TIVERTON — The goal is to get students to understand they do have a voice in their government and their vote does count, but getting them to pay attention to what is going on and take part is a challenge.

A pilot program called Two Codes that would bridge computer science with United States government and politics is in its early stages of development by educators at eight schools in the state, including Tiverton and Middletown. The schools are working with the College Board, the state Department of Education, and PrepareRI on the project.

“We’re hoping we can find some common ground between the two,” said Lorne Teeter who teaches AP United States Government and Politics at Tiverton High School. “We’re more technology-centered” than ever before. “We’re looking to get kids to integrate politics into technology” he said. And for those who are more interested in government and politics, finding a pathway to incorporate technology.