The DC Office of the Chief technology Officer (OCTO) has established an internship program with McKinley Tech and identified four additional schools (Amidon and Whittier Elementary Schools, Jefferson Middle School, and Coolidge High School) to become High-Tech campuses to create a pipeline of homegrown technology talent in the District.
Elements of this program will include inviting technology practitioners to visit the campus, providing internships at OCTO for DCPS students and helping students acquire IT certifications. The expected outcome is a program model that demonstrates success in encouraging student involvement in technology-related activities and studies.
Also, OCTO GIS will also relocate to Jefferson Middle School. In association with that move, ciriculum will be developed over the 2008-2009 school year.