Coding Classes for Kids That Get Results

A structured coding program keeps kids learning and engaged.

Our Programs

Internship Program: CodeWizardsHQ is the only online coding academy for kids that offers real-world experience with actual non-profit organizations.

CWHQ has a 93% student success rate, compared to 5% for paid, self-paced online video courses and tutorials. That’s an 18x better graduation rate.

Our goal is to make all students successful. If your child is not happy with our program, notify us within the first 4 class sessions for a full refund.

The CodeWizardsHQ Advantage

Our reviews speak for themselves.

How Wizard Levels Work

Wizard Levels are the foundation of our structured curriculum. Each student gains experience and advances Wizard Levels as they complete classes. Our curriculum is progressive so they must be taken starting with the first course. Each class assumes that students understand the concepts in prior courses. 

If your child has prior coding experience, take the advanced placement test to find the right class for you.

  • Each course is 12 lessons
  • Each Wizard Level is 4 courses

One Wizard Level is made up of 4 courses, each course is 12 lessons. In our weekly class, each Wizard Level takes one academic year to complete. Students who take an accelerated two or four time a week class will complete each Wizard Level sooner. At the end of each Wizard Level, students take a Capstone class to build a challenging project with the skills they’ve learned so far.

Students who have completed the Elementary School coding program will skip to Wizard Level II in the Middle School coding program. Once they’ve completed the Middle School coding program, students will skill to Wizard Level II in the High School coding program. At the end of the High School coding program, graduates have the ability to participate in the High School Internship program and get real-world experience through a partner nonprofit. 

The Wizard Levels give students continued achievements to strive for and reinforces their coding skills.

Why Should Kids Learn to Code?

Learning to code has benefits far beyond building a website. Kids who learn to code will be more successful in college and career.

Coding empowers kids in so many ways. Coding classes for kids teach problem solving, attention to detail, and how to be part of a team. As a result, kids build their self-confidence, learn how to take risks, and experience the thrill of building something from scratch.

These are all valuable life skills and career skills.

That being said, as we integrate technology into more and more aspects of our world, it’s undeniable that having coding skills provides an advantage when pursuing many different careers. Employers, more and more, are demanding their employees have coding skills.

Steven Wolfram even said, “I’ve noticed an interesting trend. Pick any field X, from archeology to zoology. There either is now a “computational X” or there soon will be. And it’s widely viewed as the future of the field. It’s hard to believe that a single project can lead to so many rich experiences and build such strong thinking skills. But learning to code can do all this and much more.”

Why Choose CodeWizardsHQ?

Choose CodeWizardsHQ because we have the 5 years of online teaching experience, proprietary pro-level tools, and, most importantly, the best teachers to deliver the most fun and effective live, online coding classes to your child. Our coding classes are designed to give kids the programming knowledge, skills, and confidence to thrive in a digital world. 

93% Student Success Rate

You don’t need to waste money on self-taught classes and online programs that don’t work. Our online coding classes were created from the start with your child’s success in mind. Founded by a father for his own daughter, our priority is making sure your child learns and grows as they take our courses. Over the last 5 years, we’ve perfected virtual learning from our curriculum to our teachers to our tools to get a passing rate of over 93%.

Best in Class Teachers

Our magic happens in the classroom where our teachers make a personal investment in your student’s success. We select only the top 2% of teaching applicants who are not only technology professionals, but also passionate about teaching.. Every CodeWizardsHQ teacher uses our structured curriculum to teach students and engages kids to learn in a meaningful way.

Experienced Online Learning Providers

We’re not just another company that recently started teaching online. For many companies, online learning and programs are uncharted. Not for us. Over the last 5 years, we’ve been perfecting virtual learning from our curriculum to our teachers to our tools. Our curriculum is created specifically for learning virtually and is continuously refined to be taught online with exciting visuals and engaging projects that keeps kids motivated from afar.

Real-World Lesson Application: Capstone Projects & Internships

We’ve found that continuous and developed practice is what makes our coding classes for kids so successful. That’s why, at the end of each Wizard Level, students complete a Capstone Project that builds on their skills. 

Elementary School Capstone Classes
  • Capstone I – Minecraft
  • Capstone II – Game Development
Middle School Capstone Classes
  • Capstone I – Virtual Reality Game
  • Capstone II – Online Multiplayer Gaming
  • Capstone III – Launch an App in App Store
High School Capstone Classes
  • Capstone I – APIs and Databases 
  • Capstone II – VR Multiplayer Game
  • Capstone III – Launch a SaaS Platform
  • High School Internship Program

High School Coding Internship

All of our students’ hard work culminates in an internship with a real-world nonprofit organization where they put their knowledge and skills into practice. They will build a complete software project under the direction of experienced mentors. Not only will they receive experience that stands out on college applications, they’ll get proof of their achievement through a letter of completion, official class transcript, and recommendation letter. 

