At American STEM Prep, we offer a comprehensive Computer Science program. Teaching computer science has numerous benefits, including preparing students for careers in technology, fostering critical thinking and problem-solving skills, and promoting creativity and innovation. Students are introduced to essential coding languages and software that can be used in a variety of industries, in a rapidly expanding field. Overall, computer science education helps students develop skills that are essential for success in the 21st century.
Block Coding to build coding fundamentals
American STEM Prep’s Elementary School computer science program is designed to be engaging and accessible to students at all levels. Whether students are new to coding or have some experience, they will be able to learn and create engaging projects. Students will develop critical thinking, problem-solving, and logic skills, while also exploring innovation and their imagination. We
start with block coding, using popular tools like Scratch Jr., Scratch 3.0, and Blockly in Code.org, to teach younger students the fundamentals of programming. As they progress to upper elementary, students transition to text-based coding and learn Apple Swift, a powerful and intuitive C-family language used by professional developers. This prepares them for the advanced coursework they'll encounter in middle and high school, and ultimately helps them build a strong foundation in computer science that they can take with them into college and beyond.
Middle & High
Transition to Text Coding