Seth Beute Named First Principal of Phoenix Coding Academy

Posted by Community Relations at 11/18/2015

Seth Beute has been named the first principal of Phoenix Coding Academy, the District’s newest small specialty school, which will open next August. Beute, 43, has been with Phoenix Union for 12 years, and has an extensive background in technology. He has been the Facilitator of Virtual Instruction since July of 2014, overseeing the implementation of the District-wide online education program. He spent 10 years as a Career and Technical Education (CTE) instructor at Metro Tech High School, teaching computer and network technology courses. Beute has also worked with teachers and principals, integrating technology and curriculum at a Michigan school district.

Beute has been involved in the planning process for the Phoenix Coding Academy, serving on the core planning team, co-facilitating the Curriculum Design Team, and assisting in facility design and marketing.

The Phoenix Academy will focus on computer coding and technology, while offering a full four-year high school menu of core classes, electives, Career and Technical Education offerings, online courses and foundational computer science.   It will begin with a freshman class of approximately 100 in 2015-16, and will add one class each year. The new school building is located at 4445 N. Central Avenue, adjacent to Central High School in a two-story, 42,000-square foot facility that will eventually accommodate up to 400 students.

I’m excited to assemble the team, including teachers, staff, industry and community partners, who will be committed to building a unique environment that will prepare students for the high-demand career fields of software development and innovative technologies,” Beute said.

 

For information on the Phoenix Coding Academy, visit www.PhoenixUnion.org/CodingAcademy or call 602 764-5700.