Our engaging and exciting courses are designed to teach a wide variety of valuable computer skills to every student. Young students begin with Scratch, a block-based visual programming language that teaches basic programming fundamentals. Students above 10 year-old can build on their Computer Science knowledge by studying Python, Java, and C++. For adventurous and creative students, elective courses teach Maya and Web Design to develop 3D animation projects and your own websites. We are a Roblox certified educator, offering innovative courses in game development and design sure to captivate any student’s imagination.
This course is designed to be a gentle introduction to basic programming concepts, such as algorithms, syntax, loops, and variables, through the engaging and familiar experience of a video game.
Students use computational thinking and computer programming to complete challenges by playing games! Give beginners a head start in coding.
Designed for beginners, this level is designed to teach the basic fundamentals and design principles of Python, with the help of Turtle graphics and PyGame. This includes: variables, conditional statements, loop basics, and functions.
These concepts are transferable to any other programming language. Throughout the way, students will create projects in order to apply the concepts they have learned, and to solidify their knowledge.
Level 2 dives deeper into the basics of Python for a more thorough understanding and introduces advanced topics. Students will build on knowledge from Level 1 and work with data structures, advanced loops, algorithms, and object-oriented programming, and create games based on what they learn.
Students will complete the course with a solid understanding of Python fundamentals.
Once students have fully understood all the fundamentals of Python, Level 3 focuses on applying concepts. Students will use the theory to create practical projects which they can showcase on their portfolio by creating applications using external libraries.
The topics covered in this level are: game development, data analyzing, and building and using AI.
This advanced course is designed to give students an in-depth understanding of Java, building on Level 2. Concepts covered in this course include program design and analysis, recursion, sorting and searching, and more. Students will apply this knowledge to create advanced games such as Chess Game.
Students can advance to our AP CSP course, if choose to have the AP exam.
This accelerated course includes variable types, loops, control statements, functions, and one- and two-dimensional arrays, object-oriented programming, memory manipulation, and dynamic arrays. This course is designed to prepare students for the American Computer Science League (ACSL), the USA Computing Olympiad (USACO) and the Canadian Computing Competition (CCC).
Pre-requisites: a solid background in coding (completion of Java Level 2 or AP Computer Science A).
Our most advanced and accelerated Java course is for motivated students looking for a challenge. This course covers Java concepts up to a university-level understanding.
Students will have a well-rounded review of the whole AP CSP curriculum and will dramatically improve their problem-solving skills.
This course provides preparation for the Advanced Placement Computer Science exam, which may qualify students for post-secondary credits.
Scratch is perfect for young beginners. It is a block-based programming platform that allows students to easily create stunning projects and build the fundamentals of programming.
Throughout this level, students will create animations and games, which makes learning fun and interactive. These concepts learned are easily transferable to our more advanced courses.
This course is for any student wishing to work in Unreal Engine for creating interactive experiences and/or enterprise fields of real time training simulation, visualization, and media/entertainment.
Create realistic games with the complete game development tool - Unreal Engine 4. Start with the fundamentals so that you build a solid base understanding.
Learn the fundamentals of game development using Roblox Studio and Lua Scripting. Students will manipulate blocks across a 3D world, learn game design strategies, create models, and create scripts.
The course is available for students of all skill levels, although previous programming experience is an asset.
2D Animation: This course is a solid introduction to 2D computer animation. Using Adobe Animate, students will draw and create two-dimensional characters and backgrounds before learning animation cycles, lipsync, colour correction, final composting, and texturing. The final project will have the student creating a 15 second 2D character animation to finish the course.
3D Animation: This course serves as an introduction of the exciting world of 3D computer animation. Students learn Maya and techniques that are used in professional production studios. The course covers techniques like character modeling, set and prop modeling, texturing, animation principles, special effects, lighting and rendering. Students are encouraged to produce a 30 second 3D animation project at the end of the course.
The course also covers UI and UX knowledge in order to create a smooth and visually appealing website and ensure compatibility on any device.