We turn the coding school model on its ear.


Curious about Coding?

Give it a try in our Humorous, Quirky Workshops

for Middle & High Schoolers!

New! Summer Camps!



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Learn to use what you know to learn what you need to.

Technology changes quickly. Every developer is constantly refreshing their skills and expertise. Being able to map current knowledge to new challenges is a fundamental skill to take advantage of new opportunities as they arise! We turn the coding school model on its ear. Rather than focusing on a specific programming language or approach, our “Quirk” shops are an 8 week long after school bonanza, packed with engaging discussions and vibrant introductory activities designed to stress connections between what students already know and the new technical material they are learning. Aimed at Middle and High School students, the small class size and nurturing environment transform the process of learning fundamental technical skills into a welcoming journey rather than a slog.

How do we do it? Rubber ducks, sandwiches, programming, and more!

Our "Quirkshop" is no ordinary Classroom.

Our Learning Objectives stress EVERYTHING that counts!

  • MISTAKES WELCOME.
    (It's the only way you learn.)
  • Respect for Collegues
  • Listening & Interacting
  • Supporting One Another
  • Fundamental concepts of programming
  • Publishing an application with Git and Heroku
  • Developing in the Cloud
  • Learning SQL database basics
  • Introducing Bootstrap
  • Troubleshooting code


Our Full Objectives List

Our Example Day Looks like a typical Startup day!

  • Activity Lead-In: JENGA: You can all break it. Here's how to avoid that!
  • Straight Talk Discussion: Git and Github key concepts
  • Do: Create a new repository and publish it
  • Discussion: "Markdown": A Cooler Use for Octothorpes!
  • Do: Create a Markdown README for Github
  • Do: Commit and share it on Github


Our Full Workshop Syllabus

Frequently Asked Questions

What ages is Lvl\U/p for?

We welcome Middle Schoolers - High Schoolers. No prior coding experience is required.
*Those under the age of 13 will need a parental consent to sign up for online services.

What are the workshops like?

Lvl\U/p workshops meet twice per week for a bit over an hour after school. They include hands-on activities, games, and discussions. Our inclusive, supportive environment accomodates diverse personality types and learning styles.

What are the locations and hours?

Lvl\U/p workshops meet in two locations, each with separate hours and dates:
Lvl\U/p North @Griffin School: Sign Ups for Fall 2016 Coming Soon!
Lvl\U/p West @Four Points: Sign Ups for Fall 2016 Coming Soon!
See the Enrollment section for dates.

Is there homework or grading?

Lvl\U/p students are encouraged to work on their projects and explore material on their own outside of class, but there is no homework or performance evaluation.

How much does it cost?

Lvl\U/p Workshop tuition is $500.00 for a total 8 weeks of instruction Tuition is payable at the time of sign up, or directly before the first class at each location, as a single sum or via three installments. (Note: Due to the limited number of seats, our workshops are non-refundable within 14 days prior to commencement of class through completion of the series. Prior to 14 days before start of a workshop series or camp, 1/2 of the amount may be refunded plus a $25.00 processing fee.)

What technology will students need to be effective in the class?

Students need a Macintosh (preferred), Windows, or Chrome book laptop with WiFi, The Chrome web browser installed, and an email address.

Do you have Summer camps?

YES! Lvl\U/p's week-long 1/2 day camps will be a compact version of our Workshops, streamlined for Summer fun! Summer camp sessions this year are:
Lvl\U/p Camp North @Griffin School: Monday -Friday from 1:00-5:00 PM, July 25-29 2016
Lvl\U/p Camp West @Four Points: Monday-Friday from 1:00-5:00 PM, One Week Camp in June, 2016
The cost for the 5 day camp is $500.00 per student. See the Camp section for dates.

Do you offer private lessons?

Yes! In fact, for some students this works best! Arrangements can be made privately based upon instructor availability. Please Contact Us for more information and to schedule a call!

Lvl\U/p North @Griffin School

Griffin School
5001 Evans Ave, Austin, TX 78751
Class Schedule:

    Fall 2016
    Stay Tuned for Fall Workshop Dates!

Lvl\U/p West @Four Points, Austin

Four Points, Austin

8141 Tahoe Parke Circle, Austin TX 78726
Class Schedule:

    Fall 2016
    Stay Tuned for Fall Workshop Dates!

Lvl\U/p Summer Camp @Griffin School

Griffin School
5001 Evans Ave, Austin, TX 78751
M-F 1:00-5:00 pm
July 25-29, 2016

NEW! Lvl\U/p Summer Camp @Four Points

Four Points
8141 Tahoe Parke Circle, Austin TX 78726
M-F 1:00-5:00 PM
June 20-24, 2016

Lvl\U/p in the Community!

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