IT ALL BEGINS HERE

We have virtual classes as well!

Award-winning STEAM.org™ Accredited Curriculum.

New classes begin every quarter: January, April, July and October

We are now adding a blended learning approach to our 6-9 month classes. It is a method of education that combines online educational materials with the onsite interaction at our learning center. We believe that this will increase and reinforce student’s learning and comprehension level.

Entrepreneurship is more than just being your own boss or owning a business; to our company, it embodies the fundamental skill sets, developed and adequately directed over time, of one who takes ownership and execution of their ideas, creativity, and ambition. We believe when kids are exposed to this learning at an early age,it allows for excellent controlled acceleration, taking on the competitions in the world is exceedingly improved. All of our programs have these fundamentals embedded in them so that our students come out learning more about their passions and the action steps they need to take as individuals to complete them.

Some skill sets that will be learned, built, and strengthened are organization skills, self-confidence, creativity, good presentation/communication skills, etc.

CODING

  • Programming and debugging skills

  • Designing and developing programs

  • App designing

  • Program development

PROGRAM SCHEDULES

Kids will learn about computer science and programming. It’s essential for kids to learn to code like they do math and reading. We have programming camps for Scratch Visual Programming, JavaScript, Python, and Java app development.

An introduction for students to computer programming using M.I.T.’s ScratchJr App visual programming language. Students will create animations and customize popular video games such as Cat-n-Mouse to understand the logic behind programming.

  • Event-based system
  • Storytelling
  • Animation
  • Game Design
  • Succession Day

Using M.I.T.’s Scratch visual programming language, students will be taught to understand the basic concepts of programming and debugging. Students will design storyboards, develop simple to advanced games like Maze and Pac-Man, and heighten their programming skills with logic operators, loops, variables and more.

  • Intermediate programming concepts
  • Debugging
  • Storyboarding
  • Presentation skills
  • Blended Learning: Yes (Includes Online Assignments & Onsite Labs)
  • Succession Day

Students will learn the essential JavaScript programming language using Bitsbox. They will develop an understanding of typing code, including syntax, arrays, functions, and other basics of programming. They will also design and develop programs that can be run on computers or tablet devices.

  • JavaScript programming language
  • Python fundamentals
  • Java fundamentals
  • Design a personal customized game
  • Blended Learning: Yes (Includes Online Assignments & Onsite Labs)
  • Succession Day

Students will learn the Python programming language and use loops and data types. They will learn to work more efficiently with programming syntax, resulting in developing longer programs. (Javascript knowledge is required to take this class.)

  • Pygames video game development
  • Text-based adventures & randomizers
  • Creating User Interfaces
  • Designing a personal customized game
  • Blended Learning: Yes (Includes Online Assignments & Onsite Labs)
  • Succession Day

Students will use the Java programming language to design apps and develop ideas in the Android, Android SDK, Android Studio, and Eclipse environment. They will complete group exercises and individual projects in order to develop apps. (Javascript knowledge is required to take this class.)

  • App development
  • Efficient and effective coding methodology
  • Launching apps on Google Play
  • Designing a personal customized game
  • Blended Learning: Yes (Includes Online Assignments & Onsite Labs)
  • Succession Day

ROBOTICS

PROGRAM SCHEDULES

Kids will learn about hardware technology and computer programming. We have robotics classes and camps for all ages, including Blockly, LEGO EV3, computer building, and our new cybersecurity course. 

The Robotics 101 class is a great introduction to robotics and programming using Wonder Workshop’s Dash robots for kids, grades K-2. Students will build, program and play to get a good understanding of how robotics work. The goal is to let kids be creative, learn to troubleshoot and discover how robots can be fun.

  • Use tablets (iPad or Android) with Blockly, Go and Path apps
  • Learn to program the Wonder Workshop’s Dash robot
  • Complete challenging exercises and projects
  • Develop an understanding of block programming language
  • Understand loops, conditional commands, and programming functions
  • Design a personal program for the final project
  • Succession Day

The Robotics 201 class is for kids, grades 3-8, to be introduced to robotics and computer programming using the LEGO Mindstorms robots and the EV3 programming software. Students will learn the functions and mechanics of the LEGO robots including sensors, switches, blocks and more.

