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Student Programs
BDPA has outlined a set of goals, metrics, and student programs for local BDPA chapters.  Jointly, our strategic triad of private, public, and academic sector stakeholders will continue to leverage available resources to optimize BDPA's service delivery models in direct support of youth development programs, scholarships, annual high-school computer competition (HSCC) teams, intern programs, or co-op/summer employment opportunities. Chapter event calendars, grant/scholarship deadlines, special announcements, and BDPA's balanced scorecard (BSC) are available online in the Chapter's BDPA Member Welcome Centre.

The annual fee for BDPA membership dues for full-time students is $15.00.  Click here to enroll today!

Advanced Student Programs | JEF
Since its inception in 1984, Joint Educational Facilities, Inc. (JEF) has mentored and prepared over 250 DC-area and BDPA-DC student members from the District of Columbia and surrounding communities to advance their careers by mastering undergraduate and graduate level requirements. JEF’s programs are designed to acquaint young students with research techniques, advanced mathematics, emerging technologies in computer science and telecommunications, computational science, geographical information systems (GIS), robotics and public speaking.  Visit the chapter's BDPA Member Welcome Centre for more on JEF, and related bdpatoday newsletter articles on TeraGrid 2008, and Super Computing 2008 (SC08.)

Visit for 2008 semester registration information. The annual fee for full-time high school, community college, and college students to join BDPA is $15.00.  Click here to enroll today!

High School Computer Competition (HSCC)
2008 Student Enrollment Criteria

  • Currently in or entering grades 8 through 12
  • Student interviews with HSCC staff
  • Parent or guardian interviews with HSCC staff
  • Completes HSCC registration form
  • $50 annual HSCC registration fee

2007/2008 HSCC Staff

  • Mr. Lou Shack, HSCC Assistant Coordinator and Instructor
  • Mr. Rodrick Edwards, HSCC Regional Coordinator and Instructor
  • Mr. Edward Yeldell, HSCC Coordinator and Instructor

Latest Results & Metrics
On August 18th, 2007, the Washington, D.C. BDPA Chapter HSCC Team won Second Place in The National High School Computer Competition recently held in Washington, D.C.

This year's winners each will receive $2000 towards the College or University of their choice.  Earlier this summer, HSCC Team-2 and HSCC Team-1 captured first and second place respectively during the Northeast Regional HSCC Competition held in June 2007 at Howard University's School of Business. Last year, BDPA's Washington, DC students placed 3rd in National HSCC held in Los Angeles, California and won a total of $2,500 in scholarships.

The Washington, D.C. Chapter continues to receive positive feedback from parents emphasizing our programs continue to make tremendous impacts on their children. Student return rates for these programs continue to increase.   In 2008, BDPA-DC and BDPA-NoVA hope to field several local teams during 2008's Northeast Regional HSCC.

The Chapter's HSCC Team
This year, the National competition was held at the Marriott Wardman Park Hotel in Washington, DC at the BDPA National Conference. The competition team representing Washington, DC comprised five students with the other students eligible to participate in the Youth Technology Camp. Competition teams continue to enjoy all expense paid trips to the National BDPA Technology Conference. All students were allowed to participate in the Student Youth Technology Camp and other planned student activities. The competition team will compete with other chapter teams throughout the United States developing a web application, oral and written competition. The top five teams won college scholarships, computer hardware and advanced gaming software.

The way to select students for competition team is through evaluating their performance. We have created a list of seven criteria that will be given a score. These scores determine which students are prepared for the national competition.

The following is a list of criteria used to evaluation your performance and readiness for the competition:

  • Attendance
  • Behavior
  • Team work
  • Quizzes & Exams
  • Projects
  • Homework assignments
  • Presentation skills

Related articles: September 2007 issue of bdpatoday

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To learn more about BDPA's 2008 Regional High School Computer Competition (HSCC) teams, Youth IT Showcase, and related technology events with BDPA in the District of Columbia or Maryland, call, email, or write to BDPA-DC:

BDPA Washington, D.C. Chapter
611 Pennsylvania Avenue, SE #213
Washington, D.C. 20003-4303

Phone: 800.727.BDPA (2372)  or
Fax: 301.576.5456

For related technology events in Northern Virginia, contact BDPA-NoVA:

Phone: 800.727.BDPA (2372)  or
Fax:  703.

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