Welcome to Power Up Tech Academy! We teach kids to create cool things with code.

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We will be offering drop-in weekly classes during the summer. Please check back soon for details.

New session of Minecraft Modding summer camp just added! Week of Aug 1-5 (mornings). View summer schedule.

Android app development class coming in Fall 2016!

Make video games, Minecraft mods, digital art, websites and more!

WHAT KIDS LEARN BY CODING

Problem Solving

Break down the problem, plan an approach, find and fix issues

Logical Reasoning

Think in simple steps, identify patterns, build algorithms

Design Thinking

Observe, borrow, experiment, prototype, test and iterate

21st Century Making

Move from consuming to creating technology and knowing "how it works"

10 Reasons to Learn to Code

OUR STUDENTS LOVE US

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HOW WE TEACH CODING

  • Hands-on creating
  • Video games you can really play
  • Minecraft mods and working servers
  • Live websites, and more...
  • iPad apps for younger kids
  • Drag and drop coding - no typing!
  • Games that kids know
  • Starting with basics
  • Build up skills through practice
  • Add complexity as experience grows
  • Low 4:1 student-teacher ratio
  • Individual attention every class
  • Custom projects encouraged
  • Kids share and learn from each other
  • Demo days to show off for parents
  • Social events with new friends
kids coding websites at a Power Up Tech Academy class

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Weekly Classes Summer Camps