WE TEACH 6-12th GRADERS

HOW TO CODE AND BUILD A $5,000 WEBSITE FROM SCRATCH, GUARANTEED (WITHOUT CHEATING)

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WE UNDERSTAND IT’S HARD TO FIND A GOOD CODING CLASS FOR YOUR CHILD

Coding is hot right now, and sadly companies know that.

It's unfortunate but camps, coding schools, and education companies know that parents love their children enough and want to give them every opportunity in life, that as long as promise to teach your kid how to code, parents will sign up.

That makes it incredibly difficult to find a coding class that isn't a waste of money.

We've had parents send their kids to tech camps, spent tons of money, only to wonder what they actually learned.

We've also had parents who sent their kids to summer classes at universities only to have their kid come back hating coding and seeing it as a boring subject.

We saw these same problems, and we’ve solved it.

We've invested and tested our curriculum through the years to create the perfect formula to have students engaged, interested, and more importantly learning the important coding skills to stay competitive in this day and age.

This is why 64% of our parents are Silicon Valley engineers themselves. If you’re not an engineer yourself, just know that parents who know how to code are choosing us.

64% of our parents are Engineers at top Silicon Valley companies who trust us to teach their kids to code

"We had a very good experience with this company. The results were as we expected. Last year our daughter was accepted into 4 ivy league schools and is attending Princeton as Freshman... Many of my friends still work with them, and some have finished and have had similar results. My youngest daughter is now in her second year with them and is focusing on engineering and business. I am very glad this company exist because it has been a very positive influence on my children and they look up to the people at this company."

- Sandeep D. (Engineering Manager)

Because of how well we've honed our curriculum and teaching style, we're able to offer a 100% money back guarantee

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TAKE THE CLASS RISK-FREE

We have honed our teaching style, curriculum, and teacher quality for 10+ years, so we have no problem insuring your money with a 100% money-back guarantee.

We’re so confident that this is the best coding class you and your student will have ever attended that we’ll give you $100 cash on top of your money-back guarantee.

*Only rule is that your student does not miss more than 20% of class.

STUDENT BENEFITS

For just

$49/hour

your student

 

“Zenith is more than I could have asked for. I drove from the east bay to the south bay for this class.”

– 2016 Zenith Parent

  1. Goes from a beginner to an intermediate programmer within 3.5 months
  2. Learns real code and builds an enterprise-grade website worth $5,000 in class (without cheating by using plugins, themes, or drag & drop)
  3. Receives a certification & award that can be used to land prestigious internships/extracurricular programs
  4. Amazes other parents, program directors, and internship supervisors with their coding abilities
  5. Learns from an award-winning web development curriculum
  6. Never needs to take another web development class EVER (it’s that comprehensive)
  7. Have the skills & practice necessary to build any website once the course is finished

*We strive to accommodate all students, however, due to the popularity of our programs, we enroll on a first come, first serve basis – no exceptions. Thank you for your understanding.

WHY WE HAVE SUCH A HIGH SUCCESS RATE

CORRECT PACING FOR STUDENTS

Too fast & the student is lost, too slow & they’re bored. We spent time understanding how to maximize student engagement.

SPLIT TESTED CURRICULUM

We constantly test our curriculum to make sure our students learn the right way, so they have the most efficient learning experience possible.

INVESTED HEAVILY IN CURRICULUM

For every $1 that we receive, 60% of that money goes back into curriculum development so our students get the best education possible.

PROJECT-BASED LEARNING

We pick the right projects: engaging, while still reinforcing key concepts so students can both master and enjoy coding at the same time.

PREMIUM TEACHER QUALITY

We never use volunteers or HS/ college students. We pay top dollar for teachers, so your student gets the best education possible.

ANALOGY-DRIVEN LEARNING

We teach complex information very simply, without dumbing it down. That way students get a full learning experience without frustration.

SUPERIOR CURRICULUM QUALITY

We’ve spent hundreds of hours working with experts at the top of their field so students are learning from the most reliable sources possible.

