Announcing Flatiron School After School, A Coding Program for High Schoolers

Flatiron School / 7 August 2014

We had so much fun teaching more than 100 high schoolers how to code with The Flatiron School Summer Program that we want to do it all year long. Today we’re happy to announce that enrollment is open for Flatiron After School—a 12-week-long coding program where high school students can learn the skills real developers use every day. Best of all, we’ll teach them the same material we teach adults in our immersive programs—the ones that gets folks jobs at places like Etsy, Boeing, and The New York Times.

Classes will be held every week for a total of four hours, either after school or on the weekends. The schedule is pretty flexible, so students can make time for coding among all of the other extracurricular activities they’re involved in. Students who enroll will get access to passionate teachers and the tools they need to learn real coding skills—something that you just can’t replicate with online tutorials.

Real Code. Real Apps. No Kids Stuff

Let’s not underestimate high schoolers. They are capable of doing amazing things with code. We just have to show them what’s possible by letting teachers who are passionate about programming use real-world concepts to teach students how to love it, too.

High schoolers enrolled in Flatiron After School will learn all the same stuff they do in our adult program—that’s HTML, CSS, Javascript, and Ruby. By the end of the course, they’ll be able to build and deploy working apps.

Why Code?

Code is in everything we do. It fuels our economy, drives our day-to-day interactions, and has the power to inspire billions of people. Technology is changing everything, and one way to help drive this change is to learn how to program.

Even if the students we teach don’t ever want to become programmers, they can use programming as a tool to be even better at whatever it is they want to do. They can build things that enhance how they listen to music, design clothes, watch sports, or interact with their friends. Code is for everyone (not just people who like math or video games), and it can help high schoolers engage with what they do love on an even deeper level.

The Details

Enrollment for Flatiron After School is open today! Students can select from two formats: (1) classes that meet once a week for four hours or (2) classes that meet twice a week for two hours each day. The structure of the program is designed to allow for flexibility in schedules but also leverage the immersive nature of our teaching methods.

All courses are taught at The Flatiron School campus at 11 Broadway in the heart of Wall Street in downtown NYC. The program is led by Director of K12 and Social Impact Lyel Resner and Lead Instructor Victoria Friedman, as well as a number of teachers specializing in web development.

We can’t wait to accept our first class of high schoolers to Flatiron After School and meet the future coders of New York. We’re going to have so much fun discovering, learning and growing together. Visit our website for class schedules, pricing information, and more!

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