HowGirlsCode courses are designed to teach basic computer science concepts using visual block coding to advanced programming using text based coding. We ask that students meet the audience grade level requirements for enrollment.
Weekend Coding: Introduction to Scratch
Weekend Coding: Scratch Join us for a 6-week session of Saturday computing classes to learn how to combine creative thinking and computational ideas while designing projects using Scratch programming. Girls will create animations, games, and art using problem solving and design skills. Computational concepts covered include iteration, conditionals, and broadcasting, and mathematical concepts include coordinates, variables, and random numbers. Attendees will need to come to class with a Scratch account created at home.
Audience: 4th, 5th and 6th Grade Girls Registration Open
Dates: December 2, 9, 16, January 13, 20, 27
Times: 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
Location: UMBC Training Centers
6996 Columbia Gateway Dr.
Columbia, MD 21046
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.