Computer Programming

Computer Programming 

In this 30-week class, we will learn the basics of computer programming. We will begin with computational thinking then progress to write code using the Java programming language, which is an industry standard. Students will do labs in class and at-home programming assignments. Students will create a computer game that they can share with friends. The software & online textbook are provided.

Laptops: All students must have a laptop to work on in class each week. A very limited number of laptops are available from the tutor on a first-come, first-served basis. Students must demonstrate understanding of the care of the laptop and leave a deposit before being able to check out a laptop for the year. Laptops must be running a recent version of Windows (7 is the oldest acceptable version) and must be capable of running the required software. Newer Macs are also OK, but tablets, Chromebooks, etc. will not run our software.

Readiness: Computer programming is much more than just using a computer. This is a challenging class involving a lot of logic and a little math. Although the class is structured to allow students to move at their own pace as much as possible and to allow for different levels of learning, there are some skills that are needed before taking this class. Students must be able to read and follow multi-step detailed directions and have a comfort level with using and navigating a computer. Please contact the tutor for more details if you have any questions or concerns about your student’s readiness for this class.

WEDNESDAY

Time: 9:00-10:45
Grades: 4th-8th
Class Fee: $320
Supply fee: $85
Tutor: Wendi Sisson

THURSDAY

Time: 2:35-4:05
Grades: 4th-8th
Class Fee: $320
Supply fee: $85
Tutor: Wendi Sisson