WE INSPIRE & MOTIVATE

We want our students to develop a genuine passion for programming, so we select teachers who also serve as role models and mentors.

SEE WHAT STUDENTS BUILD:

Programming Coding Example Project

WHY PROGRAMMING

“Everybody in this country should learn to program a computer, because it teaches you how to think.”

— Steve Jobs

  • 71% of all new jobs in STEM are in computing
  • Computer science major can earn up to 40% more than the college average
  • Programming jobs are projected to grow at 2x the rate of all other jobs

Learn How Our Classes Help

Click on either one to learn more about our specifically designed classes to help you as a parent

Programming Coding College

My #1

Concern is College

“I know that college is important, but don’t know what steps I should take to help my child stand out and make them competitive.”

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Programming Coding Life Skill

My #1

Concern is Valuable Skills

“School is important, but I also want my student to have valuable and marketable skills they can rely on for the rest of their lives.”

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Why Students Are Not
Getting Into The Colleges They Deserve

3 Factors that Prevent Students From Getting Into
The Colleges They Deserve

Part 1: What Are the 3 Factors?

 

Part 2: How to Solve (Web Dev)

 

WHAT TOP UNIVERSITIES WANT

“Even perfect test scores don't guarantee admission. Far from it: 69 percent of Stanford's applicants over the past five years with SATs of 2400—the highest score possible—didn't get in”
Stanford
“One application stands out because of sparkling recommendations, while another presents outstanding extracurricular talent; maybe your personality shines through a powerful written voice. “

WHY IT’S DIFFICULT FOR STUDENTS TO STAND OUT

Most 6th - 12th graders have a tough time getting into the best universities (even with the best grades) because they can’t stand out on their college application.

The reasons why they can’t stand out is because it is difficult for students to:

  1. Land top-tier internships
  2. Build impressive websites on their own
  3. Get into prestigious summer / extracurricular programs
  4. Receive outstanding recommendation letters from important people
  5. Have unique experiences to write about on their essays and stand out to admissions officers

Why aren’t students able solve this problem on their own?

  • Most students don’t learn how to code correctly
  • They don't know how to apply what they’ve learned and build impressive websites
  • Students rely on shortcuts (drag and drop, copy / paste code, using themes and plugins, etc.), which hurts them when it comes time for essays, internships, extracurricular, and recommendation letters

Our Web Dev. Class is Specifically Designed for the Needs of 6th-12th graders

Within 3.5 months, your student:

  • Builds an enterprise grade website (worth $5,000) – without cheating (no plugins, no drag and drop, no themes, and etc.)
  • Leaves the class with enough programming knowledge and practice to build any professional website they desire
  • Has the programming skill and experience needed to land prestigious internships and extracurricular programs
  • Trains and make their mistakes with us, so that when they land their internships, they can focus on impressing instead of learning
WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

This is where you sell yourself.

Just like at a job interview, you need to show them why you deserve to be accepted over other applicants.

If a student wants to stand out, they need to have and be able to write about meaningful experiences, internships, and programming side projects that other students cannot.

WHY ARE STUDENTS STUCK ON THIS

Students have no choice but to write about generic topics (family, volunteering, clubs, hack-a-thons, piano, etc.) because they do not have truly unique accomplishments outside of the classroom.

This is due to the fact that they never learned the necessary skills and foundation to build impressive websites or land top-tier internships and don’t have meaningful experiences or unique accomplishments to draw from.

HOW OUR WEB DEV CLASS SOLVES IT

Within 3.5 months, students become intermediate programmers and build an enterprise grade website worth $5,000

That way, the moment they have a project, they can build it right away and take action – so they spend more time actually building and not just daydreaming.

Additionally, when it comes time to apply for prestigious internships and extracurricular activities, they will have an advantage in being selected into those programs because they are pre-trained.

So that when it comes time to write the essay, they will have years of experiences, internships, and programming side projects that other students cannot write about.

