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Open Source

Written By Ethan Alfonso

Open source programming is the development of software that is neither privatized nor restricted in its development and sale. This style of development has been around since the formation of the Free Software movement in the 1980s. At its base concept an open source project is made freely accessible to the public to study, write and distribute as a developer wishes. The title came further when the same movement changed its name to the open source initiative due to ambiguity of the term “free software” not specifically centered around being free to the consumer.

Open source works differently from standard procedure because of its leniency toward public consumption. Compared to nearly all other forms of software license, open source is one of the least rigid ways of owning and distributing content. Under an OS license, an external user can use, display, copy and modify all while the original owner retains copyright. In addition, many types of non-protective OS licenses allow for sublicensing from other products.

Open Source development carries several key advantages with it, including the following:

Transparency

Open source software is by definition open to all, and with that comes an external visibility that is beneficial to the proprietor and the user, as all changes, decisions and updates can be accessed publicly, creating more trust between the consumer and producer.

Affordability

A major draw to OSS is the reduction in cost. Without having to pay hefty costs associated with closed, off-the-shelf proprietary software. This change usually entails the costs of transitioning to OSS and a licence renewal that is substantially less expensive that those given prior.

Flexibility

The use of open-source licensing on a product allows for more fluid reuse and extension of pre-licensed source code. This reduces technical debt, which leaves the OSS adopter to flexibly adapt to the needs of a project as it inevitably evolves. With the adoption of other open source technologies, developers can easily transfer from one developing software to another without vendor lock-in.

The wide-range uses of open source has already been recognised by the most prominent tech companies. Google and Microsoft were early adopters of the methodology, with google supplying over 20 million lines of OS-licensed code. Multiple OS licensors have taken the mantle of aiding rising businesses moving towards open source, the Open Source Initiative being the best recognized of them.

While it might not be the cure-all for copyrighting software, open source should definitely keep a noteworthy place among the computer age. Its availability to adapt software without the red undeniably appeals to both the greatest minds and the greatest accountants, for both altruistic and fiscal reasons. -Ethan Alfonso

What is Cloud Computing??

Written by Ethan Alfonso// Apex High AOIT class of 2017

 

Among recent years in the IT community, the term “cloud computing” has become understood as somewhat nebulous jargon for any who aren’t at a base awareness to it. Wherever the misconceptions arise, the term describes a practice that at base is something everyone either is aware of or actively participating in.

While cloud computing does have a base idea behind it, the edges that define it can become blurred depending who is describing it and for what purpose. The original definition can be settled around something in the range of “utilizing off-location computer servers to use computer services”. The vagueness of using such services is all of what gives cloud computing so much potential, wariness and confusion at once.

To give a scenario, say a small-scale shipper requires a software and communication aspect, and rather than investing in a costly on-site server, invests in cloud computing. Once a cloud service contractor has facilities set up to use and contracts with big customers, they can potentially act as a surrogate for any computing needs of the customer. This is sometimes constituted with a basic infrastructure for a client, allowing them to have a professional/efficient/reliable/etc. interface without requiring to know all of the in’s and out’s of building a server or paying an on-site engineer to handle such things. This form is the most basic type of cloud partitioning, and is referred to as Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS). Some more complex variations of this service allow entire applications to be run by consumers remotely. As a result, consumers require less processing power at a workstation or personal desktop, and therefore can share or allocate that among the cloud. This second type, which builds upon IaaS is called Platform as a Service (PaaS). Data as a Service (DaaS) follows the pattern, but rather than the problem of running applications locally, deals with data storage. This availability of storage lets the consumer not worry about over-allocating memory, and possibly eliminates any need for a set database. The final utilization of cloud computing is Software as a Service (SaaS), where entire applications, interfaces and memory stores can be made available to the client in a matter of hours on subscription basis. Such service can be useful at lowering cost as a response to other contemporary software developers may need hefty requirements on the basis of being a permanent download.

The advantages of cloud computing over its precursor techniques are many. The fluidity provided by allocatable computing lets each client have their own chunk of a server that can change based on individual needs. This leads to more flexible payment options like subscriptions and pay-as-you-go computing. Other advantages include reduced costs, shorter setup times for the clientele and even an increase in size of software markets.

