The homeschool program offers a once a week 1 hours live class. This course offers Live instruction. This means your child can see what the teacher is doing on there computer and they can interact with the teacher and other students in real time. Class sizes are small generally 6-8 students in a class. They are given graded assignments and practice projects. It uses realworld programming language and is Ideal for grades 5-9
This is what I consider a subscription based program. Which for me means there is a monthly fee for the course. It looks like each course takes about 3 months or 12 weeks. There is more than one course that they can take. Current pricing is $149/Month per student. For this price, you get weekly 1-hour class, 24/7 access to their coding platform, same day email support if you need it, free 1 on 1 extra help, weekly progress updates, class recordings, online student community and a certificate of completion.
My 5th grader was the one to try this out. We received a special one time class that was an hour long. Getting set up was easy. We used my Laptop. You will need a computer that has a web cam and audio. We used headphones that had a mic. They send you a log in which takes you to a dashboard of sorts where you can then enter the class if it is a live class day you also do your assignments from this dashboard. She could log in easily and found her way to her class. We had no problems running it on windows 10 or using it on a laptop.
This was basically a demo of a single class. She called it a teaser class, just enough to be fun but not enough for you to be able to something cool on your own. She had a lot of fun with it but was disappointed to learn that she did not get to continue and do a hole course. She made a cute little comic strip that I feel like she did well on. It looked great and she was able to do what the teacher ask her to do. I'm not sure she could make anything on her own at this point but it was fun for her. She did enjoy being able to ask questions and interact with the other kids in the class. I think that makes a difference with this type of class. When you get stuck or can't get something to work right, it is great to be able to ask a question and not have to wait around for an email reply. I liked that the class size was small most of all I liked that she had fun and was excited that she did something new. I think she could really learn some great things with this class and I would love for her to be able to take some full courses with them but to be honest it's out of my budget range. Below you can see the cool little comic she made. Its great right!
Overall, I think it could be a great class if you have a child that it wants to learn to code. Check out the banner below and see what other crew kids thought of the class.