The Mission

To support an implementation of school culture based on computer science knowledge and learning across all disciplines using research-based learning strategies.

Students will engage in experiential learning that is based on computational thinking; thus all girls become more than users, and instead designers and creators of computing technology.

The Framework

Establishment of a school culture where computer science is embedded in all disciplines.

Educational collaboration through interdisciplinary units of study around computing.

To support the school in developing a systematic effort that brings all girls an understanding of computational science that stems from experiential learning and leads to creation of product.

The Purpose

To implement a technology infused educational strategic plan that applies computer science as a tool for K-12 learning and expression across all disciplines and interests through the designing of authentic, learner-driven activities that recognize and accommodate learner variability.

Develop mathematical instructional strategies that produce mathematical confidence. Integration of literature and computer science at all grade levels.


Upcoming Events

HER Academy Hackathon

October 20

 October 20, 2018

Time: 10:00 AM -5:00 PM

Location: Columbus School for Girls, 65 S Drexel Avenue, Columbus, OH 43209. Meet in the front entrance lobby.

Audience: Girls grades 8-12

At this event we will use activities from the STEMcoding project, including activities that produce fun games like, and asteroids. Please bring a laptop if you can. These coding activities can be completed using Windows, Apple laptops, Chromebooks or Microsoft Surface (however we do not recommend bringing an iPad). A small number of laptops will also be available on site.

Win prizes and a t-shirt, lunch and snacks will be provided, play Digital Duo and learn about cyber security.

TOPIC: HS Girls eSports Kickoff

October 25


Date: October 25, 2018

Time:  7:30 PM – 9:00 PM

Location: Microsoft Store at Easton Town Center

Audience: High School girls from beginner to expert who are excited about eSports and their parents or caretaker

Come meet girls in Columbus who are excited about eSports! Form Overwatch teams and have fun!







November 7


Date: November 7, 2018

Time:  5:00 PM – 6:00 PM

Location: Columbus School for Girls, 65 S Drexel Avenue, Columbus, OH 43209 in the Unicorn Theater

Audience: Girls of all ages (3-18) and their parents or caretaker

Computer science is about benefiting society, creating new technologies, and helping others. It will help you succeed, whether you want to be a nurse, a lawyer, a teacher, or journalist. Join H.E.R. Academy’s Executive Director, Lena Furci, for an informal discussion to better understand what computer science is, what the future professions are looking for from the students, and learn from a high school female robotics team member about what it means to her to be on a robotics team. 

Light snacks and refreshments will be served.