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

If you were interviewing for a job, this would be your resume – it either supports or disproves what you said in the essays.

If your student is trying to show universities that they are a leader and take action to pursue their interest, they must apply themselves outside of the classroom.

Your student can write the best essays on earth, but if their extracurricular and internships does not support what they claim makes them unique or why they deserve to be accepted, then the essays they write are meaningless.

The best way to make your essays believable is by showing a track record through extracurricular and internships within a given field.

WHY ARE STUDENTS STUCK ON THIS

Students aren’t able to land these prestigious internships in the first place

Students have an extremely difficult time landing prestigious internships and extracurricular programs because of their lack of coding knowledge.

It doesn’t make sense for companies, universities, or organizations to bring in an intern for 10 weeks, and spend 9 weeks teaching them, so that they can help for 1 week, then leave.

Companies want interns, but don’t want to train them.

Students want prestigious internships for their college app, but can’t get prestigious institutions to accept them because of their lack of knowledge.

Most students don’t know what they want to do

Most students are not able to double down and build a track record in a particular area/subject.

The reason why students can’t build a track record is because they don’t know if they like it or not.

In programming, if students are not exposed to what it’s like to do real programming work and build a full project, they are left in the worst state of all: uncertainty.

Uncertainty is bad, because while they’re figuring it out, other students are building a track record (internships, side projects, competitions, recommendation letters) and showing universities why they deserve to be accepted over your student.

HOW OUR WEB DEV CLASS SOLVES IT

Students go from beginner to intermediate programmers within 3.5 months

By the end of the class, students not only go from beginner to intermediate, but also build an enterprise grade website worth $5,000 from scratch with no shortcuts (drag and drop, copy / paste code, themes, plugins, and etc.)

This way, they are pre-trained so that companies, universities, and prestigious organizations are more willing to take them on as interns.

Students do real programming work by coding a $5,000 enterprise grade website

When students build an enterprise grade website from beginning to end, they have a complete understanding of what programmers do so they can focus their interests in high school.

So once they finish building the $5,000 website, they will have a comprehensive view of what a real programmer does and will be able to know if: YES, they want to do it or NO, they do not.

Answering yes or no is one of the most powerful advantages to give your child - it lets you know as a parent what to invest more in, or if you should redirect your student’s focus.

WHY THIS IS IMPORTANT

If you were interviewing for a job, this would be your reference check – it proves or disproves if your answers to interviewer are even believable.

To stand out, your student needs a recommendation letter from a credible source that has the expertise to back everything that the student is saying.

And this person must have been impressed and know your student well enough so they can actually pinpoint how effective and talented your student really is.

WHY ARE STUDENTS STUCK ON THIS

Admissions officers aren’t stupid - they can tell when a reference writes one for the sake of writing one versus one that is genuine

Credible sources that have the expertise to back everything students say are the most effective reference on their application.

First, it’s very difficult to get a recommendation letter from impressive people if you are not landing the best internships in the first place.

Students have an extremely difficult time landing prestigious internships and extracurricular programs because of their lack of coding knowledge.

It doesn’t make sense for companies, universities or organizations to bring in an intern for 10 weeks, and spend 9 weeks teaching them, so that they can help for 1 week, then leave.

Prestigious institutions want interns, but don’t want to train them.

Students want prestigious internships for their college app, but can’t get prestigious institutions to accept them because of their lack of knowledge.

Students can’t stand out from other students in their internships and extracurricular programs

Even when they are able to get into these programs, the hardest part is separating themselves from the pack.

The problem is that most students spend most of their time learning in their internships and extracurricular programs.

This is because they haven’t learned how to code properly, and therefore, spend most of their time learning instead of impressing their supervisor.

HOW OUR WEB DEV CLASS SOLVES IT

Students go from beginner to intermediate programmers within 3.5 months

By the end of the class, students not only go from beginner to intermediate, but also build an enterprise grade website worth $5,000 from scratch with no shortcuts (drag and drop, copy / paste code, themes, plugins, and etc.)

