BDPA New Jersey

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High School Computing Program (HSCC) Details

The High School Computing Program (HSCC) – [HSCC Calendar and Parental Permission Form 2020]

HSCC (High School Computer Competition) is designed to introduce Middle School and High School Students to Information Technology and its various uses. Students will have the opportunity to participate in 3-hour training sessions each Saturday from February to June to learn in-depth topics such as Web Development, Application Development, Database Design, and Database Development. SITES (Student Information Technology Education and Scholarships) is the main program that houses the HSCC program as well as other student programs such as the IT Showcase and YTC (Youth Technology Camp).

HSCC offers high school students throughout the state the opportunity to learn general computer science concepts, web based technology and the fundamentals of team building and leadership. Students learn how to design and develop websites using Hypertext Markup Language (HTML), JavaScript, VBScript, Active Server Pages (ASP) and Microsoft Access database.

The top students who excel in the program get the opportunity to compete against students from other BDPA chapters in our region locally as well as with students from around the country at the National BDPA Conference. Students from across the country match IT skills, competing for college scholarships.

The BDPA-NJ HSCC teams have competed at the following conferences every year since 2001! Come out and join us!

  • If you are a High School Student with programming skills or have a strong desire to develop those skills, contact us to learn more about SITES and HSCC and get involved. To get involved please e-mail us directly (

Prizes and Scholarships    

The New Jersey SITES program is open to all New Jersey area students in grades 7 through 12. Upon completion of the New Jersey HSCC Program, five exceptional high school students will be selected to represent New Jersey in the National HSCC competition, with the top 5 teams receiving scholarships from $3000-5000. BDPA New Jersey will be covering all costs for the National Conference Competition Team.

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