Generous Donation Funds Cybersecurity Class

Generous Donation Funds Cybersecurity Class at Royal Palm Beach High School
Posted on 05/27/2021
Thanks to a donation from Project Lead the Way, students at Royal Palm Beach High School will have the opportunity to take a new course in the high-demand field of cybersecurity. The $10,000 donation for the Computer Science Cybersecurity course was approved by the School Board on May 19.

According to the Project Lead the Way website, the course “introduces the tools and concepts of cybersecurity and encourages students to create solutions that allow people to share computing resources while protecting privacy.”

The description goes on to point out that “nationally, computational resources are vulnerable and frequently attacked; in Cybersecurity, students solve problems by understanding and closing these vulnerabilities. This course raises students’ knowledge of and commitment to ethical computing behavior.”

Additionally, “it also aims to develop students’ skills as consumers, friends, citizens, and employees who can effectively contribute to communities with a dependable cyber-infrastructure that moves and processes information safely.”

The donation “will provide the students with an enhanced educational experience,” Valerie Zuloaga-Haines, Central Region Superintendent noted in a letter thanking the organization for the donation.

Project Lead the Way is a nonprofit organization that “empowers students to develop and apply in-demand, transportable skills by exploring real-world challenges. Through our pathways in computer science, engineering, and biomedical science, students not only learn technical skills, but also learn to solve problems, think critically and creatively, communicate, and collaborate.” The program collaborates with college, university, and nonprofit partners to develop its course offerings.