Computer Science

The Computer Science Department prepares students for employment and future education in many technology fields.  We offer a hands-on environment where students develop skills in graphic design, video production, programming, engineering, and more.

“Those who are chosen of God for the work of the ministry . . . by every possible means will seek to develop into able workmen.” – Acts of the Apostles, 353


Computer Science Courses

AP Computer Science A (Coming 2023-24 School Year!)

Get familiar with the concepts and tools of computer science as you learn a subset of the Java programming language. You’ll do hands-on work to design, write, and test computer programs that solve problems or accomplish tasks.

Skills You’ll Learn
  • Designing a program, developing the algorithms it needs, and writing code to implement them

  • Testing program code and correcting errors

  • Documenting and explaining how program code works

Video Production

Video Production is a course designed to give each student an exciting and rewarding foundational experience in the field of digital media. Through a hands-on approach, students will learn the industry standard production techniques of both live and recorded video. The application of these techniques will allow each student to become a part of the media team at Wisconsin Academy.

Projects in this class are designed to solve real world problems. Students will use their time developing the skill sets necessary for success in this field while applying their skills with the Wisconsin Academy media team. An interest in technology, a willingness to take creative risks, and an interest in television/movies are attributes that will lead to success in this class.

Completed projects will be posted at the teacher’s discretion on the Wisconsin Academy Youtube and/or Facebook pages.


This course is designed for those students who are interested in Graphic Design or Photography. This Introductory Adobe Photoshop course familiarize students with the editing capabilities of Adobe Photoshop software. Students learn how to use the Adobe Photoshop interface and access its expansive set of features to produce professional level materials and designs.


This course will teach students fundamental concepts, terminology, and the basic features of Adobe InDesign.  Students will work on a variety of projects and learn about paragraph/character styles, colors, master pages, baseline grids, hyphenation, tables, and more.

Computer Applications

Computer Applications Class provides students an overview of computer applications.

Students taking Computer Applications will

- learn the fundamentals of Microsoft Windows 10, Microsoft Word, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Excel, and Computer Programming

- be exposed to practical examples of the computer as a useful tool

- become acquainted with the proper procedures to create documents, presentations, worksheets, and databases suitable for coursework, professional purposes, and personal use

- discover the underlying functionality of Microsoft Office so they can become more productive

- use an exercise-oriented approach that allows learning by doing

Robotics Club

It’s way more than building robots. FIRST Tech Challenge teams are challenged to design, build, program, and operate robots to compete in a head-to-head challenge in an alliance format.

Guided by adult coaches and mentors, students develop STEM skills and practice engineering principles, while realizing the value of hard work, innovation, and working as a team.

The robot kit is reusable from year to year and can be coded using a variety of levels of Java-based programming. Teams design and build robots, raise funds, design and market their team brand, and do community outreach to earn specific awards. Participants are eligible to apply for $80M+ in college scholarships.


Alex Ziesmer
Alex Ziesmer
IT Director, Computer Applications,
Video Production, Robotics,

AP Computer Science A (2023-24)
Greg Edge
Greg Edge
Photoshop, inDesign, Yearbook

Computer Science News

WA Robotics Club Started

We are glad to present Wisconsin Academy Robotics. This club has been a long time in the making and it has finally started with our first meeting taking place on February 3, 2023. In [...]