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.
18 Lessons Per Course
Our core classes are comprised of 12 progressive courses that allow students to go from coding with KTBlocks in Java, Python or C++ by using a drag and drop style, to writing code all on their own from scratch. 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 KTBlocks, a block-based programming that doesn't require them to type. KTBlocks offers the same style and complexity of Java, Python, or C++ 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 [CORE 6a] and [CORE 6b]
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.
Byte Levels 1, 2, 3
6 Core Classes And 14 Electives
Byte Levels 4 And 5
4 Core Classes And 12 Electives
Byte Level 6
2 Core Classes And 4 Electives
Art and Graphics
Create visual art with code
These courses explore ways of using algorithms and code to generate distinctive, interactive visual art. While some coding foundation is required, these courses focus less on math and logic rigor and more on experimentation and exploration.
Clubs for your students
In addition to coding classes, our students also enjoy robotics and smart things classes, where they get to work with hardware to compliment their computer science and software skills.
American Computer Science League (ACSL)
Classes to prepare you for the ACSL
Competitive computer programming and computer science contest that has multiple divisions. These range from elementary to senior, which we have had student achievements in all ACSL divisions.
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.
Python and Machine Learning
Course in basic Python and college-level machine learning.
The AI project-oriented courses cover the math and theory behind modern machine learning algorithms, and guides student through the process of running machine learning experiments. Our Python 1 and Python 2 courses are perfect for beginners with machine learning and research goals- these are about the same difficulty as Core3a and Core4a.
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, Game-Based Learning, 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.
Electives | BYTE Level 6
KTBYTE curriculum for these electives are on par with 100 level college classes. Most students who enroll in them, have also finished at the top of the class in our level 6 core classes.