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Intro to Computer Science

Class Description:

This class is a project-oriented introduction to CS using the Java language. CS00a is the first class in KTBYTE's core track that has graded assignments. The curriculum of this course is much more fast-paced than previous courses and requires students to be able to apply conceptual understanding in actual applications and write open response answers to problems. Another significant change is that the students in the course are now expected to be capable of efficiently utilizing office hours, textbooks, and audio lectures.


Age 13+ or instructor approval. 30 wpm typing speed. Familiarity with algebra.

Class Features:
Class Project(s)

Students will choose 1 of 4 types of projects determined by the teacher.

Weekly Problem Sets

Our homework is done online
Virtual Machine (VM)

Included for In-Person Classes

A Virtual Machine is a remote desktop that allows students to connect to it from anywhere. We provide VMs so that students use it during classes and to work on homework.
Student Support:
Office Hours with
Teacher's Assistants

Office hours are led by our highly qualified teaching assistants. It is an easy and free way to get immediate feeback on your code. Our homework is difficult - office hours can help you overcome obstacles and develop a stronger understanding of the material!
Audio Lectures

We provide pre-recorded Audio Lectures to allow for students to self-study, practice, and learn CS.
Online Textbook

We provide a online, interactive, Java & Algorithms textbook to allow for students to self-study, practice, and learn CS.
Class Recordings

We provide recordings of our classes for if a student misses or needs to re-listen to a class.
Parent Support:
Student Progress Report

The parent account dashboard allows for parents to track their student's progress in the class.

About CS00a:


Doodle Jump: Click to Play! The goal of the game is to keep on the moving platforms, and not fall off the screen. There are timer for the platforms that dictates its' movement, speed, and direction.

Orbits: A click creates a planet (white circle). The red circle is the sun. The blue line visually shows the velocity effector (points to where the planet it is going), and the red line shows the acceleration of the planet

In-Person Class Options:

4 Militia Dr. #15 Lexington, MA

Spring Semester
18 weekly lessons
Thu Jan 31 - Jun 13
5:20pm - 6:20pm ET
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Spring Semester
18 weekly lessons
Sat Feb 2 - Jun 15
1:50pm - 2:50pm ET
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437 Cherry St, Newton, MA

Spring Semester
18 weekly lessons
Sun Feb 3 - Jun 16
5:20pm - 6:20pm ET
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