With these pros come some disadvantages as well, that many a remorseful buyer is wary of. Not all cloud providers are equal, nor are the contracts they employ to businesses and personal consumers. Some may overcharge or inflate prices, along the vein of cable companies before them, and others may simply have unreliable services to boot. This can often be accompanied with bad awareness and training in the work force, meaning one untrained user can build a steep debt and an untrained team can build a mountain.

A lot of information about cloud computing has surged in recent years, making it unclear whether not it is perhaps a fad or one more term which the average computer worker has to shove under the jargon rug. It may seem like a small move forward, but cloud computing is already becoming the next frontier in the IT world, and it requires ready, careful steps to ensure its best use. -Ethan Alfonso

References

1. Hassan, Qusay (2011). “Demystifying Cloud Computing”(PDF). The Journal of Defense Software Engineering. CrossTalk. 2011 (Jan/Feb): 16–21. Retrieved 11 December2014.

2. “Gartner Says Cloud Computing Will Be As Influential As E-business”. Gartner. Retrieved 2016-10-17

 

AOIT Networking event

Written by Rachel McKinney// Apex High AOIT class of 2016

Networking– to further one’s career by interacting with other people to exchange information and develop contacts.

Doesn’t sound like something teenagers are doing? Think again. Last Thursday, AOIT juniors were in the Apex High Media Center networking with small business owners who are offering paid summer internships to students. It may seem like a strange sight seeing so many teens dressed in business professional clothes, shaking hands with potential employers, and exchanging business cards, but the Apex Chamber of Commerce Networking Event has become a yearly tradition in Apex High’s nationally distinguished Academy of Information Technology.

Junior year is an exciting time for AOIT students as they begin their search for meaningful internships, and the AOIT class of 2017 is no exception. They are looking forward to gaining real workplace experience through their internships, the annual networking event is the first step towards that. The event is a great way for students to build interpersonal skills by introducing themselves to and interacting with real, professional adults.  AOIT Board member Marcia Murto who attended the event, not only praised student’s professionalism through their business attire, but also “the fact that 5 to 10 minute conversations were taking place, suggesting that real connections were being made.” The annual event is the perfect opportunity to help connect small businesses to young, skilled interns, and vice versa. As Ed Majkowski of Random 434 Boutique said, “we are looking for someone to take us to the next level,” and that is exactly what the networking event aims to accomplish.

Juniors may not yet know where their internship will be, but they are looking forward to finding one. Some have specific fields that they would like their internship to be in, others are just excited for the opportunity to gain real world experience and to expand their resumes. “I’m not sure what field I want to go into career wise, so I’m hoping my internship will help me figure that out,” says AOIT junior Angela Schulze at the networking event. Seniors who have already gone through the intern experience were also at the event to talk about their internships. Dhvani Bhatia, an AOIT senior who interned at SAS attended the event to give advice and insight into what an internship is like, gushed to the juniors about how she “learned more in her internship than she ever did in all of high school.” Juniors can expect to learn applicable, real world skills no matter where their internship may be, and the networking event is the first step towards getting that internship

This year’s Apex Chamber of Commerce Networking event was another success for AOIT, and we can’t wait to hear about the experiences the juniors have this summer at their internships!

Check out this video for a firsthand experience of the event:

 

CTE Month: Not your Father’s Shop Class

 

 

Written by: Rachel McKinney // Apex AOIT class of 2016

Vocational education is out, CTE (Career Technical Education) is in.

So what’s the difference? 20th century vocational classes aimed to teach students skills to land them jobs straight out of high school. These old fashioned auto mechanics and woodworking classes taught students the basic skills they needed to put them on track for employment. This typically narrow track of vocational training was often segregated away from the ‘college prep’ classes and geared to fill jobs in the industrial age.

However, the aim of 21st century CTE classes are vastly different. While the goal of any form of education is to increase the chance of success in the workforce, CTE encourages post-secondary education, which in turn will increase their earning power. Of course auto mechanics and woodworking classes are still available, but the spectrum of classes offered now expands to applied sciences and technology, giving students a wide variety of classes to choose from based on their interests. The most popular CTE class options of this era include health sciences and information technology. Even woodworking and auto classes have changed over the years with many high school courses now involving computerized equipment, and electronics. In today’s economy and global age CTE courses are ready to prepare students for jobs that require much different skills than in the past.

