Roseville High School introduces Microsoft IT Academy

“Roseville Community Schools is proud to announce the integration of a Microsoft IT Academy at Roseville High School, allowing students the opportunity to earn Microsoft certifications in many of their business courses. The Microsoft IT Academy connects students, teachers, employers and local communities through the development of leading edge technology skills. The program was designed to bridge the gap between education and the real-world by empowering students with the IT skills they’ll need for college and for a career in today’s technology centered job market.

Roseville High School has offered Microsoft courses in Excel, Access, Word, Publisher and Powerpoint for many years, but this will be the first time that students will be able to test for Microsoft Certifications at the completion of these courses. Roseville High School teacher Jeff Verkeyn teaches the Microsoft Offices Specialist classes, and says that these certifications are important to help students develop a technological edge in the work world. “Just saying you know how to use a program is one thing, but to say that you have a Microsoft Certification puts you one step ahead,” said Verkeyn.

The program also assists educators by providing the professional development resources they need to be successful in the classroom. Our teachers will have unlimited access to more than 400 courses aligning with the program, digital access to over 600 technology books, as well as demos, videos and customizable lessons plans. This program is free of charge to the district, and will be integrated into the high school beginning in the third trimester.” – Roseville Community Schools