The Summer Coding Academy strives to provide ambitious, goal-oriented high school students with a passion for technology and innovation the tools they need to be successful. Our program seeks to develop the skills and knowledge necessary for students to be brave and find technological solutions to the problems we face today. With total access to the state-of-the-art facilities at Harvard University, our students will learn from some of the greatest minds in computer science and have the opportunity to develop skills that are quickly becoming essential. We hope to instill in our students a passion for learning and engaging with technology to not only improve the world we live in, but to become better citizens of our shared communities.
A summer weeklong intensive designed to teach high school students the fundamentals of coding in the environment of a collegiate campus.
With a comprehensive curriculum concentrated in five days, SCA will give students the knowledge, guidance and resources they need to understand the basic functions of a code as well as creating their own video game.
Our curriculum, designed by Harvard students concentrating in computer science, is geared towards teaching high school students the fundamentals of coding. Topics covered include:
- Thinking in Code
- Python Syntax
- Debugging Code
- Conditional Statements
- For Loops
- While Loops
- Error Handling
- Data Structures
- Local IDEs
Harvard Student Agencies, Inc. (HSA) is the largest student-run company in the world, employing more than 500 undergraduates annually. Founded in 1957, HSA is a multimillion dollar nonprofit that provides Harvard students with meaningful opportunities for employment and hands-on business education. Student managers lead all aspects of the operations and strategy behind HSA's 14 businesses, which range from publishing to tutoring to bartending, including Let's Go (the leader in student travel), HSA Cleaners (a laundry and dry-cleaning service), and The Harvard Shop (a storefront and web retail business).
Harvard Student Agencies, Inc., is not a part of Harvard University - it is a separate student-run organization affiliated with Harvard University.