THORNTON, Colo. — Students at The Pinnacle Charter High School are building computers for their classrooms and esports.
About 50 schools in Colorado have co-ed esports — also known as electronic sports — teams. The state is using this school year as a pilot program for the growing sport.
Some of the students at Pinnacle had never built a computer until they got involved in the program.
“It’s interesting… something I never thought I’d really be doing,” said Elliana Ortiz, a sophomore. “But it’s fun.”
It’s also a good hands-on lesson in STEM education, which is becoming more popular and important, especially for young women.
“We’re empowering these young women… and we want you to be a part of this,” said Jared Schuck, Pinnacle’s assistant athletic director.