Spring 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:

Hollifield Station Elementary School                                   Registration Open
>>New Audience: 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Girls
March 8 - May 3, 2018  (no class April 5)                   
Thursdays 3:15 - 4:45 PM

*Laurel Woods Elementary School                                        Registration Open
March 5 - April 30, 2018  (no class April 2)                   
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.

Manor Woods Elementary School                                        Registration Open
April 9 - May 2, 2018                     
Mondays & Wednesdays 3:20 - 4:50 PM

St. John's Lane Elementary School                                      Registration Open
March 7 - May 2, 2018  (no class April 4)                   
Wednesdays 3:20 - 4:50 PM

*Stevens Forest Elementary School                                     Registration Open
March 6 - May 1, 2018  (no class April 3)                   
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 be registered for a Scratch account. 
Prerequisites: None
Audience: 3rd, 4th and 5th Grade Girls
Cost: $150.00
Locations:

Bellows Spring Elementary School                                      Registration Open
February 26 - April 23, 2018 (no class April 2)                   
Mondays 4:00 - 5:30 PM

*Bryant Woods Elementary School                                      Registration Open
March 5 - April 30, 2018 (no class April 2)                   
Mondays 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.

Fulton Elementary School                                                     Registration Open
March 7 - May 2, 2018  (no class April 4)                   
Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:30 PM

Waterloo Elementary School                                                Registration Open
March 1 - April 26, 2018  (no class April 5)                   
Thursdays 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:

Forest Ridge Elementary School                                        Registration Open
February 28 - April 25, 2018  (no class April 4)                   
Wednesdays 3:45 - 5:15 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: 4th and 5th Grade Girls
Cost: $175.00
Locations

*Deep Run Elementary School                                          Registration Coming Soon
Dates and Times TBD
* = This course is FREE thanks to the generous support of our sponsors.
     Open to students attending Deep Run Elementary ONLY

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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 (see current offerings for specifics)
Cost: $175.00
Locations: 

*Deep Run Elementary School                                           Registration Coming Soon
Dates and Times TBD
* = This course is FREE thanks to the generous support of our sponsors.
     Open to students attending Deep Run Elementary ONLY.

Veterans Elementary School                                               Registration Open
March 1 - April 26, 2018  (no class April 5)                   
Thursdays 4:00 - 5:30 PM

Worthington Elementary School                                         Registration Open
March 14 - May 9, 2018  (no class April 4)                   
Wednesdays 4:00 - 5:30 PM

 

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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:

Mount View Middle School                                                Registration Open
March 1 - April 26, 2018  (no class April 5)                   
Thursdays 2:30 - 4:00 PM


 



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 Program Assistant 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.