This way, they are pre-trained so that companies, universities, and prestigious organizations are more willing to take them on as interns.

They train and make mistakes with us, so that they can focus on impressing instead of learning in their extracurricular and internships

Because our students are pre-trained, can program at an intermediate level, and have built a real enterprise grade website, our students focus their time on showcasing and impressing their skills to important people that they need recommendations from.

Why it is so difficult for students to learn

valuable and marketable

Life Skills

THE PROBLEM WITH SCHOOL

Although school is important, it does a poor job of preparing students for the most important part of their lives: Adulthood

As we all know, attending a good college is important, but it does not guarantee a fulfilling career, good pay, or a successful life.

Your career dictates the family you have, the vacations you take, and the home you have.

One of the best ways to ensure that your children have the best opportunities as adults is to have them develop truly marketable and valuable programming skills from a young age.

6th - 12th grader middle school high school

WHY STUDENTS ARE UNABLE TO

LEARN VALUABLE PROGRAMMING SKILLS

 
Problem #1:

It’s difficult for students to put all the coding languages and concepts together to build something tangible.

Problem #2:

It’s difficult to figure out which resources that teach programming are better or worse.

Problem #3

Students and parents don’t know what programming languages to learn, what order to learn them in, or which concepts to learn first, second, and third.

WHY STUDENTS ARE STUCK:

It’s difficult for students to put all the coding languages and concepts together to build something tangible

One of the most difficult problems that a student learning how to program faces is being able to put all of the different languages, functions, and concepts together to build a real website.

Most resources for students in this age group are free or cheap, so there are very few resources that can be invested into a curriculum.

Additionally, trying to teach 6th – 12th graders how to put it all together is a difficult task because they do not learn the same way college students or adults learn.

You can teach college students and adults something completely boring; put very little thought into pacing, structure, and style; and they’ll still learn because of their maturity.

However, this is not the case with 6th - 12th graders.

HOW OUR WEB DEV CLASS SOLVES THIS:

Students leave the class having built an enterprise-grade website (worth $5,000) — without cheating

Our students are taught problem solving, critical thinking skills, and real, fundamental programming techniques to move them to the intermediate level.

Now, to build a $5,000 website without cheating isn’t easy, but it also isn’t magic; it’s good, old-fashioned hard work.

This is why our coding class has 40+ hours of class time.

We give the proper amount of time needed to develop students’ minds as programmers and help them build things correctly without cutting corners.

This way, each student has gained a big-picture understanding of coding and be able to put everything together in order to build real, tangible websites.

More importantly, it gives you, the parent, the ability to see and track your student’s coding progress.

WHY STUDENTS ARE STUCK:

It’s difficult to figure out which resources that teach programming are better or worse

It is very difficult for beginners — even adults — to know what is the right or wrong information.

One of the most difficult things in our experience of teaching code is that many students develop bad habits if they are taught bad information.

These bad habits at best cause students to have to relearn major concepts and techniques. At worst, students don’t have any tangible or useful skills at all.

HOW OUR WEB DEV CLASS SOLVES THIS:

We reinvest 60%+ of every dollar back in your students

That allows us to hire the best instructors and experts in programming to teach and develop our curriculum.

As a result, our students are taught problem solving, critical thinking skills, and real, fundamental programming techniques to move them to the intermediate level.

Additionally, Students build an enterprise-grade website worth $5,000 in 3.5 months.

That way, by the end of the course, students have a truly marketable and valuable skill in web development that they can take with them for the rest of their lives.

WHY STUDENTS ARE STUCK:

Students and parents don’t know what programming languages to learn, what order to learn them in, or which concepts to learn first, second, and third

There are so many different languages, gossip, and misinformation that it’s not surprising that students never get started.

Then, you have all the different languages like Java, JavaScript, jQuery, Python, and CSS, just to name a few in no particular order.

