WHAT IS GITA?
With the assistance of industry experts and
university partners, BOHS started the Global Information Technology Academy (GITA) in
the fall of 2005. GITA provides participants opportunities to gain
college-level instruction in information technology (computer science). Due to the impact
of globalization and technology, we teach for the 21st century—equipping
students with transferable skills for the global workplace. American
software developers must be able to collaborate, communicate, and
present in multi-cultural markets. Software developers must also be able
to translate customer requirements and specifications into functional
applications. GITA is our answer to these challenges.
GITA fosters an environment that both empowers and challenges students to collaboratively apply their critical thinking, communication, and problem solving skills.
Year 1: students learn how to program using C#
Year 3: Webpage multimedia design with an emphasis on the social implications of human computing
Year 4: Prepare for the Advanced Placement Computer Science A exam by learning Java Programming.
Industry experts visit our campus to speak to the students on IT related topics in an effort to help students make the connection between what they are
learning and real world applications. Academy students regularly
participate in panel discussions at conferences and compete in
has been recognized through the Orange County Business Council and
Project Tomorrow as an “Innovations in Education” program. Academy
students regularly participate in panel discussions and conferences.
For more information regarding GITA at Brea Olinda High School, visit us online at globalitacademy.us or contact Mr. Jerry Halpin, Principal at firstname.lastname@example.org or 714-990-7850 x1206.