HOW CAN I CODE AT HOME OR HELP MY CHILD CODE AT HOME?
We are happy to suggest homework. You can find additional projects online or in books.
The best way to help your child would be to ask them to show you their projects and to walk through and explain the code to you.
DO YOU OFFER FINANCIAL AID OR SCHOLARSHIPS?
We do not offer scholarships but can create a payment plan if needed. There is a small fee if choosing to pay in installments.
HOW IS MCP DIFFERENT FROM OTHER KIDS CODING SCHOOLS?
We curate the best resources to teach students to code. We believe in accessibility and encourage students to check out the numerous options for kids and adults learning to code, including online programs and software-based programs in your area. We use publicly available programs that students can access at home with the passwords we create at MCP.
We offer tutoring and private/semiprivate lessons to give students more attention. Our classes and camps are led by instructors and have a ratio of 5:1.
We differentiate education from entertainment. You may have heard the term edutainment. We prioritize student engagement and fun, but regularly assess what students are learning and the value that we add. We don't want to waste your time or money.
Our teachers are coders who have had training in developing their skills. They are college students, bootcamp grads, technology teachers or professional coders. We do not hire high school students.
We use full-sized monitors for studio classes instead of laptops. We do use touchscreen laptops in classes or camps when a specific install is required. At schools, equipment will vary.
We have a brick and mortar location and have partnered with local elementary schools or companies to offer our programs to groups of employees and their kids. You can find us at a few local schools too (not listed as Locations), but the majority of our students join virtual classes. We are a family business and our kids attend Austin public schools.
HOW CAN I TELL IF I AM MAKING PROGRESS?
We communicate with you or parents via notes left by their instructor after class. We also have short monthly assessments from our skill trees to reinforce learning as well as measure progress.