Even today, the stereotype remains that CTE classes are much easier than ‘college prep’ classes. The reality is that CTE classes can be a challenging, rewarding experience for all kinds of students, no matter what  their post-high school education plans may be. Senior Michelle Linton, who is currently taking ECommerce II, agrees saying, “CTE classes aren’t for lazy people who want an easy A… they can be very challenging and frustrating, so you have to be prepared to work hard.”  With 85% of students completing at least one CTE class in high school according to the National Association of CTE Consortium the vast majority of high school students are having a chance to get valuable real world experience.

 

 

CTE Month: The Importance of CTE Classes

Written by: Rachel McKinney // Apex AOIT Class of 2016 Through all four years of high school, AOIT students are sure to find themselves sitting in several CTE (Career Technical Education) classes. Any required AOIT Programming, Networking, or E-Commerce class is considered to be a CTE course. While many AOIT students just associate CTE with computer classes, CTE extends to much more than just computers, including a variety of classes such as horticulture, culinary, apparel and health sciences, just to name a few available at Apex High. What many people don’t realize however, are the benefits that come from having a variety of CTE classes available to high school students.

One of the biggest complaints of any high school student is being assigned pointless busywork, but in CTE class assignments often end with tangible results. Christian Purser, a senior in Programming II couldn’t agree more. “In other classes it’s just like ‘oh ok I got an A on the test’, but in [Programming] I actually get to see the final result of my work,” says Purser gesturing to the program he is coding on his computer. According to the Association of Career and Technical Education, 81 percent of dropouts say that relevant learning opportunities would have kept them in school. This is where CTE classes come into play. CTE classes aim to teach students applicable skills that can be used for jobs in the real world, giving students have the opportunity to learn valuable skills that make them employable while still in high school.

AOIT students are at an advantage, since they will end up taking more than four CTE classes concentrated in an area of IT. In Wake County students who have a CTE concentration of four or more classes have an extraordinarily high graduation rate of 98.2 percent. By time graduation rolls around, an AOIT student is well versed in either Programming, Web Design, or both. Whether or not an AOIT student chooses to pursue a full-time career in these areas, these CTE classes will have taught them great resume building skills that they will benefit from.

 

February is National CTE Month. For more information on CTE classes visit the Association of Career & Technical Education website.

6 QUESTIONS: Job Shadowing

Written by: Kaitlyn Long // Apex AOIT ’16

On Thursday, November 11, the AOIT freshman class participated in a job shadowing experience. This event is coordinated in the fall of every year, and is used to help AOIT’s youngest members get a better glimpse into the real-world proceedings and what different kinds of jobs are available to them. For the most part, each student shadows someone unique: some go to work with their parents for a day, some shadow a family friend with a cool career, and others utilize the expertise of Mr. Evans to be placed in an enriching experience with one of the Advisory Board members.

A notable instance of the latter included Advisory Board member Connie Freeman. Mrs. Freeman is employed by the JMP division of the SAS Institute, which provides statistical analysis to businesses and governments around the world.

JMP hosted three students–Jess Hair, Sara Moushegian, and Audrey Payne–and Mrs. Freeman decided to give them an experience they wouldn’t soon forget. The itinerary included a job shadow of both Mrs. Freeman herself and Ms. Olivia Lippincott, an Apex High AOIT alum. In accordance with the shadowing, these students also participated in the execution and analysis of an experiment conducted by JMP analyzing characteristics of chocolate.

I recently got the chance to talk with Mrs. Freeman about the job shadowing experience, demonstrated from the mentor’s perspective. I asked her 6 questions, and her responses are very telling about the successes and strengths of job shadowing:

What are your daily responsibilities at SAS? How does technology influence those responsibilities?
I help state & local government agencies across the United States better understand their data and use it to make decisions, such as a state finding Medicaid fraud, the City of Denver analyzing crime data or the City of Durham monitoring the water quality of Falls Lake. Technology is a part of everything I do. I am always on a computer; searching the web for more information on a customer, holding webcast sessions with customers to learn more about our software, or using CRM applications like SalesForce to track activities with customers for example.

What do you feel is the importance of job shadowing?
I think the job shadow opportunity is so important for students. It allows them to see what the actual activities could be for a job. Some as simple as searching the internet or mailing materials to customer to others as complicated as coding new software. It gives students a taste of the business world.
Why is it important to get started with it during a student’s freshman year?
[It] allows freshman students the opportunity to consider job options they may not have considered and actually like.

