Students take their time to find the uses of computer science that are most exciting to them, while still staying ahead of K-12 curriculum standards.
Student take detours from the accelerated track to explore applications in arts and sciences. Advanced students may choose to do software engineering and/or machine learning.
Students build fundamental knowledge in fun yet challenging courses, eventually bringing up to the AP Computer Science A level.
The Accelerated track allows students to quickly advance past their peers in the field of computer science. Not only will they be given a clear path to understanding the core concepts of CS, but they are encouraged to participate in events and competitions that help ensure they have a well-rounded CS Education.
Students in the Accelerated track can expect to quickly and comfortably progress beyond the material they would traditionally see in their school coursework. At KTBYTE students are given the opportunity to surpass their peers and can begin learning advanced material, creating independent projects, and becoming leaders both in and out of the classroom.
Students train to participate in olympiad level competitions, with difficulty comparable to university level CS. Students are expected to put in more work than their peers.
USACO: Renowned computer programming competition for secondary school students in the United States. There are four competitions at four levels of difficulty: Bronze, Silver, Gold and Platinum.
MIT Department of Mathematics: the highly selective Program for Research In Mathematics, Engineering, and Science for high school juniors across the United States.
CCC: National computer programming competition for secondary school students based in Canada. KTBYTE was pleased to participate for the first time in 2023! This contest is held annually with two divisions of difficulty, Junior and Senior.
Same hands-on approach whether taught in-person or online. When online, unlike in "zoom classes", students don't need to juggle multiple programs. Instead, they focus on learning "why" and "when" to solve certain problems, not just how.
Even our youngest students learn core concepts such as: variable typing, scope, runtime errors, compilation errors, boolean logic, etc. Young students are given assistance tools (advanced analogs to MIT Scratch) to reduce keyboard typing requirements.
Our instructors have spent a decade developing standardized lesson plans that serve students who stay with us for years. This results in a progressive pathway to maintain interest and continuity. Most students' in academic performance far eclipses what is taught in school.
Students are eased into programming using common professional languages, not proprietary or kid-specific tools. This way students do not need to 'restart' later on when they build bigger projects, participate in competitions, or take standardized tests.