Leading Institution:
City University of Seattle

What is CHI?

CHI (Cybersecurity High school Innovations) is a teacher development program to prepare teachers to instruct high school cybersecurity courses and train teachers how to run an afterschool cybersecurity competition club. Five weeks of synchronous and asynchronous classes precede an in-person summer intensive. CHI courses provide three different focuses.

  • Year One - Introduction to Cybersecurity.  
  • Year Two – Security+ Fundamentals Bootcamp 
  • Year Two/Three – Competitions & Mentorship  

The schedule of 2024-2025:

  • On-line (Jun 10, 2024 – July 13, 2024) all session are recorded 
  • In-person (July 23, 2024 – July 26, 2024) hosted in 3 different locations.
  • Mentoring support (Aug 2024 – Dec 2024) peer mentoring is available.

Teachers interested in enrolling for scholarships for CHI, complete your application:

  • Year One - Introduction to Cybersecurity. Apply Here 
  • Year Two – Security+ Fundamentals Bootcamp Apply Here
  • Year Two/Three – Competitions & Mentorship Apply Here


Who are the partner institutions?

CHI is funded through NSA CAE-C K12 Pathway grants. The participating institutions are:

  • City University of Seattle 
  • University of Washington Bothell
  • University of Idaho – Idaho Falls
  • Regis University, Colorado
  • Dakota State University
  • North Dakota State University
  • University of Arizona
  • Great Falls College
  • University of Montana Missoula


Want more information?

Are you K12 high school teacher interested in receiving a scholarship with CEUs to become a cybersecurity high school (middle school) teacher.
Follow this   to fill out an educator curriculum request form.

Follow this link to learn more about the faculty, participants, and activities.

For more information regarding the CHI Project, please contact c4cyi@cityu.edu
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Jenny Ju
Initiative Co-Primary POC
Email: c4cyi@cityu.edu
Director. Morgan Zantua
Initiative Co-Primary POC
Email: zantuamorgan@cityu.edu