What were the students’ responses to the job shadowing experience?
In general, they really appreciated getting to see several different job roles (tester, developer and systems engineer) and what SAS was really like. One student is not looking into a career in statistics.

What is important for students to consider when choosing an AOIT internship, and how does the job shadowing process affect this decision?
It would be great for a student to choose an internship in a field of interest if possible. This would allow them to narrow their intended major and possible college choice. Regardless it will give them job experience which they can put on their resume.

What advice can you give for students considering careers in technology?
The nice thing about technology is it is ever changing. This means you will constantly be evolving in a job as you continue to learn which is fun! Don’t be afraid to consider a job even if you don’t have have all the qualifications especially in entry level roles. The company will have a training curriculum to get them started.

 

 

Technology in the News: Cyber Monday

Cyber Monday has proven to be one of the biggest sources of revenue for American companies, as more and more people are taking to their keyboards on Monday rather than trampling each other in stores on Black Friday.

The concepts regarding Cyber Monday have evolved from that of the original sale pinnacle, Black Friday. Within the last ten years, however, consumer focus has shifted to buying online. According to Fortune Magazine, this year’s online sales are projected to increase 12% from last year’s totals, for a total revenue of more than $3 billion. Christian Science Monitor claims that the best deals are posted before 5 o’clock PM, so if you’re planning on shopping, go ahead and get on it!

It just so happens that this year’s most popular deals include the technology industry, with new products like smart watches and 4K televisions. Here are the best deals, and who’s offering them:

For more deals, check out Mashable and TechRadar.

Happy shopping, AOIT-ers!

AOIT interns find success with major corporations

Written by: Kaitlyn Long // Apex AOIT Class of 2016


For Apex AOIT, the significance of completing a business internship is critical. In fact, all of the directors to preside over the Academy since its creation in 2001 have required an internship to be completed as a prerequisite for graduation from AOIT.

Every student in our nationally-acclaimed Academy learns about career-readiness, and participates in regular activities to ensure that professional behaviors are learned, practiced, and refined. All of these are taught in preparation not only for a student’s internship, but for post-education life in the “real world.” More than simply teaching our students about how to be prepared for life in the business world, the Academy also instructs that for which we were named: information technology.

Many students, especially those with a particularly strong interest in technology and the concepts they’ve been taught in their AOIT classes, choose to connect their knowledge of IT with their required internship in a local technology company. Two students who elected this choice, and who have exceptionally notable stories, are Dhvani Bhatia (AOIT class of 2016) and Meredith Bailey (AOIT class of 2015).

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The concept behind SAS began as an attempt to analyze research collected about agriculture at NCSU.

Bhatia and Bailey secured internships at SAS Institute, located in Cary, North Carolina. Since its founding in 1976, SAS has grown into the largest analytics software company the world has ever known, with genuine rivals taking years, even decades to present themselves. Due to the active participation of SAS C.E.O. Dr. Jim Goodnight, Apex High’s AOIT program and SAS have maintained a strong partnership for years. Apex is even a proprietor of a class dedicated to teaching students SAS programming specifics.

During her internship at SAS, Bhatia was dubbed an “Information Technology Intern,” and was one of four AOIT students to join the SAS team in 2015. Bhatia, a student of the Web Development track, was the only intern with no prior programming experience outside of Programming I.

“I had no idea what they were talking about,” laughs Bhatia. “I actually started Googling the things they were saying just so I could understand!” Her supervisors took note of this, and immediately made an adjustment. They noticed Bhatia’s unique talent for writing, and combined her two interests into one critical job. “Basically, I would go through all of this really sophisticated code, and write about it in a way that would be understandable to people with no knowledge of technology.”

Because of her time spent in AOIT, Bhatia was able to apply her prior knowledge of technological skills. “E-Commerce I with Mrs. Evans saved my life!” she declared. Over the course of her internship, Bhatia taught herself JavaScript, and enhanced her HTML skills. Her lack of knowledge of programming allowed her to shine in another way: she was the only intern who knew the fundamentals of HTML.

However, she says that the biggest thing AOIT assisted her in doing in her internship were the things that can’t be taught with tests and quizzes in a traditional classroom setting. Bhatia claims that AOIT gave her the foundation and confidence she needed to successfully conduct meetings, get information to and from people, and, essentially, communicate effectively.

