About Us

How is CodeWizardsHQ different?

Our curriculum is more comprehensive and structured than any other online coding program available. Our program combines the benefits of teacher-led instruction, a students-first approach, and hands-on, project-based learning, with the convenience of the online classroom. It’s the most effective way for your child to learn to code.

Do you offer in-person camps or in-person classes?

While we do offer a few in-person camps in Austin, Texas, they are usually in the summer months. Please follow us on social media for upcoming offerings.

How will my child benefit?

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

Do you offer private lessons?

If you’re interested in private lessons, please contact us.

Can my school/organization sponsor classes?

Yes, absolutely! We love partnering with groups and schools to teach coding. Please contact us.



APCS

Is there a money-back guarantee?

Yes, absolutely. If your child is not thrilled, please notify us within the first 4 sessions in our program and you will receive a full refund.

What happens if a student misses a class?

All our class sessions are recorded. Students can watch the videos and get caught up prior to their next class.

Is there any special software that is needed?

No. Students will be using our browser-based code editor to write real code. They don’t need to download or install special software.



See full details on What Technology is Needed for Class.



 

Can students use tablets?

Unfortunately no. Because they will be writing typed-code and seeing their work in real-time, they need a computer or laptop with a separate keyboard.



Classes

What are the classes like?

Hands-on activities and project-based classes are held for an hour once per week. They are held in our Headquarters, our customized online classroom that can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection. A live teacher helps each student on an individual basis and keeps each session engaging. There is always followup material between class sessions.

Will my child receive a certificate?

At the end of each course, 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.



Students can claim and print their certificates from their account.

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 teachers and also live 1×1 teacher help during our office hours. All support is included in course fees.

What is your class size?

CodeWizardsHQ’s class sizes are small. We typically have six students per class and will not allow more than seven. We group students by age and coding background. We have found that this is the optimal size for successful group work and individual attention.

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

A key aspect of our program is keeping parents informed on what happens in the classroom. Parents receive weekly progress reports that indicate what students have done that week and have links to their projects. Besides regular email updates on students’ progress, parents and teachers are welcome to audit a current class or review recorded sessions of completed classes.

Who are your teachers?

CodeWizardsHQ’s teachers are experienced coders chosen for their technical ability and enthusiasm when presenting materials to students. We train and work with our teachers to continue to develop their skills through professional development and constant teacher observation and feedback. See our about page to get to know the team.



Community Educators

What if my child has coding experience?

The CodeWizardsHQ program is a multi-year sequentially structured curriculum that is beginner-friendly and requires no prior coding experience. If students have coding experience (other than Scratch, Code.Org, Minecraft, etc), they might be able to join an intermediate course based on demonstrated skill level. See the Placement Testing page for more details.

What ages / grades are the classes for?

Our classes are designed for students 8-18 years old, or for grades 3rd to 12th. 7 year olds who are interested in technology will also enjoy our CWHQ Junior Program. No prior coding experience is required. If your child is outside this age range or you’re searching for adult classes, please contact us for other options.



Enrollment

What course should I start with in elementary school?

The first course is Animation and Games with Scratch. Upon successful completion of the first course, students progress through our structured and progressive curriculum in the order that they are listed on the curriculum page. See the placement testing page if your student has significant coding experience and would like to start at a higher level in the program.

Do courses have prerequisites?

The Introduction to Programming with Python course does not require any prior coding knowledge. The course is meant to build a strong foundation of coding knowledge for the rest of our courses. We ask that students take courses in the order that they are listed on our Curriculum page.

Does CodeWizardsHQ offer scholarships?

We offer merit, diversity and needs-based scholarships. Check out our scholarship page to check your eligibility and apply.

Do you have a trial version?

We offer a money-back guarantee if you choose to withdraw from classes within your first four class sessions. So while we do not have a “trial” class, we do have a built-in trial period. The best way to experience our program is to just dive in and evaluate the experience before the 4th class session.

How does your money-back guarantee work?

CodeWizardsHQ will do everything possible to make our classes challenging, fun, and productive for your student. If you don’t want your student to continue, please notify us of your withdrawal within the first four class sessions in our program and you will receive a full refund.

