Computer Science Education

Trilogy Delivers High School Coding Bootcamps

2U's bootcamp division, Trilogy Education Services, has entered the business of high school coding with two online summer camps. Those are being offered by Columbia University Engineering and the University of Pennsylvania College of Liberal and Professional Studies.

Each summer camp provides what the institutions describe as a three-week intensive online immersion program, to introduce high schoolers to front-end web development. Both have start dates in July and August. Students must be 13 or older and entering grades 9-12. No prior coding experience is required.

Students will participate in real-time instructor-led online classes and tackle programming projects and assignments with help from instructional staff and tutors. Activities will include individual and team assignments, and projects will cover HTML and CSS coding, as well as simple JavaScript applications.

Those who finish the programs will receive a certificate from the respective institution.

"Our new summer coding program will equip high school students with foundational coding, critical thinking and problem-solving skills," said Rita McGlone, executive director of professional and organizational development at the University of Pennsylvania College of Liberal and Professional Studies, in a press release. "This will be a rewarding learning experience for high schoolers interested in learning some impressive practical coding skills in a short period of time."

The Penn Summer camp is $3,999. Learn more on the university's website.

The Columbia summer camp is $3,800. Learn more on Columbia's website.

About the Author

Dian Schaffhauser is a former senior contributing editor for 1105 Media's education publications THE Journal, Campus Technology and Spaces4Learning.