In evaluation of her time spent at SAS thus far, she remarks, “I could definitely see myself doing tech writing [as a career].” Her interests steer her more towards business, but she greatly enjoys the combination of her two passions—writing and computer science. She intends to minor in English in college next year.

However, this is not what makes Bhatia’s story memorable. At the end of summer, with the beginning of their senior year looming in the near distance, the four students prepared to end their time at SAS. That is, until Bhatia got an offer to continue her work at SAS, this time as a full-time intern.

She accepted, and is now managing a full course-load at school, plus her work at SAS.

Dhvani Bhatia is the definition of an Academy success story: she translated the talents gained in her education to an area of work she never dreamed she’d enjoy, and excelled in such a way that her superiors not only took note, but wanted her to continue her work as a regular member of the company.

Tech Tips – November 18: Quick Keys

Quick keys are one of the easiest, most useful functions of the keyboard—outside of standard typing, that is. If you’ve never heard of them, quick keys (also known as keyboard shortcuts) are combinations of keystrokes that result in different commands on your computer. More than just being easy, these shortcuts save time and increase efficiency—and you can do it all without ever taking your hands off they keyboard.

Below is a list of the most common, most essential quick keys for computer that run on the MacIntosh and Microsoft platforms.

Basic Shortcuts

Shortcuts Involving the Clipboard

The clipboard is where the items that you cut, copy, and paste appear.

  • Cut (removes selected material and puts it on the clipboard)
    • Mac: Command-X
    • PC: Ctrl-X
  • Copy (puts the selected material to the clipboard without doing anything to it)
    • Mac: Command-C
    • PC: Ctrl-C
  • Paste (inputs the contents of the clipboard into the current document or folder)
    • Mac: Command-V
    • PC: Ctrl-V

Other Basic Shortcuts

  • Undo (reverses the previous command)
    • Mac: Command-Z
    • PC: Ctrl-Z
  • Redo (undoes a redo command)
    • Mac: Command-Shift-Z
    • PC: Ctrl-Y
  • Select All (selects all material in a document or page)
    • Mac: Command-A
    • PC: Ctrl-A
  • Find (finds entered characters in the current document or page)
    • Mac: Command-F
    • PC: Ctrl-F
  • Create new (creates a new document or window)
    • Mac: Command-N
    • PC: Ctrl-N
  • Minimize (minimizes the current window)
    • Mac: Command-M
  • Minimize all (minimizes all open windows)
    • Mac: Command-Option-M
    • PC: Windows Logo-M
  • Undo minimize all (reopens all open windows)
    • PC: Shift-Windows Logo-M
  • Print (prints current document or page)
    • Mac: Command-P
    • PC: Ctrl-P
  • Save (saves current document or page)
    • Mac: Command-S
    • PC: Ctrl-S
  • Quit program
    • Mac: Command-Q
    • PC: Alt-F4

Document Shortcuts

  • Bold (makes text boldfaced)
    • Mac: Command-B
    • PC: Ctrl-B
  • Italicize (puts text in italics)
    • Mac: Command-I
    • PC: Ctrl-I
  • Underline (underlines text)
    • Mac: Command-U
    • PC: Ctrl-U

What’s YOUR favorite keyboard shortcut?

To Diversity…and Beyond!

Written by: Kaitlyn Long // Apex AOIT Class of 2016


This past Sunday, the News & Observer published an article about the lack of diversity in the technology field. The article, written by Christopher Gergen and Stephen Martin, discussed the desire for minorities—referring to both racial minorities and females—to make their way into the tech circuit, but the minimal opportunities they are afforded to do so.

Equality is a red-hot news topic nowadays. Companies are attempting to reach out to persons other than white males. Politics is expanding in the same direction. The high-tech world is no different. According to Gergen and Martin, member corporations of the newly-created Triangle Diversity Business Council “agree to…interview a highly qualified woman and minority candidate for every open executive position and board seat.”

Gergen and Martin’s research reflected the likelihood of minorities entering the technology workforce without prior education in the subject. Only 2 percent of all computer science majors—regardless of gender or race—chose their major without any prior experience in it. So, without giving minorities exposure to technology, something they may or may not have access to in school, how can we expect the tech work force to diversify itself? That’s where organizations like Code2040 and Code The Dream step in.

Those organizations…and Apex AOIT.

