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THE CODE NATURALLY CENTER

We’re conveniently located in downtown Santa Cruz and provide a variety of flexible options for your child to learn at their own pace.

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Where Ideas Come to Life


The Code Naturally Center is designed to nurture a community of thinkers, creators, and the next generation of innovators. We strive to uphold a fun and interactive environment where kids develop their logic, analytical thinking, and creative reasoning.

We aims to get all students, regardless of interests, hooked on computer programming! Our interactive and collaborative space inspires creativity while teaching students how to code at their own pace. We offer a flexible after school program and structured classes to fit the needs of our busy student population.

Structured Classes Start in February 2018!

Give your student an opportunity to learn college-level concepts while making something they love. Make sure to take advantage of early-bird pricing (ends January 25th)

Flexible After School Program

Our Center provides a personalized After School Program where you can bring your student to code at your convenience. When you sign up, you can use your sessions at our center or at any of our After School Programs in Santa Cruz & Scotts Valley. Check out our plans below and decide which option works best for your family.


Features
Sessions (per month)
Personal Portfolio
Web App Access
1-on-1 Instruction
Project-Based Learning
Student Progress Tracking
Applied Mathematics
College Preparation
Milestone Projects
Flexible PTA Meetings
Code Naturally Shirt
Access to Student Portfolio
Monthly Lecture Series
Early Access to Programs (Summer, After School, etc.)
After School Program Enrollment Discount
Student Honor Roll (Perfect Attendance or 12x monthly)
Drop-In
$35.99/mo
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Bronze
$119.99/mo
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Silver
$219.99/mo
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Gold
$399.99/mo
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Where are we & When are we open?

Hours

Monday: 3:00 – 5:30 PM

Tuesday: 3:00 – 5:30 PM

Wednesday: 12:45 PM – 4:00 PM

Thursday: 3:00 – 5:30 PM

Friday: 3:00 – 5:30 PM

Saturday: 10:00 AM – 1:00 PM

Phone: 831.471.4525


FAQ

What is Code Naturally and what does it offer?

 

-Code Naturally is a platform enabling beginners, intermediate and advanced Computer Science students to build projects using JavaScript and a virtual canvas provided by the p5.js library. We not only offer a web-based programming environment and personal portfolio that saves your projects privately, but also specialized lessons, curriculum and support to individual students based off of their own project ideas and what they want to learn! Our Center provides classes based around our curriculum as well as other STEM topics such as robotics, sensors, web design, and more.

 

What programming language do you teach and why is it important?

 

-For our After School and Introduction courses, students learn using the JavaScript programming language, and more specifically, the p5.js library which enables programmers to create shapes and visuals more easily. Though visual programming is just one small part of a larger whole in the world of Computer Science, about 80% of the web today is built with some form of JavaScript. By creating illustrations, animations and games with JavaScript, students are learning a professional, industry standard programming language that is an integral part of the web today!

 

What age range of students do you teach?

 

-We teach all ages ranging from 3rd to 12th grade.

 

My child has no experience in programming or Computer Science. Would Code Naturally be a fit for a complete newcomer?

 

-Unlike many programming environments, we ensure every student who encounters our application has enough support to bring their ideas to life with code immediately, whether or not they have ever written a single line of JavaScript before. Our application promotes accessibility and self-driven learning through project planning and creative ownership, giving beginner and veteran students alike all the tools and references they need to start programming.

 

When do classes start? Are drop off classes available?

 

– For our after school program at our center and at schools, you decide when to attend. Our billing cycle begins from the point you sign up for your first class and ends when you’ve run out of sessions or end your subscription.  For our rotating classes, they start every 6-8 weeks. We have seasonal classes during spring break, summer, and winter break.

 

What are the necessary tech requirements? Do I need to provide my child with computer access?

 

-At the Center and in the classrooms we teach at, students are provided with Chromebooks. At home, computers with Google Chrome installed are able to take full advantage of the Code Naturally Web App. Students are able to access their accounts from anywhere with a web connection, no software installation required.

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