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Flatiron School Launches ‘Coding Conservatory’ For High Schoolers

Make way for even more future Zuckerbergs.

 

Make way for teens. (Facebook)

Make way for teens. (Facebook)

Calling all teens who aren’t already tech geniuses: the Flatiron School today announced it’s launching a coding conservatory for high school students. Sounds #fancy.

Called Flatiron After School, the new program will teach students 14 to 18 years old about modern programming languages like JavaScript, HTML5, CSS3, Ruby and Ruby on Rails, a press release stated. It’ll encompass 48 hours of lessons spread out over 12 weeks, and take place at the school’s Wall Street campus at 11 Broadway.

This isn’t the first time the Flatiron School has worked with some younger clientele. Last summer, they teamed up with Skillcrush to offer a two-week intensive course to high schoolers.

“The longterm goal will be to create a more sustainable after school program so that rather than kids doing ballet or karate or learning violin we can add coding to that mix,” Flatiron School president Adam Enbar told Betabeat at the time. “We want to create a real ongoing program to help kids learn how to code.”

Enrollment for Flatiron After School is open today. Students can choose between meeting once a week for four hours at a time, or twice a week for two hours at a time, according to the release.

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