Bold Idea Programs

CS First (Grades 3 - 5)

Bold Idea uses Google's CS First program to introduce computer science to our youngest students. The program involves block-based coding using Scratch and projects are themed to attract students with varied interests.

ideaSpark (Grades 6 - 8)

Jr. High students begin using computer science as a problem-solving tool. The 14-week ideaSpark course is grounded in a design thinking process that includes discovery, ideation, prototyping, user testing and sharing. Students develop proficiency in computer programming languages and collaborate on their own creative project, from mobile apps to websites. At the end of the semester, student teams share their projects at a Demo Day event with family, mentors and sponsors in the audience.