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Computer Science & Engineering

A student adjusts a metal robot in the Weidert Center for Integrated Sciences.

The goal of the Computer Science & Engineering Department is to provide our students with courses that develop the 21st century skills needed to be future ready in career pathways and college majors.


  • Students will develop an understanding of computers, the design of computers, and computational processes.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate the processes needed for handling and manipulating information.
  • Students will be able to design and test solutions to problems in the world.
  • Students will be able to utilize computer technology and software that will increase their technical skills.
  • Students will be able to work collaboratively and communicate their findings with others.


One credit in CSE is required for graduation. All freshmen are required to take CSE Computer Science Applications, which earns .5 credit (unless they complete a skills survey and portfolio at admission and are determined to be capable of advancing to a higher level CSE course). Students may select any of the other CSE courses listed to fulfill the other .5 credit.

Co-Curricular Activities

The following co-curricular activities are available in this discipline. 

e-Nabling the Future
Engineering Club
Robotics (JoeBotics)
Rocket Club
St. Joe Codes

St. Joe TV
The Voice


JoeBotics, St. Joseph’s Academy’s robotics program, was established in the 2013-2014 school year. This is the ninth season that JoeBotics is competing at the FIRST Technical Challenge level. Each year FTC presents a new game for the season, and the team works together to design, build, program, and test a robot to meet the challenges of the game. During the first eight years of the JoeBotics program, the team advanced to the Missouri State Championship seven times, and won numerous individual and team awards. The program has expanded to include a second team.

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Computer Science & Engineering Department

Carrie Hill

Carrie Hill

Computer Science & Engineering Department Chair
John Gundy

John Gundy

Computer Science & Engineering Department, Science Department
Ryan Paluczak

Ryan Paluczak

Computer Science & Engineering Department, Fine Arts Department
Megan Smith

Megan Smith

Social Studies Department