Our 2017/2018 homeschool and after school schedule is now open for registration. This year, we will again have weekly classes, with no long term commitment. You can start any week throughout the school year, and attend for as many weeks as you would like. All classes meet weekly for an hour and a half each session. Enrollment carries over from week to week until you tell us to stop. All classes are $20 per week (billed at the end of each week) and we offer a 5% family discount for having more than one child enrolled in class the same week.

For the fall semester, classes start the week of September 4, 2017 and run through the week of December 18, 2017. We’ll post our spring schedule later this year.  Classes will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursday, with 1:30-3:00 and 5:00-6:30 time slots (subject to change based on enrollment). We’ve pushed back our after school class start time to accommodate the new later release times for several local schools.

We are also offering One-Day Camps when kids are out of school. Click on this link to view our One-Day Camp Schedule.

CLASS OFFERINGS (see the bottom of this page for class descriptions):

Tuesday
Thursday

1:30-3:00
Creative Engineering
Fun with Robotics
Intro to Programming (Scratch)
1:30-3:00
Creative Engineering
Science of Minecraft
Electronics / 3D Printing

5:00-6:30
Creative Engineering
Fun with Robotics
Intro to Programming (Scratch)
Advanced Coding / Game Design
5:00-6:30
Creative Engineering
Fun with Robotics
Science of Minecraft
Electronics / 3D Printing

Returning families can register through our Registration Portal. New families should scroll down and select a class in the table to begin the registration process. Call our front desk at 979-704-6124 or email Jeremy@FUNgineeringCS.com if you have any questions about classes or enrollment.

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About our classes

  • Creative Engineering: The best class for young engineers! Using LEGO® education sets, kids work together and with instructors to learn how to build basic and complex machines. Students are introduced to science and engineering concepts using levers, gears, pulleys, motors, and more. This class is more than just building a LEGO® set. After completing each week’s project, students conduct simple physics and engineering experiments with their creations to begin to understand how things work. (Recommended ages: 5-7)
  • Science of Minecraft: We take the physics, programming, and world science of the sandbox game Minecraft to teach kids the concepts behind electrical engineering, basic physics, earth science, and interactive group planning. Students learn how to safely download and install mods though our in-house mod database, and use world creation tools such as WorldEdit to quickly build large structures. Additionally, kids gain a familiarity with computer literacy while fostering communication and social skills as Minecraft is explored in a multiplayer environment, allowing students to work together to achieve common goals. (Recommended ages: 6+)
  • Fun with Robotics: From basic collision detection to walking, students work together to both program and construct their own robots. This class includes programming and building with LEGO® MINDSTORMS EV3 motors and sensors with challenges to enable creativity and teamwork. This class provides students with fundamental engineering and programming knowledge to allow them to begin participating in robotics challenge competitions, such as FIRST LEGO League. Students progress at their own rate and continue to develop new skills throughout the year(s). Our instructors are continuously adding new advanced projects for our long term students (e.g. SUMOBOTs, Soccer Bots, Map Navigation, and Advanced Programming Techniques). (Recommended ages: 8+)
  • Intro to Programming (Scratch): Students will use software developed by MIT (Scratch), where they will learn the basic structure and functions behind any programming language using games and animation. This class is ideal for kids that are interested in learning to code, as the interface is primarily drag-and-drop, with fun and engaging projects. While we call this class Intro to Programming, it is also appropriate for more advanced students who want to develop complex 2D games. Our curriculum is designed to provide instruction to new and old students within the same classroom, ensuring that students continue to develop new skills, regardless of how long they attend the class. (Recommended ages: 7+)
  • Advanced Coding / Game Design: This class combines our popular Programming Mods in Minecraft and Programming in Roblox into one class. Students will alternate throughout the school year learning how to write their own Minecraft Mods using LearnToMod, and developing Roblox games from the ground up. These classes are not about playing games all day. When working with LearnToMod, students write their own Minecraft Mods (Modifications) to the game to change the game mechanic. After spending the majority of their time writing the programs, students are able to play Minecraft with their Mod to see how it changes the game. In Roblox, students use the Roblox Design Studio to design, develop, program (in Lua), and publish their own games for others to play. While our Intro to Programming (Scratch) class is not required to take this class, it is recommended for students who have not previously been exposed to programming. (Recommended ages: 7+)
  • Electronics / 3D Printing: This class combines our popular Electronics and 3D Printing classes into a single class. Throughout the school year, students will alternate activities between the two topics. In Electronics, students will learn the fundamental principles of electronics, including Ohm’s Law, parallel vs series circuits, and much more. Students will also learn how to solder wires and components. Finally, students will work with programmable microcontrollers (Aruino Uno R3 kits) to build complex circuits for controlling any number of projects. In 3D Printing, students learn the principles of 3D modeling and 3D printing, and develop the necessary skills to generate 3D models of their own design (e.g. fidget spinners, cell phone cases, etc) to produce high quality 3D prints using our Makerbot Replicator 5th Gen 3D printer. (Recommended ages: 8+)

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