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Prospective Students

Do you offer financial aid?

Yes, we do. Our mission is to ignite young minds with coding and we believe that all children should be afforded this opportunity regardless of their financial standing. As a non-profit organization, we are happy to offer financial aid​ to qualifying families. If your child qualified for financial aid for their workshop, then their ongoing class tuition will also be covered. However, we require that all financial aid students maintain an 80% attendance rate and responsibly adhere to our other policies or they will be at risk of losing their financial aid standing. Click here to learn more about financial aid options at the LEAGUE.

What age must my child be to take classes?

5th through 12th grade, no exceptions. For summer workshops, incoming 5th graders are welcome.

How do I join the LEAGUE?

You will start by taking one of our ongoing Programming Workshops that will help place you into weekly streaming classes. Click here to learn more about our workshops.

My child already has experience, can he/she skip the workshop?

No, experience has shown us that an intensive workshop with our instructor will get any student up to speed and fill in any gaps in learning. The classes are small so it is easy for the teacher to adapt the curriculum for whatever level the student is at. At the conclusion of the workshop, the instructor will recommend what level the student should start at.

Can I start in the middle of your levels if I have some programming experience?

Certainly. While you participate in our introductory workshop we’ll assess your skill level and goals and fit you into the right class.

Can I get more information about the curriculum?

Sure, please review our Program Overview.

How long does each level take?

Students move at their own pace through the levels. It doesn’t matter how long it takes. We can teach anyone to code given enough time and patience with a student who is dedicated to that goal.

Click here to learn more about our levels.

Will my child earn college credits for taking classes?

Yes, we partner with UCSD and for each level completed your child will earn college credits.

Click here to learn about UCSD Extension credits.

What are UCSD extension credits?
Is there homework?

Only if you want there to be! Programming is contagious, many students continue coding while at home. It’s all self-driven, we do not require homework to progress at the LEAGUE.

Do you teach robotics?

Yes! During the Spring, robotics is used as a platform for the curriculum taught in preparation for the LEAGUE’s annual robotics competition “iARoC”. This amazingly fun competition is designed for novices and allows LEAGUE students to apply their programming knowledge to a real world application!
Click here to learn more.

Do you teach classes in programming languages besides Java?

No, all classes are taught in Java. 

Do you offer sibling discounts?

Sorry, no.

Current Students

How do I report my absence or cancel a class?
  1. When you log in to your LEAGUEHub account, you should be on your Dashboard Screen and you should see “Plans & Passes”, “Bills” and “Upcoming Schedule” at the bottom with a list of upcoming classes.  If you are not on the Dashboard Screen, you can click on the “Your Stuff” on upper right hand corner of screen and it will take you there.
  2. Locate the class date/student you would like to cancel and click on it. You will be prompted to cancel.

It’s that easy and now you can be sure that we have been notified!

Can I make up a class?

We understand that scheduling these days is a complicated task and that your child may occasionally need to miss a class. When this happens, they can view their missed assignments and attempt independent make-ups from home or attend a free Drop-in Lab at the Carmel Valley Classroom​ t​o receive additional support. Please check with your teacher about current lab times.

How do I sign up for Open Lab?

You can sign up for the open lab you would like to attend and the system will send you a reminder 24 hours before the lab.

  1. Select the OPEN LAB tab and use the calendar to find the date of the lab you would like to sign up for.
  2. Click on it and hit the “enroll” button.  Select the student you would like to enroll and hit “finish” button.
How do I customize my notification settings (class reminders, notes from teachers, general reminders, etc)?

You can customize your settings to:

  • Receive notifications by text
  • Suspend 24-hour upcoming class reminders

To access your Settings:

  1. Go to “Notifications” from your dashboard (on right hand side of screen, look for bell shaped icon)
  2. Select “Settings” option at top of screen
  • Add/modify cell phone number to receive texts
  • Update privacy setting times/do not disturb
  • Modify how you would like to get notifications (email and/or text) or turn the notification off
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What is the Level 5 - AP exam?

Overview

Students who are in level 4 or higher will transition over to AP exam prep in January.  Any student who is in level 3 that strongly desires to take the AP can apply to their teacher for an exception. We have a few limited spots for Level 3 students in existing AP classes. The lead teachers will meet as a committee to discuss. Experience has shown that older students are more confident and therefore more successful. The exam can be given in a huge room to close to a hundred students which can be overwhelming. But, we are a school of “amazing” students so we will seriously consider all requests.

Cost

There is no additional cost for this AP exam preparation, this is a privilege for members of The LEAGUE.  We take great pride in the fact that our kids are so well prepared to take a college level course exam with minimal cramming and anxiety.  We do not currently provide this service to non-students.

AP Test Information

The LEAGUE does not have any involvement in giving or grading the AP exam.  The AP Exam is administered by College Board.  You should contact your school district for all information regarding your individual student.

Here are some helpful links:

General information about AP exams: https://secure-media.collegeboard.org/digitalServices/pdf/ap/ap-bulletin-students-parents.pdf

https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/takingtheexam/registering-for-exams

https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/takingtheexam/ap-calendar

https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/takingtheexam/exam-fees

For students of San Dieguito Unified High School District:

http://www.sduhsdapexams.com/registration-information.html


Curriculum

The classes level 3 and above are already covering some of the AP topics and will focus more closely on AP specific topics as the exam approaches. There won’t be much of an extra demand on the students, but extra time spent outside of class working through a study guide will help students and give them more confidence. We will probably offer a few Saturday cram sessions in April, and we usually are able to give a timed and graded practice test in late April.

Students in these classes who are not taking the exam will still benefit from the preparation. The AP material is similar to the introductory material for Computer Science in college.

What is your payment policy?

Payment is due at your first class and occurs regularly thereafter at the beginning of each month. You may have a credit card on file with permission to charge monthly, or write a check. The monthly tuition is $240. Because some months have 5 classes instead of 4, the annual tuition includes 4 free classes which can be attended or used as sick/vacation days.  Please contact scheduling@jointheleague.org for all billing inquiries.

Can I pay by credit card?

If you would like to have your monthly tuition automatically charged to your credit card, please contact us at scheduling@jointheleague.org to make arrangements.

Please don’t send your credit card number in the email.

How does the UCSD extension program work?

We partner with UCSD and for each level completed your child will earn college credits.

Click here to learn about UCSD Extension credits.

How do I refer a friend?

Our best advertisers are you!  Please encourage your friends, co-workers and neighbors to check us out.

If they are interested in seeing us in action, have them contact us and we will arrange for them to visit the Saturday Open Lab.

Do you need volunteers?

The LEAGUE believes strongly in the spirit of volunteerism!

Teachers:  Our regular class teachers are working professionals who volunteer their time to teach at The LEAGUE.

TA’s:  LEAGUE students are nominated by their teacher to join the Student TA pool.  These students are given the opportunity to pass on their experience in weekly classes and/or workshops.  Student TA’s can request a letter from The LEAGUE describing the hours they have worked.  If your student is interested in becoming a TA, please have them speak to their weekly class teacher.

Parents:  Have an expertise or passion for web design, marketing, event planning, grant writing, etc?  Parents who would like to volunteer with the LEAGUE are encouraged to contact us.  A few hours of your time a month could really make a difference!

Have more questions?

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