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App Academy at Pasadena High School

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The App Academy at Pasadena High School is an innovative four-year high school program where students learn computer science through mobile, web and game development. Students also benefit from field trips, internships, individual college and career counseling, and a high-tech 21st century learning environment.  The App Academy is an academically rigorous, 9th to 12th grade high school curriculum fulfilling UC/CSU a-g requirements and teaching 21st Century Skills.

A partnership between Pasadena Unified School District, Pasadena High School and the Pasadena Educational Foundation, the App Academy is one of several College & Career Pathways in PUSD.

To learn more or apply, visit the App Academy website:




Latest Updates:

App Academy at Spokeo

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This spring, 55 App Academy sophomores were invited to spend the day at Spokeo, a Pasadena-based software company. The students were given advice and encouragement from Spokeo engineers, programmers, and staff who spoke about their jobs, backgrounds, and experiences. Spokeo founder Harrison Tang...

February at the App Academy

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What’s new at the App Academy at Pasadena High School! 9th Grade Our freshman class has been moving fast! They kicked off their first year in App Academy by building creative websites using HTML and CSS. Next, they learned how to create 2D graphics and simple animations using SVG....

App Academy Students Win at Hackathon

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During a two-day marathon programming session, the team of four App Academy freshmen developed the mobile app to help local residents as part of the inaugural Hack for Pasadena competition on March 15-16, sponsored by Innovate Pasadena.  Their app won the prize for “Most Accessible Implementation of Technology to Reach and Engage the Community," including a $1,750 check and a meeting with a Silicon Beach venture capital firm to pitch their app for additional funding. Read more >>