Kids can be great programmers.
Programming, like music, is a domain open to prodigies. To learn and excel all you need are a computer, an internet connection, the ability to reason, and a lot of grit.
When you start, it helps if you have a guide. That's where Python Picante from Fairfax Collegiate comes in. We'll help you learn the basics and then how to teach yourself independently. You'll become a fluent programmer -- one of the elect who can express themself with code.
Why Python? Python is efficient, easy to read, easy to debug, runs on all operating systems, and is available for free. Python is the most popular language for high school and college computer science courses, and is widely used in business, science, and government.
Our Python Picante courses start with the basics. When you're ready, move on to advanced courses to learn how to write games, work with data, and create web applications. All courses are taught online over Zoom by skilled Pythonistas who connect with kids.
All Python Picante courses are taught via Zoom. To participate in these courses, students must have a reliable internet connection. A webcam and microphone are strongly recommended.
Morning classes meet from 10:00 AM to 12:00 noon EST. Afternoon classes meet from 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM EST.
The grade levels below are loose recommendations. Your child should take the class that best fits their comfort level with Python.
If you are looking for an in-person option this summer, please see our Computer Science courses.