COMMONWEALTH OF VIRGINIA

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION

P.O. BOX 2120

RICHMOND, VIRGINIA 23218-2120

 

SUPTS. MEMO NO. 181

November 7, 2003

 

INFORMATIONAL

TO:

Division Superintendents

 

FROM:

Jo Lynne DeMary

Superintendent of Public 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 details for this discount are given on the last page of the attachment.

 

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 stand-alone 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.

 

JLD/sgj

 

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