In Virginia and across the nation, employers struggle to fill computer-programming jobs. Meanwhile, our nation and world face substantial problems relating to topics such as economic growth, health, education, and the environment. One of the many challenges relating to addressing these problems successfully is the scarcity of individuals with strong computer programming skills and knowledge. To that end, Meadowland was only one of three schools chosen in LCPS to partner with Code to the Future, the nation’s leading Computer Science program for magnet and theme-based schools. In addition to outstanding instruction in reading, writing, math, science, social studies, and the humanities, excitingly, our students will have the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of computer coding as part of their daily curriculum. Through this 21st century literacy initiative, students will develop critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration skills. Indeed, we are preparing our students to access and navigate the world. Informational meetings and Epic Builds (opportunities for students to showcase their work) are forthcoming. Stay tuned!