At Launch, students work at their own pace using a revolutionary flipped-learning model. Instead of lectures, students work on projects collaboratively with their peers while on-site teachers ensure that students are truly comprehending key concepts. Our curriculum is aligned with standards identified by the Computer Science Teachers Association, designed to prepare students to excel in both their college and professional lives.
Summer should be a time of exploration and growth for students. Launch provides structure and guidance in a fun yet challenging collaborative environment.
Our mentors will make computer science engaging and accessible to students. The flipped-learning model enables advanced students to learn at their own pace. They can complete the exercises and practices required to understand the concepts and skills quickly, and thrive using new knowledge and creativity in creating their own programs. Our Austin summer camps are designed to open students’ eyes to a set of skills and knowledge that can start them on a path to becoming the innovators of tomorrow.
Currently there is a lack of quality technology and coding education in schools. As a result of there being few qualified teachers, what is currently being taught does not give students a thorough understanding of computer science and programming. With years of experience in the tech industry, we know what skills companies are looking for and have designed a curriculum that fills the gap.
- We aim to teach an understanding of computing and network systems that students will need to be technologically literate, as well as the skills to program. We also make it FUN!
- Younger student will learn about systems and object-oriented programming through videos, interactive lessons, and boilerplate activities where students modify and discover features of a programming language.
- Topics include variables, objects, data types, void and return methods, as well as the tools and practices software developers use to solve problems.
- Students who stick with us over the long term will learn the skills to use back-end APIs to communicate with servers and create a full-stack application.
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