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Which high school classes to take for a career in IT

How to choose online courses to prepare for computer training

Information Technology (IT) is a field with a lot of job opportunities. Just about every workplace relies on computers and needs trained IT specialists. Experienced programmers, engineers, software designers, and front-end website developers can all enjoy high wages and job security with IT training.

eAchieve Academy is an online, public charter school. Tuition is free for Wisconsin students under the age of 21. Our curriculum includes a huge selection of courses for anyone interested in IT, including AP Computer Science and AP Computer Science Principles classes. Start taking online classes full- or part-time to learn all about IT and computer programming.

what high school classes you should take to become an I.T. professional

Recommended high school classes for Information Technology

To prepare for a career in IT, you need prepare by taking the right high school classes:

Information Technology (IT) courses

This is an easy one. eAchieve Academy has multiple Information Technology (IT) classes available for high school students who want to prepare for a college major or career in tech. Classes cover programming basics like HTML, CSS, and JAVA. AP classes introduce Python programming language.

Additional classes cover digital imaging and web design for front-end development. Our online course teach users how to navigate databases with Libre Office and Google Docs.

The best classes for serious techs are AP Computer Science Principles and AP Computer Science A. Passing the AP exam in high school can earn you college credit. Skip Computers 101 by using your high school knowledge to test out and into higher level classes.

All High School IT Courses

Math courses

Math is found in all computer coding. Programming algorithms rely on math formulas to run. Take a pre-college math class or dive into geometry with online classes from eAchieve. The more classes you take in high school, the better you’ll be prepared for college-level mathematics.

eAchieve Academy has two college-level AP Calculus courses. Calculus is often a prerequisite for college IT and Computer Science courses. The classes last two semester to form a complete school year.

All High School Math Courses

Science courses

Information Technology is closely tied to the sciences. At eAchieve, you should start with the basics of physics and chemistry.

Take an introductory Physics class early on so you can take one or two of our AP Physics classes before you graduate. Scoring well on the AP exam can count towards your college credit.

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English courses

Computers may have their own coding languages, but you need a good understanding of English to learn new IT techniques. In fact, IT professionals often rely on the Internet for regular updates on what works and what doesn’t. You need excellent comprehension skills to keep up with the latest computer news. eAchieve English classes are available at every grade and skill level.

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Other ways to prepare for an IT career in high school

IT Support ServicesUniversities can only accept a limited number of students each year. They look at GPAs, class history, personal attributes, and more to determine which students to accept. eAchieve Academy has courses to help you fill out your transcript. Our elective classes cover physical fitness, cooking, music, and art.

A lot of IT experts have taught themselves different programming languages or design elements. See if you can put your new skills to good use by eAchieve service learning. Volunteer to upgrade the computer system at your local library, a hospital, or other community center. These selfless services can be counted towards your required service learning credit. Ask your counselor how to make this happen!

Computer Technology programs at the nation’s top colleges & tech institutes

Start off your IT career by getting into a great college. eAchieve Academy career-planning resources and counselors have helped our graduates get into colleges, universities, and institutes all over the world.

Since IT is such a popular field, specialty programs have become very competitive. Private and Ivy League universities are already tough, so go the extra mile in high school by taking Honors and AP classes. Advanced IT classes make you stand out from other applicants.

Find out the top high school classes needed for college admission in Wisconsin and nationwide. We’ve helped our students get into their dream schools.

eAchieve Academy has the resources to help you prepare for many Computer Science careers:

More About eAchieve Academy

eAchieve Academy is an online K-12 public charter school based in Waukesha, Wisconsin. Our classes are available to Wisconsin students no matter where they are located. When you enroll in eAchieve, you can travel or work without falling behind in your classes. Students come to us because we offer them freedom and flexibility.

Our online school is fully accredited with completely FREE enrollment and tuition for Wisconsin students 21 and under. Eligible students may get a FREE laptop to do their studies online and then keep.

The diploma you receive eAchieve Academy is identical to the high school diploma of any other Wisconsin public school. The only difference is you get to learn from anywhere you want! Learn more about how eAchieve Academy works for full- and part-time students.

Contact eAchieve for more information or to enroll in high school IT courses online.
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