This week, we reached out to all aspects of AOIT – the advisory board, teachers, current students, and former students. We were curious. Does AOIT do a good job of educating a diverse population of students? Is there something we’re missing?

Here’s what we found out.


 

In your opinion, how is AOIT doing in terms of diversity? This could be racial, religious, or gender diversity, or another form you’ve witnessed. Other topics to consider may be students with various talents, such as athletes, students involved in the performing or visual arts, or other interest groups.

Contrary to stereotype, AOIT students are not just geeky programmers focused solely on coding, discussing hardware/software, and gaming.  While the AOIT program is focused on technology as the key element of its curriculum, its student cohort is actually quite diverse in terms of their interests.   AOIT students are active in athletics, music and the visual arts, service clubs, and other student activities.   Many of them also are involved with community activities such as scouting and their religious organizations, as well as holding part-time jobs.

Evidence of this diversity is displayed during the internship process as students not only work at technology companies but at organizations such as small businesses, camps and schools, and professional services such as medical and law offices.  It has been fascinating to listen to the internship presentations each year and hear how students have applied their technology tools to the organizations in which they worked, perhaps even introducing technology in a manner that was new or innovative.  The internship guidelines have been adapted to encourage students to seek a variety of opportunities, including those that are specifically not technology-focused, emphasizing the concept that technology can be incorporated in all areas.

Student after-graduation plans reflect diversity as well.  While some will major in engineering or computer science, many note interests in health care, education, psychology and the arts. 

Those of us who have access and experience with technology often take it as a given.  The reality in our world, including our community, is that access and experience is not a given for all members.  For technology to reach its greatest potential, we need individuals comfortable with it (our AOIT students) to see how it can be applied in all settings and help others bridge the “digital divide”.  Our students’ diverse interests increase the opportunities for this to occur.

Mrs. Marcia Murto
Independent Technology Consultant
AOIT Board Member

 

My  thoughts are that the AOIT program has done a very good job of gender diversity. Maybe not perfect yet, but certainly we have a good mix of exposing men and women to the  broad world of technology. And we need more artists-creative people who don’t automatically think of the this field as the domain of programmers. Who designs the look, the music, the colors on a web page, and understands how to create a visual which communicates a  vision?  And it is not only the challenge of understanding that there is a place for creative people, but the conflicting demands of class scheduling between the arts students and the AOIT program.   Any student , no matter the background, interest or purpose can benefit from participating in this Academy, the challenge is getting them to see that  in  eighth grade.

Mr. Jerry O’Connor
American Airlines
AOIT Board Member

 

The Academy of Information Technology is a very diverse group in many ways.  Students differ in race, backgrounds and religions.  These same students also participate in a variety of extracurricular activities such as performing arts, athletic teams, clubs and student council.  This diversity leads to a cohort that learns to communicate, problem solve and work well together.

Mrs. Kelly Caudill
AOIT Teacher – POIT and Multimedia and Web Design

 

AOIT is lacking in diversity racially, because the majority of the students are white. The gender is pretty evenly spread in AOIT; there’s not an overwhelming amount of one gender to another. It seems like everyone in AOIT is an athlete. It’s not even a comparison of athletes to those involved in theater. But, the good thing about AOIT is that they are good with technology.

Female Students
AOIT Class of 2018

 

I feel like AOIT covers a wide range of different people. There’s a bunch of kids who you maybe wouldn’t imagine being in a program like AOIT who become very involved and end up loving it. AOIT brings lots of diverse people together; after spending four years with the same peers, it’s pretty easy to forget about differences. People from different ways of life—whether it’s race, religion, or interests like sports or video games—find themselves bonding together throughout high school.

Shelby Poliachik
AOIT Class of 2017

 

Both males and females are well-represented and needed for the nature of AOIT. People with different interests are also in high demand because of the way we work in groups and do team-building activities. Without a diverse group of students, the program would not be nearly as successful not only from an educational level, but from a social level as well.

Preston Long
AOIT Class of 2014

 

I think [AOIT] actually does a good job compared to most organizations, especially considering how much of a lack of diversity Apex High School has. But, I think [AOIT] could promote more of the benefits of [participating in] AOIT and the things it does to appeal to students with different interests.

Female Student
AOIT Class of 2014


 

So…tell us what you think. How is AOIT doing with diversity?