Mission Bit offers coding courses which expose high school students from underserved and underrepresented communities to multiple coding languages. We design our classrooms with community and project based learning in mind. Fall and Spring courses run for 13 weeks, 4 hours a week. During the summer, we run intensive introductory and advanced courses that last 6 weeks, respectively. Each term students take a field trip to a tech company, receive career and college advising related to the technology field, and showcase their projects to a large community of supporters during our Demo Day event at the end of the term.
There are no GPA requirements and any student who attends a San Francisco public school is encouraged to apply. Given the lack of diversity in the tech industry and our focus on equity, we accept applications from students of color and female students who attend private schools in San Francisco as well.
For Summer 2017 Courses:
Mission Bit has a selective admissions process. We seek to create a strong learning community with committed young people who bring a variety of perspectives to the classroom. For students that aren't enrolled, we will add them to our waitlist. We highly encourage all interested students to apply.
Students that enroll in Mission Bit courses will earn a $300 stipiend.
Students or recent graduates ages 18-24 have the opportunity to enroll in our Mission Bit Career Prep course. This program is an accelerated coding and career advising course for those interested in the software engineering field. For more information visit our Career Prep page.
During the Summer 2017 term, students will take a trip to SF Bay Area tech company and hear from accomplished guest speakers.
To be considered for admissions, students are required to take part in an interview. Applicants will receive an invitation to be interviewed after the registration deadline has passed. Be sure to check your email for updates about the admissions process.
Consistent attendance is required and students are not allowed to miss more than 3 classes. This is because the classes offer a ton of information every day and we do not want students falling behind.
Each term ends with Demo Day, which is an event that showcases the students and their work and is a mandatory component of class participation. Parents are strongly encouraged to attend.
The last day of registration is Friday, April 21, 2017 at 5pm.
For additional questions about registration, you can contact us at [email protected]
Sign up for Summer 2017 Classes:
Intro Web Programming
Android Game Design 101
This introductory course is designed to cover all the major topics required to create and run polished Android applications. Students will learn Java, Android Studio, and LibGDX technology. At the halfway point of the semester, the class is broken up into teams, each paired with a volunteer who supports students in the final project phase.
To be eligible, students must be in high school and have taken our Mission Bit intro course or a similar course outside of Mission Bit. This is an extraordinarily rewarding course that seeks to provide students an opportunity to use their imagination and coding skills to invent fun, useful, unique apps. Each student must participate in an interview.