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Program Description

Code Nation offers up to three years of coding courses and work-based learning programs for high school students. Our programs promote career readiness by equipping students with the technical and professional skills, experiences, connections and confidence that pave the way to successful tech careers. We partner with schools to offer our Intro to Web Development course as an in-school elective class or after-school club. Students who complete the first-year Intro to Web Development course can join our Fellowship courses for up to two years after school at partner companies’ offices. As students progress through programs, they gain increased exposure to tech careers, including work-based learning experiences. All classes are taught by a team of volunteers who work in the industry, and our curriculum is updated every year in collaboration with volunteers to ensure our students gain relevant real-world knowledge and skills.

Course Descriptions

This project-based course in web development introduces students to the field of Computer Science and equips them with a foundational technical skill set. Topics covered in the course include HTML, CSS, jQuery, and JavaScript. Students apply their skills in creative coding projects at the end of each unit. In addition to coursework, students participate in field trips that spark an interest in tech careers.

The Fellowship courses emphasize both technical and professional skills. Students take a deeper dive into web development and learn advanced JavaScript concepts, as well as Git and APIs. Students develop a portfolio of work while building problem-solving, project management and presentation skills. Students participate in professional development workshops focused on resume writing, interview prep, and networking.

In the optional second year of the Code Nation Fellowship, students focus on the continued development of their portfolios and developing greater independence in problem-solving. Students will work with more advanced APIs, including Firebase and be introduced to front-end frameworks and learn the fundamentals of ReactJS.

Fellowship programs are held after-school once a week at partner companies’ offices, bringing together students from different schools in a work environment that connects them to the tech community.

Students who complete two or more years of courses become part of our alumni community, and receive information, guidance and continued support through college and early career. Currently, Code Nation alumni have access to paid internship opportunities, invite-only networking events, and information on scholarships, events and job openings.

Become a School Partner

Code Nation is excited to partner with high schools that serve a student population where at least 75% of students qualify for free or reduced price lunch. If you are a school leader interested in bringing Code Nation programs to your school in New York City, Chicago, San Francisco, or Oakland, please tell us about your school using the form below.

Our Partner Schools

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