Learn more about the High School Internship. https://codewizardshq.com/internship/

Advanced Placement

Some students may have already been introduced to the world of coding. We have a placement test to move ahead in our program so they begin at the right level.

Questions? We Are Here to Help.

Easy answers to some common questions.

What if my child misses a class?

All class sessions are recorded. Recordings along with class slides are made available to the student shortly after the class is over. Students can review the recorded session before the next class. We have a built-in community board if students need help. We also offer office hours if students have questions after reviewing the video of the class video and asking their peers via the community board.

Can I enroll in a class that has already started?

We allow late enrollments as long as we still have room in the class. Contact us to check availability.

What course should I start with?

The first course depends on grade level. See what the first course is on the enrollment page. Upon successful course completion, students progress through our structured curriculum in the order that they are listed on the curriculum page. See the placement testing page if your student has significant coding experience.

How much does a course cost?

All courses meet for 12 class sessions with an associated cost of 3 payments of $149, unless specified otherwise. At no additional cost, students get 24/7 email support from teachers and live teacher help during weekend office hours, online student community and weekly progress reports.

What technology do we need?

You need a computer with a microphone and a speaker, a browser like Chrome, Firefox, Safari or IE and a good internet connection.

See full details on What Technology is Needed for Class.

Is there a sibling discount?

Many siblings that participate in our program at the same time. Those families receive a $50 discount per additional student.

Your 2nd (and subsequent child) only pays $99/month for the CodeWizardsHQ program.

When enrolling siblings or using a referrer name during enrollment it is not assumed that they want to be in the same class. Please email us at school@codewizardshq.com if you would like students grouped in the same class.

I have a 5th grader, which program should I enroll?

Elementary school students should start with the Animation and Interactive Games with Scratch.

If you’re in 5th grade, you may choose the middle school program if you are confident about text-based programming and your typing speed is 25 wpm with 90% accuracy. Take a typing test.

My child already knows Scratch. What do I do?

If your child has good prior coding experience in Scratch, then take a placement exam to skip to the next course.

We highly recommend that you review the full course curriculum and feel confident about knowing that material before taking the placement exam. 

My child has no coding experience. Is it ok?

Yes! Our classes are designed so that no prior experience is necessary.

Classes are beginner-friendly. Simply start with the first class in the program for your child's school grade.

I have an 8th grader, which program should I enroll?

Middle school students should start with Intro to Programming with Python.

If you’re in 8th grade, you may choose the high school program if you are confident about text-based programming and your typing speed is 25 wpm with 90% accuracy. Take a typing test.

What if my child already has some experience in Python?

If your child has good prior coding experience in Python, then take a placement exam to skip to the next course.

We highly recommend that you review the full course curriculum and feel confident about knowing that material before taking the placement exam. 

My child has no coding experience. Is it okay to start with the high school program?

Yes! Our classes are designed so that no prior experience is necessary.

Classes are beginner-friendly. Simply start with the first class in the program for your child's school grade.

What if my student needs help between classes?

We have a suite of beyond the classroom support features to give your student help in between classes including:


  • Discourse forum and language knowledge base

  • Daily homework help live via Zoom

  • One-on-one office hours with instructors


Learn more about how to get help.

 

What course should I start with?

The first course depends on your child’s grade level. See the Elementary (Grades 3-5)Middle (Grades 6-8), and High School (Grades 9-12) Program pages. All students start in the first class of the program at Wizards Level I and, as they graduate each class, move to the next class and Wizard Level. Returning students can continue with the class where they left off. Advanced placement is also available if your child has previous coding experience. Learn more about the full curriculum and enroll to get started.

What technology do we need for class?

To attend class your child will only need: 1) A computer with a keyboard, microphone, and speaker – almost all laptops bought within the last five years ago should have these; 2) A web browser installed, like Chrome (recommended) or Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer; and 3) A reliable internet connection. Bonus, a headset is helpful so students can keep their hands free, but it isn’t required. See our full curriculum.

Is there homework? Grading?

Every class has weekly homework assignments to supplement class time. There are also quizzes, reviews, and exercises to show mastery of the material. We do not assign grades but do recognize our student’s successes. We report the completion of assignments to parents on a weekly basis. See our full curriculum.

What if my child misses a class?

All class sessions are recorded. These, along with class slides, are made available to the student shortly after the class is over. Students can review the recorded session and slides before the next class if they are absent. They also have access to help on the community board from other students, direct messaging with teachers, and complimentary office hours for additional support.

How much does a course cost?

All classes meet for 12 sessions with an associated cost of 3 payments of $149, unless specified otherwise. At no additional cost, students get 24/7 direct-messaging support from teachers, live office hours, access to our online student community, and weekly progress reports. See our full pricing details.

Can I enroll after a class has started?

Yes! We accept late enrollments for any class until the beginning of the second session. Enroll today.

More questions? Find answers on our FAQ page.

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