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FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

GENERAL QUESTIONS

What is Code to Success?
Code to Success offers various coding programs for junior high and high school students, collegiate students, and teachers. Our mission is to provide a tangible pathway for students into computer science from education to industry. Code to Success is a part of the Success in Education Foundation – a Utah-based non-profit that provides educational programs.
What are programs offered by Code to Success?
Code to Success offers coding courses within various fields. We have programs that offer web and application development, cybersecurity, game development, QA testing, and Amazon Web Services (AWS).
Do participants need to have prior coding experience?
No! We encourage those who have never coded before to participate in the program.
Are the programs On-Site or Online?
It depends on the program. Code to Success offers On-Campus programs for junior and high school students as well as an online option. For collegiate participants, we offer only online programs.
Are the Code to Success programs free?
After completing the program, is there a certificate or credit participants can earn?
After completing 100% of the program and we verify the completion, junior high and high school students will receive a digital certificate of completion for the program and may receive high school credit (dependent on the school district). Utah State University offers 3.0 college credits that articulates to BCIS 1300 -Web Design. Snow College offers 3.0 credit that articulates to GCT 1030. As for other colleges and universities, our foundation is still articulating agreements to provide college credit. However, after completion of our program, talk with your advisor at your institution and show them what you accomplished within the course to see if credit can be offered through Bottega.
Which program is right for me?
Please look at the programs available within our site – they are broken up by age demographics. Each program has a description and who is eligible to participate within said program. If you have further questions or need clarification, please email codetosuccess@sieutah.org.

STUDENT QUESTIONS

What is Code to Success & Idaho Codes?
Code to Success and Idaho Codes offer a variety of computer science courses for junior high and high school students with focus on computational thinking, critical thinking, problem solving, and mathematical reasoning. These in-demand skills create a clear technology pathway into higher education and industry.
What do students learn in the program?
Depending on the course, students participate in Coding Foundations which teaches HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. After completing the Foundations course students will be able to create a static website, access and navigate coding repositories with database applications. The Skillstruck course can be accessed on a Chromebook and teaches HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. We also have courses in Software engineering: QA (Quality and Automation), Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Foundations course, and a Cybersecurity option.
Are the courses Code to Success offers free?
Why is there a fee for courses not taken during the summer break?
Our foundation will always offer free programs for students during the summer break to increase access and equity. For programs outside of the summer model, we maintain educators, mentors, and overall program experience with curriculum providers that require a fee to maintain the programs outside of the summer.
Do students need to have prior coding experience?
No! We encourage students who have never coded before to participate in the program, especially the Coding Foundations course.
What grade do students need to be in to participate?
We encourage current 7th through 12th grade students to register. Every student in Utah has a free summer option to participate in the program either On-Campus or Online.
What is the difference between the On-Campus Program and the Online Program?
After completing the program, is there a certificate or credit students can earn?
Where can students register?

COLLEGIATE QUESTIONS

What is the Code to Success program for higher education institutions?
Code to Success has partnered with Utah State University, Weber State University, and Snow College to provide, undergraduates, graduates, and alumni access to our Coding Foundations course.
What do participants learn in the program?
Participants will take a course learning the foundations of HTML, CSS, and JavaScript. There are built in quizzes, projects, and exams where students can apply their coding skills. Students also gain experience in project management, digital literacy, and quality assurance to name a few. By the end of the course, participants will know how to build a static website, access and navigate a repository, and wireframe a basic application.
Do participants need to have prior coding experience?
No! We encourage those who have never coded before to participate in the program.
Who can participate in the collegiate Code to Success programs?
We encourage undergraduate, graduate, and alumni of the partnered colleges and universities to participate in the program. grade students to register.
Is it an Online Program?
Yes. The curriculum platform used is called DevCamp and is provided by an accredited software development school – Bottega. Their platform can be access from anywhere on a PC or Mac. However, their platform cannot run on Chromebooks.
Is there a fee for the program?
We have fantastic partners who are sponsoring the program to bring down the cost of the course for participants. For a $99 fee, participants will get access to 60+ hours of professional-grade curriculum as well as online mentor support, quizzes, and projects.
After completing the program, is there a certificate or credit participants can earn?
After completing 100% of the program and we verify the completion, students will receive a digital certificate of completion for the program. Utah State University offers 3.0 college credits that articulates to BCIS 1300 -Web Design. Snow College offers 1.0 credit that articulates to GCT 1030. As for other colleges and universities, our foundation is still articulating agreements to provide college credit. However, after completion of our program, talk with your advisor at your institution and show them what you accomplished within the program to see if credit can be offered.
Where can students register?

COMMUNITY QUESTIONS

Can schools or organizations have their students participate in Code to Success programs?
Yes! We are in every school district in Utah and Idaho for junior high and high school students to participate. However, we realize that charter schools, private schools, after-school programs, and alternative schools may not realize they can have their students participate as well!
Can a school or organization host a Code to Success program just for their students?
Are there jobs available within Code to Success?
Yes! We hire high school students who have completed one of our programs as well as college students to be mentors. We pay high school students and college mentors a stipend and they get access to that year’s curriculum. We provide internship credit if the school district or higher education institution will accept it.
Do you have jobs available for adults?
Currently, we do not have any jobs available for adults. Our focus is to provide students with mentorship experience to better their education and careers within computer science.
Are there volunteer opportunities for Code to Success programs and events?
Yes! We hire high school students who have completed one of our programs as well as college students to be mentors. We pay high school students and college mentors a stipend and they get access to that year’s curriculum. We provide internship credit if the school district or higher education institution will accept it.

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