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Coding in Python I

Get programming in Python! Python is one of the most widely used programming languages in the software industry and a pathway to high-demand careers in web development and data science. This course will focus on fundamental computer science concepts, control and data structures, and best practices for coding and debugging in Python. We’ll cover statements and variables, values, expressions, conditionals, Booleans, while loops, randomness, libraries, debugging, program analysis, procedural drawing (lines, shapes and colors, animation, and program structure) and more.

You’ll complete a variety of fun and engaging coding exercises under the instructor's guidance and then explore and practice the concepts at your own pace with support. The exercises allow for a variety of learning styles and ability levels, so all students can build skills in writing, debugging, analyzing and comprehending code.

Who It's For

This course is for incoming ninth to 12th graders.


TechSmart is a Seattle company that partners with school districts to train teachers to teach computer science and coding. This class is led by instructors who are trained in TechSmart’s rigorous and engaging curriculum. Approved by the Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction  (OSPI), the curriculum supports fully differentiated instruction and learning, ensuring that each student is challenged with the appropriate level of difficulty.

More Information

This remote course will use a learning management system like Canvas and Zoom video conferencing. To participate, students should have access to a computer with speakers and a microphone and an internet connection. A headset and a webcam is also highly recommended.

See the Policies section for details about registration policies and more.


Jun 22–Jul 2, 2020

Sect. A-1
no class Jul 3
9 a.m.–12 p.m.
Refund Deadline
May 20 (100%)