One of the most difficult challenges that parents have in giving their children a strong education in programming is helping them figure out what they need to learn.

The Internet is a wonderfully vast resource, but with vast resources, it’s easy if not likely to get lost, which is why students and parents spend more of their time being frustrated and never getting started.

HOW OUR WEB DEV CLASS SOLVES THIS:

Our class is specifically designed so that students learn programming languages and how to use them instead of wasting their time trying to figure things out

We’ve invested a tremendous amount of time, money, and energy into picking the right languages, the order they’re taught in, and the projects that help solidify those concepts.

How We Help You Raise Your Child

We help you accomplish things that you want as a parent.

  1. Our classes give students a view of what their future could be like. We help students to understand why what they’re doing today — studying hard in school and preparing to apply for good colleges — can get them to their goal.
  2. We show our students what they can accomplish with programming so they understand what direction to go in and are inspired with a new sense of motivation to do well in and out of school.
  3. Although we are significantly older than these students and have worked in these fields (in many cases, for over 10 years), students know that we have been in their shoes. As a result, students see us as role models and good influences.
  4. Since we work with students on problems not found in the classroom, we have the unique ability to identify strengths parents didn’t know their children had and prevent weaknesses early on that might develop in the future.

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Details

  1. 1. Curriculum
  2. 2. Time & Location
  3. 3. Reviews
  4. 4. Certification
  5. 5. Ways to Save

OUR CURRICULUM

  • Week 1 - Introduction / HTML Fundamentals
  • Week 2 - HTML Fundamentals (Cont'd)
  • Week 3 - CSS Fundamentals
  • Week 4 - CSS Fundamentals (Cont'd)
  • Week 5 - HTML & CSS Practical Applications
  • Week 6 - Project Begins / Build Main Headline Section
  • Week 7 - Build How It Works Sections
  • Week 8 - Build Benefits & Metrics Section
  • Week 9 - Build Pricing & Team Section
  • Week 10 - Build Request A Ride & Footer Section
  • Week 11 - Create Mobile, Tablet Friendly Code / Responsive Programming
  • Week 12 - JavaScript Fundamentals
  • Week 13 - JavaScript Fundamentals (Cont’d) / jQuery Fundamentals
  • Week 14 - JavaScript Fundamentals (Cont’d) / Build Responsive Nav Bar & Fixed
  • Week 15 - Build Transitioning Nav Bar / Intro to Software Engineering / What To Do After This Class

SEE WHAT STUDENTS BUILD:

Programming Coding Computer Science Project Example Click Here for a Live Demo of the Website Your Child Builds By the End of Class

TIME & LOCATION

Come meet us in person


Option 1: Accelerated
(meets 2x per week)

Last day to register: 
October 7, 2017

Instruction begins: 
Saturday, October 14

Instruction ends:
Saturday, December 2

Option 2: Regular
(meets 1x per week)

Last day to register: 
October 7, 2017

Instruction begins: 
Saturday, October 14

Instruction ends:
Saturday, January 20

Class location

Best Friends Learning Center

42080 Osgood Rd #1

Fremont, CA 94539

Class time options

Classes are held 9am-9pm on Sat. & Sun. Specific class blocks are based on availability. Call in to find times convenient to your schedule.

*We strive to accommodate all students. However, due to the popularity of our programs, we enroll on a first come, first served basis — no exceptions. Thank you for understanding.

We encourage parents to enroll their students early as we get fully booked quickly. Once you click Enroll Now, you will be given exact instructions on how to become enrolled in this class.

OUR REVIEWS

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"Pardon me if I misuse any tech jargons or terms. My work focuses on the business aspects of operations so I only understand programming in general terms.

My son started with Zenith at 12 years old. Though he is very smart, he lacked the proper motivation to guide him to become all that he is capable of. Traditional programs bored him leaving him unchallenged, but Zenith Prep was the answer to identifying his strengths and allowing him to blossom.