What is the best time to enroll?

We are a year-round 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.

What course should I start with in middle school?

The first course is Intro to Programming with Python. Upon successful completion of the first course, students progress through our structured and progressive curriculum in the order that they are listed on the curriculum page. See the placement testing page if your student has significant coding experience and would like to start at a higher level in the program.



Group Pricing

What happens to group price if a student withdraws?

Price rates will stay the same as long as 3 students remain and will carry over to the next course if it begins within 1 month of a course ending.



Homeschool

What happens to group pricing if a student withdraws?

Price rates will stay the same as long as 3 students remain and will carry over to the next course if it begins within 1 month of a course ending.

What if our group has more than 8-students?

Please split them into two classes and enroll them. The group pricing works on a per-class basis.



Intro Class

Is there any software to download?

No, all classes and platforms are browser-based.

Do you offer refunds?

All 1-hour classes are non-refundable. However, to accommodate unforeseen circumstances, we do allow up to one (1) convenience transfer to move a student to a different class when one is scheduled and available. To request a convenience transfer, please call CodeWizardsHQ at 1-800-213-2417.

What if my student already has experience coding?

Not a problem!  These courses should still provide a fun exercise for your student as well as the opportunity to check out how our classes work.



Placement

Is there a particular order that tests must be taken in?

Yes. Placement tests must be taken in the order they are listed above.

Can I test out of multiple classes at the same time?

Not at the same time, no. classes must be tested out of one at a time. Apply for multiple tests if you wish to test out of multiple classes.

I am already enrolled in the CodeWizardsHQ program. Will my payment transfer to the new class?

Yes. Payment will transfer to the new class as long as the current class is less than halfway complete.

Are there refunds for placement tests?

No. We do not offer refunds for placement tests, but we will credit testing fees toward your next payment if you choose to enroll in our program.



Programs

I have a 10 year old, which program should I enroll?

Most 8-10 year old students should start with the Animation and Games with Scratch. If you’re 10, 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. After you complete the online enrollment, take a typing test then email a screenshot of your results to school@codewizardshq.com to be placed in the middle school program.

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. 

I have a 13 year old, which program should I enroll?

Most students ages 11-13 should start with Intro to Programming with Python. If you’re 13, you can enroll in the high school program if you feel comfortable learning at a slightly faster pace.

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. 



Referral

When will the referral credit be applied?

Our team will manually apply the referral starting on your second payment.

How can I refer friends?

Simply send your friend a link to our website www.codewizardshq.com, and have them select "Referral" in the "How did you hear about CodeWizardsHQ?" section on the enrollment form and then have them enter your student's name. You can send it via Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, text, email, etc.

Is the referral program available if my student is not in the program?

You must have a student in the program to take advantage of this offer. Please see our affiliate program if you do not have a child in our coding program.



Requirements

What is the time commitment?

Classes are for 1-hour per week unless specified otherwise. Practice work is assigned after every class which will take approximately 1-hour to complete. Additional projects and activities will be available for students to explore based on their interests and time availability.

What technology do we need at home?

You will need the following: 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. Also, a headset is great so students can keep their hands free, but it isn’t required.



See full details on What Technology is Needed for Class.



TAM

How long is each Coding Club lesson?

Each Coding Club meeting starts with a pre-work section, which includes a short quiz that is automatically graded, a video lesson, and time to work on that week’s project. Each club meeting is designed to last for 45-60 minutes.

How will my school be billed?

Schools will be invoiced for the $99 licensing fee and $25 for each student enrolling in the club. The program is designed to have schools require parents to pay the $25 fee per student to join the club.

What if a student misses a club meeting?

If a student is absent, they can easily catch up on what they missed. Students can access all club materials (notes, video, projects, etc.) at any time by logging into the club platform.

Will you provide any ways for me to market my club?

The school licensing fee includes a marketing kit to help spread the word to students and families. The marketing kit includes a letter to parents, a printable flyer, and a post for social media.



Technology

Is a Mac or a PC okay?

Yes, you may use either a Mac or a PC computer.



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