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Virginia high schoolers learn GIS to prepare for careers and college

July 01, 2013

Students enrolled in Centreville High School's Geospatial Analysis course are using GIS to propose solutions to real-world problems. While learning technical and analytical  skills applicable in a wide variety of careers, they're also earning three college credits at James Madison University. Senior Steven Yu, who will intern in Fairfax County’s GIS Department this summer, recommended the course to other students, noting: "It gives real-world experience, prepares you for college, and may help you find a career.” Centreville is one of 18 Virginia high schools participating in the program and recently hosted its first GIS Fair.

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