For a motivated high school student who wants to learn job-ready skills related to computer programming or data science, online boot camp Codecademy is offering 10,000 scholarships for high school and college students.
Codecademy offers free courses all the time, but its paid Pro level comes with live help from advisers via chat. It relies more on text than on video, so it’s not as well-suited for younger kids who want to learn to code.[Side note: The youngest kids can start with Scratch. Older kids can try SpriteBox for games that teach coding principles.]
How to Get Started
Here’s how high school (and college) students can get started:
1. Click this link.
2. Use your CPS or other school email address to sign up.
It’s that easy. If you have an email their system does not recognize, there’s a Google form you can fill out to start with the free subscription. Codecademy will upgrade your subscription in a few days.