Computer Science Academy

An 10-week program designed to teach 6th-12th grade students the basics of programming

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The Computer Science Academy is back for Spring 2022

 

As the Computer Science field continues to grow, the demand for professionals with programming experience has significantly increased and computer programming is a skill that will be needed in the future for many career fields. JBU Computer Science Department presents the Computer Science Academy, which includes two classes this semester. There will be a beginner class in Python and an advanced class in Python. Both courses are ten weeks long and cover the same dates (see below).

Beginner-Level Python Course
This Beginner-Level Python course is designed to teach 6th-12th grade students the basics of programming. It offers the fundamentals of Python using the original computer science curriculum.

Students will be led in a 2-hour session each week (Saturdays) from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm (CST) with guidance from on-site student-teachers, each day developing new skills and knowledge in computer programming. Each student will be able to interact 1-on-1 with a student-teacher when they have questions or need clarification. Registration is now closed for the Spring class.

Advanced-Level Python Course
This Advanced Python programming course will build off the Beginner-Level Python course, since it covers all of the Python Fundamentals. This course will consist of an advanced overview of the python programming language. The topics that will be covered in this course include, but are not limited to: Introduction to IDEs; File Management; Objects; Libraries; Importing Local Files; In-Depth view of Dictionaries; Lists and other Data Types; Data Manipulation; Problem Solving/Recursion and More! 

Students will be led in a 2-hour session each week (Saturdays) from 12:30 pm - 2:30 pm (CST) with guidance from on-site student-teachers, each day developing new skills and knowledge in computer programming. Each student will be able to interact 1-on-1 with a student-teacher when they have questions or need clarification. Registration is now closed for the Spring class.

Please contact Heidi Smith (hsmith@jbu.edu) for more information or if you would like to be put on the contact list for the fall 2022 class.

Attendance: In-person or on Zoom

Saturday Dates:

February: 5th, 12th. 19th, 26th

March: 5th, 12th

April: 2nd, 16th, 23rd, 30th