Fall 2018 After-School Courses

HowGirlsCode courses are designed to teach basic computer science concepts using visual block coding.  We ask that students meet the audience grade level requirements for enrollment.

Need-based scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Scholarships cover up to 75% of registration fees. Scroll down to see more details.

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Foundations of Computer Science

Girls will be introduced to computer science concepts using www.code.org. Topics that will be covered include binary, repeats/loops, algorithms, conditionals, patterns, debugging, and more, all in a fun, hands-on learning environment.  There will also be special guest speakers throughout the program.
Prerequisites: None
Audience: 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Girls
Cost: $150.00
Locations:    

Bellows Spring Elementary School                   Registration Closed
Dates: September 27 - November 15
Thursdays,  4:00 - 5:30 pm         
 

*Bryant Woods Elementary School                   Registration Closed
Dates: September 27 - November 15
Thursdays,  3:20 - 4:50 pm         

* = This course is FREE thanks to the generous support of our sponsors.
     Open to students attending Bryant Woods Elementary ONLY.

*Deep Run Elementary School                           Registration Closed
Dates: October 1 - October 29    (No class 10/3)
Mondays & Wednesdays,  4:00 - 5:30 pm                 

* = This course is FREE thanks to the generous support of our sponsors.
     Open to students attending Deep Run Elementary ONLY.

Forest Ridge Elementary School                     Registration Closed
Dates: October 1 - November 26 (No class on 11/19)
Mondays,  3:45 - 5:15 pm   
 

Hanover Hills Elementary School                     Registration Closed
Dates: **NEW START and END Dates**
October 10 - December 12    (No class on 11/7, 11/21)      
Wednesdays,  3:25 - 4:55 pm


*Laurel Woods Elementary School                    Registration Closed
Dates: September 24 - November 12
Mondays,  3:30 - 5:00 pm            

* = This course is FREE thanks to the generous support of our sponsors.
     Open to students attending Laurel Woods Elementary ONLY.


St. John's Lane Elementary School                   Registration Closed 
Dates: September 24 - November 12               
Mondays,  3:20 - 4:50 pm

*Stevens Forest Elementary School                   Registration Closed 
Dates: October 2 - December 4    (No class 11/6, 11/20)
Tuesdays,  3:35 - 5:05 pm  

* = This course is FREE thanks to the generous support of our sponsors.
     Open to students attending Stevens Forest Elementary ONLY
 

Scratch

Girls will learn to apply basic computer science concepts with hands on visual/block programming using Scratch.  Animation, sound, loops, x and y axis, conditional statements, and debugging commands will be introduced and utilized, and participants will use their creativity to design and customize projects while building their confidence and knowledge of coding.
Important Note:  All students will need an email address in order to register for a Scratch account. Directions for creating a Scratch account will be shared once registration for the course is complete.
Prerequisites: None
Audience: 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Girls
Cost: $150.00
Locations:    

Veterans Elementary School (Mondays)                         Registration Closed
Dates: October 22 - December 17    (No class 11/19)
MONDAYS,  4:00 - 5:30 pm   

Veterans Elementary School                             Registration Closed
Dates: October 4 - November 29    (No class 11/22)
Thursdays,  4:00 - 5:30 pm               

Worthington Elementary School                       Registration Closed 
Dates: October 4 - November 29    (No class 11/22)
Thursdays,  4:05 - 5:35 pm        

 

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Robotics

Students apply the basics of robotics by building models and using drag and drop programming to animate them.  Using the engineering process along with the physics of simple machines, they will create a robot of their own to accomplish a task.
Prerequisites: Foundations of Computer Science recommended, but not necessary
Audience: 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Girls
Cost: $175.00
Robotics Course Name: WeDo 2.0
Locations:    

Fulton Elementary School                                 Registration Closed
Dates: **NEW START and END Dates**
October 8 - October 31
Mondays & Wednesdays,  4:00 - 5:30 pm 


 

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New Course!
Little Techies

Little Techies is the introductory class for girls in grades Kindergarten, First and Second. Participants will use a variety of programming tools and applications to support basic computer science concepts such as sequencing, functions, loops and conditionals. Students will develop problem solving skills while participating in engaging activities that encourage their logical and creative thinking.
Prerequisites: None
Audience: Kindergarten, 1st and 2nd Grade Girls
Cost: $150.00
Locations:    

NO Fall 2018 Classes Scheduled
 

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Tynker

This course introduces elementary girls to programming using a drag-and-drop interface.  Students learn the basics of motion and animation, create scenes and change backgrounds, add sound and music, all while creating simple projects, animations, and games. Once a Tynker account is established through registration, students have permanent access to the course curriculum, tutorials, and special holiday and celebration coding activities.
Prerequisites: None
Audience: 3rd, 4th, and 5th Grade Girls
Cost: $175.00
Locations:    

NO Fall 2018 Classes Scheduled
 

 

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Scratch: Advanced Game Design

Girls will learn to apply basic computer science concepts with hands on visual/block programming using Scratch.  Animation, sound, loops, x and y axis, conditional statements, and debugging, variables, broadcasting, and cloning will be introduced and utilized. Participants will use their creativity to design and customize games while building their confidence and knowledge of coding.
**Important Note:  All students will need an email address in order to be registered for a Scratch account. 
Prerequisites: Completion of the Scratch: Game Design course
Audience: 6th, 7th and 8th Grade Girls
Cost: $150.00
Locations:    

NO Fall 2018 Classes Scheduled



Scholarships (Tuition Discounts)

Need-based scholarships are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Scholarships cover up to 75% of registration fees.

We prioritize these tuition discounts to girls who qualify for Free and Reduced Meals at school. To verify income, we request you send us a copy of the letter sent by school districts confirming this status. 

Students who are not eligible for Free and Reduced Meals may also apply for scholarships. If you would like to request a financial assistance, please complete this form and our HowGirlsCode Team will be in touch with you.



Payment & Refund Policies

1) Payment: Full payment must be received at the time of registration in order to secure a spot in the course.

2) Refunds: No refunds are issued once the course begins.  Cancellations after registration will be charged a $10.00 fee to cover registration and administrative costs.  If HowGirlsCode cancels a course due to low enrollment, we issue FULL refunds.

3) Late Registration: We accept late registration if space is available, but do not pro-rate our course fees.