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Common Questions

Have questions about working with The Coding Space? Here are answers to some of our most common questions.

You can view our class locations here.

We work with students ages 6 and up. If you have a student under the age of 6, please contact us.

All students ranging from beginners to advanced are welcome. The Coding Space’s curriculum is designed for students with any level of prior experience, including none!

Yes, we offer curriculum that would be challenging and engaging to all students who aren't already professional software engineers or Computer Science majors in college.

We provide computers for students whey they are physically in person in classes. However, some students choose to bring their own computers because they are more comfortable working on them. This can change based on location, so please check with the instructor.

There is no required homework. However, teachers may recommend that students work on something at home and students often freely choose to continue working on their projects at home for fun.

Academic Year Refund Policy:

We are able to provide a full refund for cancelled registrations up to one week before the start of the term.

After this point, we are no longer able to provide refunds. However, we can accommodate rescheduling. Class cancellations must be made 24 hrs in advance of the scheduled class to be eligible for rescheduling. We want to make sure our teachers have time to prepare, and know what to expect from class to class, week to week. It makes for a better learning experience for our awesome students! 

For scheduling make-ups, we require 3 days notice (i.e. for a Monday make-up, the request must be made by 4 pm on Friday). In addition, make-ups that are scheduled aren’t eligible for rescheduling a second time. Make-ups can't be rolled over to a future semester. A maximum of 3 make up classes can be scheduled per semester.

Summer Camp Refund Policy:

Cancellations made up to two weeks before the start date of your session are eligible for a full refund. Cancellations that are requested up to one week in advance are eligible for a 100% credit that can be used for a future summer or after-school session. We will not issue refunds or credits for cancellations requested less than a week in advance of the scheduled camp session date.

Changes to dates can be made free of cost up to one week before the start date of your original camp session. No changes will be possible less than a week in advance of your original session’s start date.

On the face of it, your child will learn how to make increasingly complex Scratch, JavaScript, and Python programs, but behind the scenes they will be growing so much more than that.

At Coding Space, our goal is to teach critical thinking, problem solving, and to instill a life-long love of learning, building, creating, and growing. We help students develop grit and intellectual confidence, two character strengths that will aid students greatly in other STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) subjects. Our students learn the thought patterns and mindsets of programmers, including modeling, debugging, sequential thinking, top-down design, the design processes, test-driven development, and more. Learn more about our curriculum here.

Learning to code isn’t about learning the syntax of a particular language, it’s about learning how to think like a programmer and have the foundational skills necessary to learn any new programming language within a day, if not sooner. While our students’ projects are made primarily in Scratch for beginner students and JavaScript for advanced students, our larger goal is to teach kids the skills they will need to tackle any programming language. To learn more about our curriculum, please click here.

We teach coding using the Socratic Method, allowing our students to discover the solution independently. To read more about what makes our Approach different, go here.

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