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Top Questions

What is the total price of the course?

The total price is $447 per course.

Tuition is spread in 3 payments of $149. Each course is 12 sessions long.

Does my child get support outside of class time?

Yes! Students get 24/7 access to course materials and recorded sessions to review course content. They also have access to daily homework help, the community forum, and live 1×1 teacher help during our office hours. All support is included in course fees.

How long does each course last?

Each regular program course is 12 weeks long and includes 12 55-minute sessions per week.

Accelerated courses can either be 2 sessions per week (6 weeks total) or 4 sessions per week (3 weeks total).

How long will it take my child to complete the full program?

Each course in our Elementary, Middle School, or High School program is 12 weeks long. To complete a Wizard Level with 4 courses (including the Capstone) would take approximately 1 year.



  • Students starting in Elementary School Program would take 7 years to complete the program.


  • Students starting in Middle School Program would take 5 years to complete the program.


  • Students starting in High School Program would take 3 years to complete the program.




You can accelerate the program if:



AI Camp

Where are camps held?

Log in from your home and you will be connected to a live teacher in a secure online classroom. No driving for you!

Who are camps for?

Our Minecraft, Roblox, Fortnite, and AI Camps are ideal for kids and teens ages 8-18. 



They're particularly enjoyable for kids with an interest in technology or video games. Beginners are welcome, no prior coding experience is needed.



APCS

What if my child misses a class?

It's easy to catch up. All class sessions are recorded. Recordings along with class slides are made available to the student shortly after the class is over. Students can review the recorded session and slides before the next class. You also have a full suite of beyond-the-classroom benefits, everything your child needs to be successful (even if they miss a class). See full benefits.

Can students use tablets?

Unfortunately no. Because they will be writing typed-code and seeing their work in real-time, they need a computer or laptop with a separate keyboard.

What technology do we need for class?

Students will be using our browser-based code editor to write real code. They don’t need to download or install special software.



You will need the following: 



1) A computer with a keyboard, microphone, and speaker – almost all laptops bought within the last five years ago should have these. Chromebooks and iPads are not compatible with our platform.



2) A web browser installed, like Chrome (recommended) or Firefox, Safari, or Internet Explorer.; and 



3) A reliable internet connection. Also, a headset is great so students can keep their hands free, but it isn’t required.



See full details on What Technology is Needed for Class.



 



Elementary School Core Track

What if my student needs help between classes?

You will have access to a full suite of beyond-the-classroom benefits that includes everything your child needs to be successful. We're here to support their learning when they need us. See full benefits.

What course should I start with in elementary school?

The first course is Animation and Games with Scratch in the core track. Upon successful completion of the first course, students progress through our structured and progressive curriculum in the order that they are listed on the curriculum page. See the placement testing page if your student has significant coding experience and would like to start at a higher level in the core track.

How much does a course cost?

All courses meet for 12 class sessions with an associated cost of $447 (3 payments of $149 per course), unless specified otherwise. The price includes a full suite of beyond-the-classroom benefits that your child needs to be successful. For a full list of what's included, please see pricing details page.

My child has no coding experience. Is it ok?

Yes! Our classes are designed so that no prior experience is necessary.



Classes are beginner-friendly. Simply start with the first class in the program for your child's age.

Is there a sibling discount?

Yes, we have a significant discount for siblings. Siblings receive a $50 discount per payment, a total $150 per course. Regular students pay $447, 3 payments of $149 per course. Siblings pay $297, 3 payments of only $99 per course. For full details of the sibling discount and how to get it, please see our sibling discounts page.

I have a 10 year old, which program should I enroll?

Most 8-10 year old students should start with the Animation and Games with Scratch in the core track. If you’re 10, you may choose the middle school core track if you are confident about text-based programming and your typing speed is 25 wpm with 90% accuracy. After you complete the online enrollment, take a typing test then email a screenshot of your results to [email protected] to be placed in the middle school core track.

My child already knows Scratch. What do I do?

If your child has good prior coding experience in Scratch, then take a placement exam to skip to the next course in the core track.



We highly recommend that you review the full course curriculum and feel confident about knowing that material before taking the placement exam. 



Enrollment

What course should I start with in middle school?

The first course in the middle school core track is Intro to Programming with Python. Upon successful completion of the first course, students progress through our structured and progressive curriculum in the order that they are listed on the curriculum page. See the placement testing page if your student has significant coding experience and would like to start at a higher level in the program.

Do courses have prerequisites?

The Introduction to Programming with Python course does not require any prior coding knowledge. The course is meant to build a strong foundation of coding knowledge for the rest of our courses. We ask that students take courses in the order that they are listed on our Curriculum page.

Does CodeWizardsHQ offer scholarships?

We offer merit, diversity and needs-based scholarships. Check out our scholarship page to check your eligibility and apply.

Do you have a trial version?

We offer a 100% money-back guarantee if you choose to withdraw from classes within your first four class sessions. So while we do not have a “trial” class, we do have a built-in trial period. See full guarantee details.



The best way to experience our program is to just dive in and evaluate the experience before the 4th class session.

What is the best time to enroll?

We are a year-round program. We start new classes every month. Don’t wait to get started. Enrollment is open now. As soon as you enroll, you will receive a welcome email and orientation package for you and your child.



Fortnite Camp

What happens after my child finishes camp?

