Advisory Council for Career & Technical Education for New York City

Queens Students Building Mobile Apps on Tablets from Lenovo

Lenovo ThinkPad Table

Some 40 students at Grover Cleveland High School’s Academy of Information Technology (AOIT) in Queens will develop Android-based mobile applications on ThinkPad Tablets and ThinkCentre HD All-in-One desktops provided by Lenovo, Inc.. Student teams will develop a working wireframe, business plan and implementation schedule for their new media ideas and will be required to deliver a presentation on their project.

Grover Cleveland High School was chosen as one five National Academy Foundation (NAF) schools across the United States to pilot the unique, innovative program by Lenovo. Schools in North Carolina, Connecticut, Los Angeles and Texas will also participate.

The program is a Lenovo initiative to encourage greater student interest in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects and to strengthen 21st Century skills “To succeed in tomorrow’s workforce, students need a solid foundation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics with fluency in the technologies that will power the global economy,” said Michael Schmedlen, Lenovo’s worldwide Director of Education. “This exciting program engages students via the technology and apps they use every day. Grover Cleveland High School will have the chance to participate in a rigorous and relevant curriculum that will help create our next generation of developers and entrepreneurs.”

JD Hoye, president of the National Academy Foundation, added “Grover Cleveland High School has been a leading example of what NAF career academies represent—how we can change high school education to ensure college and career success. We are pleased to be working with the faculty and students at the school to pilot this new and innovative program.”