Frequently asked questions
What will my child learn at Adventure Code Academy?
Adventure Code Academy teaches critical 21st century skills, including computer programming, critical thinking, and problem solving. Using our unique project oriented interest based approach, Kids learn fundamental skill, work on fun projects, help each other solve problems and show what they’ve been working on. They learn computational thinking by logically sequencing events, creating playable games, telling a good story, and modelling real situations. They also learn to build on activities that they or their peers do reinforcing the Imagine, create, play, share, reflect and refine approach critical for their development as problem solvers.
What are Adventure plans?
We believe that coding is an adventure and must be coached in an open, adaptive, construction based approach using personally meaningful activities and projects. Adventure plans are learning pathways that provide a progression map for the student to explore computational concepts through courses, tools and activities meaningful to them
What are the different enrollment options at Adventure Code Academy?
Adventure Code Academy has 3 different enrollment options based on the number of sessions each week. Each session is for an hour. The sessions can be attended online or in person and run at the same time every week on a schedule that works for the student and the coach. This approach also allows our students time to do self paced practice at home. All these options allow building student specific learning pathways by blending different adventure plans
Do you offer discounts for siblings?
Yes! We offer discounts for siblings.
How do I know my child is learning?
We automatically track your child’s achievements as they work through the courses and activities. We organize regular demo days and jam sessions after major milestones where they will demo to you their projects and the concepts they have learned.
My child has no prior experience with coding. Do you think he/she can attend the camps without feeling overwhelmed?
Absolutely. We don’t require any coding experience to start in our camps. All camps include a foundational session to help kids understand the concepts. Since, our learning methodology is project, passion, play and peer based. Your kid will work on activities that they love and learn to share, collaborate and get ideas from their peers.
Will my child get enough computer time?
Yes. In our project centered and construction oriented approach, the lessons are not taught on a white board. Our students learn by doing and will be on their computers all the time
If I sign-up my child for this camp, is lunch included?
Yes. All of our camps include 2 snacks and a Lunch but children are more than welcome to get home food if they prefer
Can I give an enrollment as a gift?
Yes, you can gift an enrollment as a gift. You will be charged the entire amount upfront and the subscription will not renew.
Out of an abundance of caution, we made the decision to offer all of our instruction online indefinitely for the 2020/2021 school year, and we continue to evaluate the state and federal guidance. Given the current health information available, we believe that the online format is in the best interests of the health and safety of our students and families, as well as our faculty and staff.
Adventure Code Academy will be ready for the eventual reopening of our facility for in-person onsite programs as soon as it is safe to do so. As always, we will keep you informed and make every effort to be responsive to your inquiries and needs.
Our online adaptive coaching program began in the spring of 2020 and offers the same adaptive personalized learning experience that you have come to expect from us.
- If you are a new student, we hope that you will consider booking a free online session to experience our program from the comfort of home. Book your free online session here
- For our returning students, we are grateful for your continued partnership with us during this challenging time and invite you to take a free online session. Book your free online session here
How do online sessions work?
Once you have registered, we will work closely with you to schedule your sessions with your coach. After confirming your session details, your assigned coach will contact you with the online meeting link for the online lessons. During the first session, they will help you create your accounts for the various applications that you will use. We use a number of different free online meeting platforms depending upon the technology that is available to each Students. Most of our students use Zoom on Chromebook , Windows or Macs.
Will I be required to install anything on my home computer?
All of the applications that we use are online and cloud based. You will not be required to download anything on your computer. These applications can be accessed and used with any of the popular internet browsers such Edge, Firefox, Chrome or Safari
Will a parent need to be around and monitoring the zoom session?
Just like an in-person session, a parent is not required to be present in the room monitoring or helping the child during the session. After you get your child set-up on a computer (laptop or chromebook with internet and browser access), the coach will manage the remainder of the session. The online session will be identical to an in-person session without the risk of infection
What happens if my online sessions don’t work out?
If you have never taken online sessions with us, you will have the opportunity to take a free online class to decide if private lessons are a good fit for you. Once you register with us, you will also have a four-week introductory option period. If you decide for any reason that you would not like to continue with the online lessons, we will return to you the prorated unused monthly fees for the first month
What flexibility do you provide with session scheduling and possible changes now or in the future?
As always, we will try to accommodate everyone’s requests. We realize that parents and students are dealing with many scheduling uncertainties at this time, and we will be flexible and attentive to your specific needs. If for any reason your work, school, or personal schedules change and it affects your session time, please contact us right away and we’ll work with you to find a new time
What will happen when Adventure Code Academy eventually reopens for on-site in-person sessions?
In accordance with state guidelines, we will be following all of the required safety protocols necessary for a public reopening, and will fully inform all students and faculty about our plan prior to opening. All students will have the option to continue with online sessions or switch to in-person sessions if they prefer
When Adventure Code Academy eventually reopens for in-person sessions, what if I prefer to return for in-person sessions but my coach has chosen to teach only online?
While all of our coaches will have the option to coach online, in-person, or a combination of both, we will accommodate your preference. If necessary, we will offer to place you with one of our other highly-qualified coaches