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What technology do we need at home?

You need the following. A computer with a microphone and a speaker. Most laptops bought within the last 5 years ago should have this. A headset is nice to have, but not required. You need a browser like Chrome or Firefox of Safari or Internet Explorer installed (Chrome preferred). And you need a reliable internet connection.

What if my child misses a class?

All our class sessions are recorded. Recordings along with class slides are made available to the student shortly after the class is over. They can review the recorded session before the next class. Remember, your child can attend the class from anywhere. Even if you are traveling, they might be able to attend the class.

What if my child has coding experience?

Our program is beginner friendly and requires no prior coding experience. However, if your child has some coding experience (other than Scratch, Code.Org, Minecraft etc), they might be able to join at an intermediate point based on demonstrated skill level. Please contact us and we will work with you to find the right starting point for them.

What ages / grades are the classes for?

Our classes are intended for students 9-17 years old. This would relate to grades 4th to 11th. 5th graders who are more inclined towards technology would also enjoy our program. No prior coding experience is required. If your child is outside this range or looking for adult classes, please contact us.

How much does the class cost?

The monthly fee is $149 with a course lasting for 3 months. This includes 24/7 email support from instructors and also live 1×1 instructor help during our weekend office hours.  Check out our scholarships page to see if you are eligible.

What is the time commitment?

Classes are for 1-hour a week and there will be homework that would take approximately 1-hour to complete. Additional projects and activities will be available for students to explore based on their interest and time availability.

What is your class size?

Our class size is small.  We typically have about 6 students per class but will not allow more than 8.  We group students by age and coding background. We have found that this is the optimal size for successful group work and individual attention.

Who are your teachers?

Our teachers are experienced coders who we pick for their technical ability and enthusiasm presenting materials to children. We train and work with our teachers to continue to develop their skills.

What is the best time to enroll?

We are a year-around program. We start new classes every month. Don’t wait to get started. Enrollment is open now. As soon as you enroll, you will receive a welcome email and orientation package for you and your child.

How does your money back guarantee work?

We will do everything possible to make our course challenging, fun and productive for your child. If you do not wish your child to continue, please notify us of your withdrawal within the first four class sessions and you will receive a full refund.

How is CodeWizardsHQ different?

Our program is stronger and more structured program than anything else available. Our approach combines the benefits of teacher-led instruction and the ease and convenience of online classrooms. It is the most effective way for your child to learn to code. See more highlights of our program.

How will my child benefit?

Every student learns real text coding, the logic, structure and practical applications of important programming languages. This gives them a strong foundation for success in other STEM subjects and excellent preparation for university and lucrative career choices.

What are the classes like?

Hands-on, activity, and projects based classes are held for an hour at the same time each week. They are held in our online classroom and can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection. A live teacher helps each student individually and keeps each session engaging. There is always followup material between classes.

How will I stay updated on my child’s progress?

A key aspect of our program is keeping parents informed of what goes on in the classroom. Besides regular email updates on your child’s progress, you are welcome to audit a current class or review recorded sessions of completed classes.

Will my child receive certification?

At the end of each students are assigned a capstone project that incorporates all the skills learned during that course. Every student who successfully completes this capstone project receives a certificate of completion, recognizing the skills they’ve learned and the level of mastery they’ve achieved.

Is there homework? Grading?

We assign regular homework assignments to supplement classes. There are quizzes, reviews and challenges to show mastery of the material. We do not assign grades but do recognize special success.

Can my school/organization sponsor classes?

Yes, absolutely. We love partnering with groups and schools to teach coding. Please contact us and we will work with you.

Do you offer private lessons?

If you are interested in private lessons, please contact us.

Does my child get support outside of class time?

Yes. Students get 24/7 access to course materials and recorded sessions to review course content. They also get 24-hour email support from instructors and also live 1×1 instructor help during our office hours. This support is included in course fees.

What is your cancellation policy?

We don’t have any long term contracts. You can cancel anytime with a 30-day notice.

Requirements

What are the class’ technology requirements?
You need the following. A computer with a microphone and a speaker. Most laptops bought within the last 5 years ago should have these. A headset is nice to have, but not required. You need a browser like Chrome or Firefox of Safari or Internet Explorer installed (Chrome recommended). You need a good reliable internet connection.

The classes are for what ages/grades?
Our classes are intended for students 8-18 years old or grades 3rd to 12th. Second graders who are more inclined towards technology would also enjoy our CodeWizardsHQ Junior Program. No prior coding experience is required. If your child is outside this range or you are looking for adult classes, please contact us directly to find a better option.

What is the time commitment?
Classes meet for 1-hour per week. There is homework assigned after each class which will take approximately 1-hour to complete. Additional projects and activities will be available for students to explore based on their interest and time availability.

Do I need a webcam?
No, we do not use webcams. We use a web conferencing app that allows for voice chat and screen sharing, but no video chat. Our program only requires a computer with an internet connection, a keyboard, speaker and microphone.

Are there minimum system requirements for courses?
There is not a defined list of system requirements for our courses. Our program does not require a large amount of computing power so any computer purchased within the last 8 years should work well. Internet connection is a more important factor.