COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

PRINS. MEMO NO. 045

November 11, 2003

ELEMENTARY/MIDDLE/SECONDARY

TO:

Principals

 

FROM:

Patricia I. Wright

Assistant Superintendent for Instruction

 

SUBJECT:

Oracle Offers 50 Percent Discount for Virginia Schools

 

In support of Governor Warners Education for a Lifetime initiative, Oracle Corporation is discounting 2004-2005 Year 1 participation fees for Virginia high schools. Schools placing their order by December 15, 2003, will receive a student-recruiting packet.

 

The Oracle Internet Academy is a two-year program that educates high school students in database technology, Java programming, and professional skills. Students learn to analyze complex business scenarios, design effective data models, build a database, and create standalone Java applications that increase productivity and efficiency. They learn in a hands-on, collaborative environment that uses cutting-edge technology and tools, including an online Oracle9i database environment. These skills prepare students to pursue academic and professional opportunities.

 

Virginia offers Oracle instruction through the business and information technology program in the course sequence Database Design and Management (6660) and Advanced Database Design and Management (6661). Teaching endorsements for the courses include business and information technology, mathematics, or computer science.

 

For additional information on Oracle at the secondary level, contact Patrick Donohue, (academy.us@oracle.com), at 650-823-1841. To register (by December 15), visit the website at http://academy.oracle.com and click on the register here button. For information on the Virginia course sequence, contact Anne Rowe, (arowe@pen.k12.va.us), at 804-225-2838.

 

This information was communicated to division superintendents in Supts. Informational Memo. No. 181 dated November 7, 2003.

 

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