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Penn Summer High School
Coding Camp

Three-Week Front End
Coding Immersion

For registration details,
call (215) 310-5478

Engaging Summer Learning Experience

Students will learn in-demand browser-based technologies through a challenging and engaging curriculum including HTML5, CSS3, JavaScript, and jQuery.*
Students will benefit from hands-on learning with maximum support. The virtual classroom environment allows students to ask questions, easily get help from instructional staff, and collaborate with their peers.
Students will create sample portfolio pieces and earn a certificate of completion from University of Pennsylvania’s College of Liberal and Professional Studies to showcase their accomplishments on college applications.
Students will study part-time, attending dynamic, instructor-led live classes from the comfort of home, or any location.
Students will gain valuable life skills applicable to future experiences, from critical thinking and problem-solving to teamwork and effective communication.
*The material covered in this program is subject to change due to market demand.
According to a report by Google and Gallup, about half (47%) of principals surveyed who say their schools have computer science learning opportunities also state the material does not include programming/coding — a core component of computer science*.

 

The Penn Summer High School Coding Camp was designed to equip students with the foundational coding, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills necessary in today’s digital world.

*Source: Searching for Computer Science: Access and Barriers in U.S. K-12 Education
Students at Graduation
Rewarding Learning Experience

  • Students will explore the field of computer programming and cover a range of fundamental front end web development technologies through skills-based learning.
  • Students will receive hands-on experience completing projects ranging from HTML and CSS code samples to simple JavaScript applications.
  • Students will build and improve upon skills essential in the professional world, including logic and critical thinking, problem-solving, and working in a team setting.
  • Students receive personalized support from instructional staff and benefit from in-class collaboration, working both individually and in teams on sample portfolio projects.

Student in computer lab
Prepare for the Future

  • Students will receive a certificate of completion from University of Pennsylvania’s College of Liberal and Professional Studies showcasing their accomplishments.
  • Students will build a portfolio of sample projects that demonstrate their working knowledge of the topics covered in class.
  • Students will gain technological literacy and invaluable experience in teamwork and creative problem-solving, helping to differentiate themselves on resumes and college applications.
  • Students will form a dynamic community of fellow aspiring web developers, allowing for networking and future collaboration.

About the University of Pennsylvania College of Liberal and Professional Studies
The College of Liberal and Professional Studies (LPS) is the home of lifelong learning at the University of Pennsylvania. We present a wide range of offerings to help participants achieve their unique goals through access to Penn’s extraordinary resources and individualized advising services. LPS is integral in the education of undergraduates, graduate and professional students, and working professionals.
 
As part of its commitment to working professionals, the College of Liberal and Professional Studies delivers dynamic, applied non-credit programs relevant to today’s global and connected workplace. Through our programs, you gain access to the world’s leading experts in the arts and sciences who offer exceptional opportunities to gain new skills and achieve your professional goals.

FAQ
Frequently Asked Questions

What are the dates of the program?

  • Session I classes are June 14 – July 2. Session II classes are July 19 – August 6.
  • Live, virtual classes will be held Monday – Friday, 2 – 5 p.m. ET
  • Each week students will attend formal class lectures Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, students will benefit from supervised group project work.

Can students study at the High School Coding Camp while maintaining their current summer schedule?

Yes. The program is designed with a part-time schedule in order for students to be able to attend while maintaining any existing summer commitments.

How long is the course?

Students will complete this summer program in three weeks.

What is the tuition fee?

The tuition is $2,500. This program is not eligible for the High School Scholarship. All students enrolled in this program pay full tuition, including Philadelphia residents who attend a School District of Philadelphia public or charter high school.

Do students need to have previous experience in programming before enrolling?

  • No previous experience is required.

Is the program open-enrollment and are there prerequisites?

Yes. The only requirements for enrollment are that you currently reside within the United States and be a high school student between the ages of 14 and 18 years old.

What sets your program apart from others available this summer?

  • We offer a part-time program in partnership with Penn LPS created exclusively for high school students to gain essential skills, introducing them to the knowledge and abilities needed to explore the field of computer programming.
  • Students apply the knowledge they gain throughout the program on sample projects that can be showcased within resumes or college applications.
  • Our curriculum is built based on in-demand front end technologies applicable to a wide range of industries and professions.
  • Our instructional staff includes veteran web developers with vast industry knowledge and previous experience teaching coding programs at top-tier universities.

My child is not in high school but they are interested in learning front end web development. Can they take this course?

  • No. This course is only open to students who are currently enrolled in high school and between the ages of 14 and 18 years old. 
  • For interested high school graduates who are 18 years of age or older, you can explore Penn LPS Coding Boot Camp.
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