By 2020, there will be 1.4 million jobs requiring computer science expertise, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, but only 400,000 computer science graduates will have the skills to fill those roles. Amazon today announced a plan to provide Introductory and Advanced Placement (AP) computer science courses to more than 130 high schools in the New York City area.

Students at Monsignor Scanlan High School working on laptop computers as they learn about computer science.
Amazon Future Engineer students at Monsignor Scanlan High School in the Bronx, NY

The courses, supported by the company's Amazon Future Engineer program, will take place in schools spread across all five New York City boroughs, including more than 30 schools in Queens, where Amazon plans to open one of its new headquarters.

"We want to help make sure more children across New York City gain the coding skills necessary to have successful careers in many fields," said Jeff Wilke, CEO Worldwide Consumer, Amazon. "We are excited that Amazon Future Engineer will immediately impact more than 130 schools and thousands of students who do not currently have access to computer science education. We will continue to invest in bringing these classes to more schools in New York City and across the U.S."

With Amazon Future Engineer's funding, the New York City high schools will offer Intro to Computer Science and AP Computer Science classes through the New York-based curriculum provider, Edhesive. Amazon's funding provides preparatory lessons, tutorials, and professional development for teachers; fully sequenced and paced digital curriculum for students; and live online support every day of the week for both teachers and students. And, all students participating in this program will receive a free membership to AWS Educate which provides them with free access to computing power in the AWS Cloud for their coding projects and content to learn about cloud computing.

Amazon Future Engineer is a childhood-to-career program designed to encourage more than 10 million children and young adults to explore computer science each year. The program also provides, annually, 100 students with four-year $10,000 scholarships and guaranteed internships to gain work experience.

Amazon Future Engineer is currently accepting applications for its programs, including high school. Interested schools, teachers, parents, and students should apply at www.amazonfutureengineer.com.

The list of New York City high schools is below:

Brooklyn

Abraham Lincoln High School
Academy For Conservation And The Environment
Academy For Young Writers
Academy Of Urban Planning
Bedford Academy High School
Beth Rivka High School
Brooklyn High School For Law And Technology
Brooklyn High School Of The Arts
Brooklyn Lab School
Brooklyn Laboratory Charter School
Brooklyn Prospect Charter School
Brooklyn School for Social Justice
Clara Barton High School
Cypress Hills Collegiate Preparatory School
East Williamsburg Scholars Academy
Edward R Murrow High School
El Puente Academy For Peace And Justice
George Westinghouse High School
High School For Public Service: Heroes Of Tomorrow
International High School At Prospect Heights
James Madison High School
Math Engineering And Science Academy Charter High School
New Utrecht High School
New Visions Chtr Hs-Adv Ma/Sci Iii
Northside Charter High School
Nycdoe - High School Of Enterprise Business & Technology
Science Skills Center High School
St Joseph High School
Summit Academy Charter School
Teachers Preparatory High School
The Brooklyn Academy Of Global Finance
The School For Human Rights
Urban Assembly Institute Of Math And Science For Young Women
Xaverian High School
Yeshivah Of Flatbush Joel Braverman High School

The Bronx

Antonia Pantoja Preparatory Academy
Bronx Academy For Software Engineering (Base)
Bronx Community High School
Bronx High School For Writing And Communication Arts
Bronx High School Of Science
Bronx International High School
Collegiate Institute For Math And Science
Dr Richard Izquierdo Health And Science Charter School
Gotham Collaborative High School
International School For Liberal Arts
Kappa International High School
Kingsbridge International High School
Monsignor Scanlan High School
Mount St Michael Academy
Ms 223 Laboratory School Of Finance And Technology (The)
New Visions Charter High School For Humanities Ii
Nyc Charter Hs - Aeci
Nycdoe - Morris Academy For Collaborative Studies
Preston High School
Saint Catharine Academy
St Barnabas High School
St Raymond High School For Boys
The Laboratory School of Finance and Technology
The Urban Assembly Bronx Academy Of Letters
Theatre Arts Production Company School
Urban Assembly School For Applied Math And Science
Yabc At Stevenson

Manhattan

Academy For Software Engineering
Baruch College Campus High School
Beacon High School
Calhoun School
City College Academy Of The Arts
Columbia Secondary School
Dominican Academy
East Harlem Scholars Academy Charter School
High School For Law & Public Service
High School For Leadership & Public Service
High School Of Arts And Technology
Independence High School
Inwood Early College For Health And Information Technologies
Jacqueline Kennedy-Onassis High School
Manhattan High School For Girls
New Heights Academy Charter School
New Visions Chtr Hs-Adv Ma/Sci Ii
Nyc Museum School
Nycdoe - Eagle Academy For Young Men Of Harlem
Nycdoe - Manhattan Center For Science & Mathematics
Pan American International Hs At Elmhurst
Richard R Green High School Of Teaching
The Cathedral School
The Clinton School
University Neighborhood High School
Xavier High School

Queens

Academy Of Finance And Enterprise
Al-Ihsan Academy
Archbishop Molloy High School
East-West School Of International Studies
Energy Tech High School
Epic High School North
Evangel Christian School
Excelsior Preparatory High School
Francis Lewis High School
Frank Sinatra School Of The Arts High School
Grover Cleveland High School
Information Technology High School
John Bowne High School
Martin Van Buren Hs
Monsignor Mcclancy Memorial High School
New Visions Chtr Hs-Adv Ma/Sci Iv
Newtown High School
Nycdoe - Academy For Careers In Television And Film
Nycdoe - Queens High School For The Sciences At York College
Nycdoe - The Scholars' Academy
Nycdoe - Veritas Academy
Queens High School For Information Research And Technology
Queens Metropolitan High School
Queens School Of Inquiry
Richmond Hill High School
Robert F Kennedy Community High School
Robert F Wagner Secondary School For Arts And Technology
St Agnes Academic School
St Demetrios School
St Johns Preparatory School
The Mary Louis Academy
The Renaissance Charter School
The Young Women's Leadership School Of Astoria
The Young Women's Leadership School Of Queens
Thomas A Edison Cte High School
Townsend Harris High School
William Cullen Bryant High School
World Journalism Preparatory: A College Board School

Staten Island

Csi High School For International Studies
Curtis High School
New Dorp High School
Ralph R Mckee Career And Technical Education High School
St Joseph Hill Academy High School
Susan E Wagner High School