Free coding classes for SF high school students


Mission Bit offers a two year course track that exposes high school students to multiple coding languages. We design our classrooms with an equity lens that emphasizes building community and rigorous learning objectives that focus on building projects. Fall and Spring courses run for 13 weeks, 4 hours a week. During the summer, we run intensive introductory and advanced courses that last four or six 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 semester.

There are no GPA requirements and any student that attends a San Francisco public school (including charter schools) is encouraged to apply.

Mission Bit offers free courses in coding for SF high school students, starting with beginners who have never coded before. Although courses start today, they are accepting applications until 2/4 at 5:00 PM. Classes are held at Mission high school after school hours.

For Spring 2016 Courses:

  • Students that complete a semester with Mission Bit will be eligible for an opportunity to attend Hack Reactor’s prep course for free and receive financing to cover the cost of tuition.
  • All 2016 spring semester students will take a tour of a SF Bay Area tech company.
  • All 2016 spring high school classes start on January 25th, 2016 and end on April 14th, 2016.
  • Consistent attendance is required and students are not allowed to miss more than 3 classes.
  • The last day of enrollment is February 4th, 2016.
  • Mandatory: All students/families will need to attend accepted student orientation on
  • Saturday, January 23rd, 2016 from 3pm to 5pm at 699 Townsend St., San Francisco, CA.
  • Students must be accompanied at orientation by a parent or guardian.
  • Demo Day: Each semester ends with Demo Day, which is a mandatory component of class participation.

For additional questions, you can contact Mission Bit CEO Stevon Cook at

If you’re interested, please visit Mission Bit.

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