Fast forwarding over a year later, he has grasped and combined programming languages such as SQL, PHP, CSC, and HTML in a MySQL database. Just today, he was taught Java-script and has started to incorporate J-script into his arsenal of programming language toolbox. To be able to distinguish and separate the proper use of each language is a defeat on its own. My son does not utilize any drag and drop shorts cuts but writes the codes himself. I am proud he has shown such dedication to learning and utilizing so many languages and hope he can share his knowledge through various volunteer venues in the future.

Not only is programming a basic skill to know but our children's future will be immersed in programming-related life on every business and personal level. My wish for my children is experience not only programming but grasp business understanding so they have the option and knowledge to best choose their career path in the future. Only through hands-on experience and exposure provided by Zenith would I feel that I have done my duty to guide my children to gain the opportunity to "learn" what their passion is about themselves."

- Virginia H.

Zenith Prep Academy five star yelp review

"I sent my daughter here to take both the web development and software engineering class, and we were very impressed with the instructors and the curriculum. We've tried sending her to classes in the past but (as an engineer myself) we felt that the results were not what we believe she was smart enough to achieve.

The web and software classes were both challenging, but still started from the basics and did a good job of moving quickly to the application portion of the class. We were very happy to see that during the class she applied what she learned to building a very sophisticated project. The project was almost too good that we asked her if she used any themes or drag and drop or cheated somehow, but she just smiled at us and opened up her brackets editor and showed us her code and started explaining what she learned and how she build it. I was very impressed.

We have tried to teach our daughter coding in the past, but we surely did not do as good of a job inspiring and explaining the concepts as well as the instructors did. Our daughter left the class with pride and feeling like she accomplished something. She also now has a huge interest in STEM which we had struggled as parents to explore. Just last night we were sitting at the dinner table having a conversation about websites and app ideas that she could build. It was almost like the show twilight zone that she would even want to talk about to us that. The inspiration and confidence she has for building software is why we are very happy about our decision to send our daughter here. We will be sending our daughter back here in the future.

- Mike L.

Zenith Prep Academy five star yelp review

"For the first time in a long time, I saw my younger niece finally excited and engaged with learning a subject. After taking a web development class at Zenith Prep Academy, I saw that she was not only had multiple things to talk about on the way home (a big change from her being usually quiet), but for the first time, was willing, ready, and excited to go to the next class.

I don't know what it was- maybe it was her really engaging instructor or the material itself, but all I know is that after taking these classes, her outlook on everything has changed. Her motivation from these classes have translated into school, where she is now doing much better. And even beyond school, she's now been inspired to continue learning and build her own projects.

As someone older than her, that is more than I could ever ask for. Having her attend ZPA was a great decision, and I am beyond glad that it's given her both the resources and encouragement to do more. I had such a great experience that I've already told several other family members.

Looking forward to bringing her by for the next class - looks like she wants to take the Mini- MBA next!

- Kevin H.

Zenith Prep Academy five star yelp review

CERTIFICATION

Students receive a certification & award that show:

programming coding certification
  • Universities – They have taken and passed a rigorous course that challenged their problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Prestigious Internships & Extracurricular – Proof that they are an intermediate programmer and help them gain an edge in the application process for prestigious internships & extracurricular programs
  • You Can Build – That you not only know HTML, CSS & JavaScript/jQuery, but more importantly, can use it to build real enterprise grade websites

Ways to Save

1. Student discount

If you're a first time student, you get 10% off.

2. Referral program

Refer a friend that takes the same class and not only will you get 10% off, your referral will get 10% off as well too! (For example, if this is your first time taking a class with us you sign up for a class and you refer 9 other students to the same class, you will go to class for free).

How to Enroll*

To learn more or enroll, send an email to info@ZenithPrepAcademy.com

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*We strive to accommodate all students. However, due to the popularity of our programs, we enroll on a first come, first served basis — no exceptions. Thank you for understanding.

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