
Sunset offers two Career Pathways - Computer Science and Engineering. Each pathway offers tiers of classes which prepare students for what comes after high school, be that college, certification, or straight to industry. Pathway completers must take at least 3 credits of pathway classes, including the capstone course (Java for Computer Science, Engineering Capstone for Engineering), and complete an industry experience. See Pathway maps below.
The Computer Science and Engineering department at Sunset offers 20 different classes over 2 Career Pathways. Click here to see our course options.
We have a number of activities for students outside of class. From clubs and camps to volunteer opportunities and field trips, there are many ways for students to be involved.
In addition to classes and school activities, the Sunset CS & E department helps to promote Computer Science and Engineering for all students. Click here to find out how!
Jason Galbraith started his career with a Master’s Degree in Artificial Intelligence, but then realized he enjoyed teaching humans to think like computers more than teaching computers to think like humans. At Sunset, his classes are project based approaches to a variety of computer science topics and include the program's two dual-credit opportunities. He also coaches video game teams, mentors programming teams, and runs a few after-school clubs.
Cady Geer has been a hardware geek since birth. She loves Legos, robots, gears, circuit boards, programming...all the things that make technology work. It seems almost inevitable that she would end up teaching tech. She also loves to read, play D&D, play the guitar, go geocaching, crafts a ton, and goes camping at every opportunity. She loves Sunset and her students and feels very fortunate to have such a supportive school. She's been a CS & E teacher at Sunset for 9 years and looks forward to growing the program even more!
Matt Geer has worn a lot of hats in his career - from architectural drafter to diagnostic mechanic and back. The commonality is using tools and technology to solve problems and build cool stuff. By joining the Engineering program at Sunset, he gets to pass that excitement on to students in a variety of classes! He's been a CS & E teacher at Sunset for 3 years and is enjoying the students and classes he gets to teach.
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