  • Learn the LEGO EV3 programming with Mindstorms robots
  • Understand how programming robots can be fun with engineering, technology and math
  • Students will develop programs from past Robofest and FLL challenges
  • Understand blocks, sensors, switches and many other features for programming
  • Understand how to build and program robots for the Roomba, Candy Cleanup and Sumo Challenges
  • Develop the skills to design, debug and present their robotic projects
  • Design a personal program for the final project
  • Succession Day

Mechatronics is a field which combines robotics, electronics, and coding. Students will develop skills across 3 topics: Robotics, Electronics and Circuits, and Hardware Coding. During this course, students will work with drones, Arduino, and circuit boards. Students will develop a deeper understanding of sensors, and will create various sample circuits to learn more about software and hardware interaction.

  • Students must complete Robotics 401 and have C-programming language experience
  • AccelerateKID® will provide the Robolink CoDronePro and Arduino kit
  • Students will work in groups or individually to complete tasks and projects
  • Learn the C/C++ programming language to program and design their drones
  • Learn about drones, engineering, programming and Arduino
  • Understand how the remote, hardware and software works
  • Design a personal program for the final project
  • Succession Day

In this course, students will learn how to make use of Artificial Intelligence using modern solutions, such as Amazon Alexa. Students will investigate the topics of AI and Machine Learning, while also learning a functional and powerful programming language. In this course, students will undertake a variety of projects and tasks, to help them understand how to use and apply this growing field of technology.

In Internet of Things, students will take everything they’ve learned across our robotics tracks, including circuits, hardware design, and coding to develop a useful modern product. Students will apply various entrepreneurship skills, while learning how to create devices that can communicate effectively together without a large scale PC doing the heavy lifting. This course is designed to give students freedom in what they wish to create, with the possibility of working in teams to further collaborate and deliver a working product. This course has been designed with the hardworking and motivated in mind, those who wish to create something tangible and potentially releasable.

  • Students will learn the engineering process that product designers go through to create the different products we enjoy today 
  • Students skills will be put to the test as they gain real-world experience in product design
  • Students will be able to build connections with industry leaders
  • Succession Day

GAME DESIGN

  • Minecraft

  • Minecraft Java

  • Lua Scripting Language

  • Roblox Studio (ROBLOX Educator®)

PROGRAM SCHEDULES

Teaching kids about game design and coding using fun games like Minecraft and Roblox. It doesn’t matter if your child is a novice or expert at gaming, we have tech classes, camps and club meetups for all ages.

Students will learn introductory game design concepts as they build simple games using either Minecraft or Roblox Studio as their choice of tool to suit what the student is interested in. The goal of the course is to teach students fundamental skills and concepts that are used when designing videogames while interacting and playing games that they will make themselves.

  • Build Buildings & Towns
  • Expand Houses
  • Create a Zoo
  • Mining and Blocks
  • Redstone and Coding
  • Succession Day

In Minecraft Studio, students will start by learning all there is to know about creating custom game experiences with Minecraft as a basis. Students will learn how to operate a personal server, manage and use plugins, and create online experiences for their users. Following that, students will dive into one major channel of game design, game modding. During the second half of the course, students will employ MCreator, a modding tool for the Java version of Minecraft to create mods that cannot be made with just simple plugins. Students will create custom tools, blocks, and scripts to create and release a mod pack that can be used in conjunction with their online server.

  • House Building Techniques
  • Town expansion: roads, lights, service building
  • Design Landmarks
  • Amusement Park
  • Create Roles in the Community
  • Crafting Patterns
  • Succession Day

Programming with the Java language, students will design and build mods with M creator. Minecraft modding is the most popular feature because they can modify and add custom items to their games.

  • Server Connection
  • Layout and WorldEdit
  • Mini-Games
  • Scavenger Hunt game
  • Labyrinth Game
  • Player vs Player Game
  • Succe