Once you finish a 1-week camp, you can continue in the core track based on your child’s age. 



Choose from a 3-week accelerated course or 12-week year round course. These courses are just as fun as our camps and give students a strong foundation of programming knowledge while teaching students how to think like a programmer.

What is required to attend Fortnite camp?

Student requirements include all of our standard technical recommendations.

In addition to our default recommendations, students are required to have the Fortnite game installed. Students should already be familiar with the basics Fortnite. They should ownload and install the EPIC Games Launcher and Unreal Editor for Fortnite prior tot he first session.





Group Pricing

What happens to group price if a student withdraws?

Price rates will stay the same as long as 3 students remain and will carry over to the next course if it begins within 1 month of a course ending.



High School Core Track

What course should I start with in high school?

The first course is Intro to Python. Upon successful completion of the first course, students progress through our structured and progressive curriculum in the order that they are listed on the curriculum page. See the placement testing page if your student has significant coding experience and would like to start at a higher level in the program.



Homeschool

What if our group has more than 8 students?

Please split them into two classes and enroll them. The group pricing works on a per-class basis.



HTML & CSS

What is HTML & CSS for kids?

HTML (HyperText Markup Language) is a programming language that defines the structure and elements of a website. 



CSS (Cascading Style Sheets) is a programming language that formats HTML elements and adds styles to a website.



HTML, CSS, and JavaScript are the building blocks of every webpage. In fact, the first website ever launched in 1991 was written in HTML. For many developers, HTML and CSS were the first languages they learned because of their popularity and simplicity.



 

How do I teach HTML and CSS?

There are an abundance of resources for teaching HTML/CSS to children. Start with your child’s age and interests. You can choose from coding books, tutorials, videos, or coding classes. There are free and paid options at all levels, but using a free coding resource is a good way to dip your toe in and see if your child is interested.

Is HTML and CSS easy to learn?

HTML and CSS are two of the easiest languages to learn for kids and beginners. The syntax is simple and you can easily view the output in your browser. Unlike backend languages like Python and Java, you do not need to download any packages or run your code through a server, so it’s very easy to get started.

What should I learn first, HTML or CSS?

We advise learning HTML first. It will help kids build a foundation for how a site is structured and interpreted by a browser. A CSS file is added to an HTML page in order to format and style features of the HTML like color and size. Without an HTML page, the CSS code will have no effect.



Intro Class

Do you offer refunds?

All introductory classes are non-refundable. However, to accommodate unforeseen circumstances, we do allow up to one (1) convenience transfer to move a student to a different class when one is scheduled and available. To request a convenience transfer, please call CodeWizardsHQ at 1-800-213-2417.

What if my student already has experience coding?

Not a problem!  These courses should still provide a fun exercise for your student as well as the opportunity to check out how our classes work.



Middle School Core Track

I have a 13 year old, which program should I enroll?

Most students ages 11-13 should start with Intro to Programming with Python in the core track. If you’re 13, you can enroll in the high school core track if you feel comfortable learning at a slightly faster pace.



Minecraft Camp

What is required to attend Minecraft camp?

Student requirements include all of our standard technical recommendations.

In addition to our default recommendations, students are also required to purchase and install a copy of Minecraft for the PC before the start of the first session if a copy is not already owned. Students should already be familiar with the basics Minecraft. Students should be familiar with PC specific controls prior to the start of the first session.



Placement

Is there a particular order that tests must be taken in?

Yes. Placement tests must be taken in the order they are listed above.

Can I test out of multiple classes at the same time?

Not at the same time, no. Classes must be tested out of one at a time. Apply for multiple tests if you wish to test out of multiple classes.

I am already enrolled in the CodeWizardsHQ program. Will my payment transfer to the new class?

Yes. Payment will transfer to the new class as long as the current class is less than halfway complete.

Are there refunds for placement tests?

No. We do not offer refunds for placement tests, but we will credit testing fees toward your next payment if you choose to enroll in our program.



Programs

What ages / grades are the classes for?

Our classes are designed for students 8-18 years old, or for grades 3rd to 12th. 7 year olds who are interested in technology will also enjoy our CWHQ Junior Program. No prior coding experience is required. If your child is outside this age range or you’re searching for adult classes, please contact us for other options.



Python Track

What if my child already has some experience in Python?

If your child has good prior coding experience in Python, then take a placement exam to skip to the next course. However, those with programming experience will still benefit from taking the first course.



We highly recommend that you review the full course curriculum and feel confident about knowing that material before taking the placement exam. 



Referral

How can I refer friends?

Simply send your friend a link to our website www.codewizardshq.com, and have them select "Referral" in the "How did you hear about CodeWizardsHQ?" section on the enrollment form and then have them enter your student's name. You can send it via Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp, text, email, etc.

When will the referral credit be applied?

Our team will manually apply the referral starting on your second payment.



Roblox Camp

What is required to attend Roblox camp?

The following is required for this camp:

Is this ran by the Roblox Corporation?

No, it is not.  The camp is ran by CodeWizardsHQ for students interested in improving their understanding of Roblox coding!



Technology

Is a Mac or a PC okay?

Yes, you may use either a Mac or a PC computer.



Winter Camp

What if I travel during winter?

You can attend our winter coding camp even while traveling. All you need is a computer and a reliable internet connection.



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