AlphaStar Summer Computer Science Camp is a unique opportunity for interested and talented students to improve their Computer Science skills during summer, where students are guided and trained by expert faculty via utilizing national and international competitions in a fun and challenging environment. It consists of intensive lectures, practice sessions, USACO mock exams and fun activities.
NOTE: Registered students will receive an email one week in advance the camp regarding the necessary preparations.
What is Different than Last Summer?
This summer, we made some changes to our courses to make it more convenient for our students and parents summarized as follows:
|Last Summer||This Summer|
|Fall + spring courses are offered as one course combined in summer.
For instance, CC25A + CC25B courses were offered as CC25AB course.
|Each year-round course is offered separately.
For instance, CC25A and CC25B courses are separate courses.
- USACO Gold courses (CC41A, CC41B, CC45A, CC45B) had a major update; Gold curriculum was changed substantially and aligned with current USACO Gold level.
- Programming with Python, C++ and Java courses (currenly CS21A, CS22A, CS23A) had a major update in course content and presentation from pedagogical and instructional design aspects. They are more interactive, more fun and more user friendly.
Each course in AlphaStar Summer Computer Science Camp has 7 weekdays, 6 instructional hours per day.
Typical daily schedule (Monday – Friday) is as follows:
|9:00 am – 10:30 am||Class 1|
|10:30 am – 10:45 am||Break|
|10:45 am – 12:15 pm||Class 2|
|12:15 pm – 1:30 pm||Lunch break|
|1:30 pm – 3:00 pm||Class 3|
|3:00 pm – 3:15 pm||Break|
|3:15 pm – 4:45 pm||Class 4|
Each day students will have 6 hours of instruction combined with practice. Typical flow of daily classes is as follows: