and Coding Classes
KTBYTE’s progressive curriculum was designed by a group of talented and forward thinking Cornell University Computer Science graduates who wanted to develop a superior level of in-person and online Computer Science education that would positively impact and educate students, aged 8 - 18 around the world.
Core Classes Overview
Our core classes are comprised of 12 progressive courses that allow students to go from coding with JavaBlocks by using a drag and drop style, to writing code all on their own from scratch using Java. These classes are the foundation of our curriculum and provide students the ability to excel in our elective courses.
BYTE Levels 1,2,3
Elementary and Middle School
KTBYTE offers Levels 1, 2, and 3 with courses that are progressive, and designed for students ages 8-11. Students write code using JavaBlocks, block-based programming that doesn't require them to type. JavaBlocks offers the same style and complexity of Java and helps young learners better retain theoretical knowledge
BYTE Levels 4 and 5
KTBYTE offers Level 4 and 5 courses that are progressive, and designed for students age 13-18. Classes in this level are faster paced than the courses at previous levels, with assignments that typically take 1-2 hours to complete. Students will be able to apply conceptual understanding in actual applications and write open ended responses as answers to problems
BYTE Level 6
KTBYTE offers Level 6 courses with curriculum that encompasses not only Advanced Placement (AP) level material, but also more challenging and complex concepts. The expected workload and challenge which these courses present is equivalent to 100-level college courses. Most students average between age 13-18, but we have had students as young as 10 complete CS02 and CS02b
Most graduates of BYTE Level 6 opt to take our elective class to prepare for the AP exam in Computer Science
Core Classes Progression Chart
The 12 classes below show the progression of our core classes from elementary through college level curriculum. We also offer other progressive classes, which include topics like USACO, ACSL, AI, and Machine Learning.
USA Computing Olympiad (USACO)
Classes to prepare you for all levels of the prestigious programming competition
USACO is viewed as an impressive accomplishment by college admissions counselors as the competition is highly acclaimed as the most prestigious international computing contest at the high school level.
Computer Science and Coding Electives
Electives | BYTE Levels 1, 2, 3
Elementary and Middle School
Students at these levels have a wide variety of unique classes that will allow them to pursue more specific interests. The most popular courses students enjoy are in Robotics, Python, and American Computer Science League (ACSL)
Electives | BYTE Levels 4 and 5
It is not uncommon for top students to start these levels at age 10, which allows them the ability to take more advanced KTBYTE electives. Data Science and Hackathon courses are quickly gaining in popularity among our students, as well as the more challenging ACSL curriculum.