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D11 gaining international attention for cyber security program

Posted at 10:20 PM, Aug 21, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-22 01:56:23-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — School District 11in Colorado Springs is gaining international attention for its cyber security program that is prepping kids for the future.

The US State Department brought international cyber security experts to campus to check it out.

The program is in its fourth year and district leaders say they pioneered this type of learning, where students can earn up to 20 college credits.

"Particularly with our district's here, and a lot of underserved students, we wanted to move the economic needle for those students, and give them careers that would pay well and last for a long time," said Bill Tomeo, the cyber security career pathways instructor for School District 11.

He said a handful of other schools in Colorado Springs have this program.