The Mission

To support an implementation of school culture based on computer science knowledge and learning across all disciplines using research-based learning strategies.

Students will engage in experiential learning that is based on computational thinking; thus all girls become more than users, and instead designers and creators of computing technology.

The Framework

Establishment of a school culture where computer science is embedded in all disciplines.

Educational collaboration through interdisciplinary units of study around computing.

To support the school in developing a systematic effort that brings all girls an understanding of computational science that stems from experiential learning and leads to creation of product.

The Purpose

To implement a technology infused educational strategic plan that applies computer science as a tool for K-12 learning and expression across all disciplines and interests through the designing of authentic, learner-driven activities that recognize and accommodate learner variability.

Develop mathematical instructional strategies that produce mathematical confidence. Integration of literature and computer science at all grade levels.

 

Upcoming Events

Exploring Computer Science (Grade 2 and 3)

Wednesdays (January 6-February 24)

$250

Location: Live & Virtual!

Learn to code with HER Academy! Are you looking for a fun team environment for your daughter to enhance her social emotional skills while learning to code? This class is an easy introduction to computer science that enables the student to create their very own stories and games. Your daughter will snap together graphical programming blocks to make characters animate on her device screen. 

  • Eight sessions 2:00-3:00pm
  • iPad is required 
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A Girls Heart to Computer Science, beginner level (Grades 4-5)

Mondays or Wednesdays (January 4 - March 8)

$250

Location: Live & Virtual!

In this program, your daughter will develop strategic thinking in computer science by working through challenges to build persistence and confidence. They will learn about the design process, use creativity, and learn to use block-based code (e.g. Scratch). She will use her imagination to animate projects, make a storyboard, and learn the basic concepts of coding, as well as how computer science intersects with everyday living and how it involves multidisciplinary skills (e.g., music, art, physical education). This program is designed for students with no coding experience or some coding experience.

  • Eight sessions:
    • Mondays 3:30-4:30pm or 4:30-5:30pm, or Wednesdays 4:00-5:00pm or 5:30-6:30pm
  • Computer or Chromebook is required (no iPad, limited Chromebooks are available for rental)
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Coding in Python Introduction, CS0 (Grades 6-8)

Tuesdays (January 5 - February 23))

$250

Location: Live & Virtual!

Python is a widely used computer science language used in the professional setting and you can learn the basics of Python in this class. The class is designed to excite and engage girls to learn computer science. The drawing of shapes to make designs and creations will be mastered, so that the leaner will be ready to begin basic animations for her next eight-week session class. This program is designed for students with no coding experience or some coding experience.

  • Eight sessions:
    • Tuesdays 4:00-5:00pm or 5:00-6:00pm
  • Computer is required (no iPad, a limited number of rental computers are available)
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Coding in Python for beginners, CS1 (Grades 9-12)

Thursdays (January 7 - February 25)

$250

Location: Live & Virtual!

Learn to code with HER Academy! Are you ready to learn computer programming through a fun and interactive manner? We will teach you the basics of programming, work through interesting problems to solve as a team and individually , and learn about women are doing today in their computer science professional career. No prior programming experience is required. 

  • Eight week session 4:00-5:00pm or 5:30-6:30p (no class on October 22)
  • Computer is required (no iPad, a limited number of rental computers are available)
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Internship Program for High School Seniors

June 2021
Opportunities for high school seniors to shadow at a tech company.

HER Academy is planning a trip for an all-girl group of high school seniors to visit tech companies in California in June 2021.  After the trip, students will shadow at a tech company for two weeks. It is anticipated in the current conditions that this will be a virtual event.  

We’re currently looking for companies to partner with!