Computer Science

On April 3, 2024, the Healey-Driscoll Administration awarded new Innovation Career Pathway designations to 36 high schools.  One of these schools is Maynard High School, which is now authorized to provide an Innovation Pathway in Computer Science. Congratulations to Mr. Mark Sinopoli, Computer Science Teacher, for his work in creating this new program.  Innovation Career Pathways provides students with applied learning experiences in high-demand industries. These experiences enable students to explore careers in high-demand industries they may want to pursue while also bolstering workforce pipelines to meet the needs of employers. 

“One of DESE’s goals as an agency is to make sure that learning is relevant and tied to the real world,” said Department of Elementary and Secondary Education Acting Commissioner Russell D. Johnston. “Innovation Career Pathways do just that, helping students see the path that connects their learning today to their career in the future.” 

A key component of Innovation Career Pathways is developing partnerships with local employers to foster these work-based learning experiences for students. The partnerships enable students to gain work experience and insight about whether the field is something they would like to pursue in college or a career after high school. If your business involves software development or web design, and you would like to get involved with the new Computer Science Innovation Career Pathway at Maynard High School, please contact Principal Elizabeth York at  We will be looking for career speakers, job shadowing opportunities, and insight from the field.