What is Mission Bit’s focused enrollment model?

Computer science has the potential to empower students and have a positive impact in our communities. Higher enrollment priority will be given to applicants who have been historically underrepresented in CS, including (but not limited to) those that identify as Black, Latinx, Native American, Pacific Islander, women, English language learners, LGBTQIA, and students with disabilities.

Higher enrollment priority will also be given to applicants who attend the following high school sites that do not offer intro to computer courses: Asawa (SOTA), The Academy, Civic Center HS, Downtown HS, Hilltop HS, Independence HS, June Jordan HS, Woodside HS, Ida B. Wells HS, SF International HS, John O’Connell HS, Mission HS, Thurgood Marshall HS, Balboa HS, Leadership HS, and Gateway HS.

Are Mission Bit programming classes free?

Yes! Our coding classes are completely free to you as long as you’re a high schooler.

How long is the program?

Our fall and spring courses are 2 hour classes twice a week after school, running for 12 weeks. During the summer, we run intensive courses that are 4 hours a day, 3 days a week for 6 weeks.

Do I have to have a certain computer or software for a class?

In the Intro to Web Design and Intro to Python classes, everything we do is browser-based, meaning you don’t need to download any software, and you can work on almost any device, including laptops and Chromebooks. In the Intro to Game Design and Intro to VR classes, you would need a more powerful computer. Mission Bit is happy to lend a free laptop to any student who needs one for class. Contact us if you have any questions.

Is previous computer science or coding experience necessary?

Our classes are completely beginner-friendly. No previous experience is necessary! We’ll teach you everything you need to know. Come learn with us!

I just graduated middle school and I’m starting high school in the fall. Can I still apply?

Yes! All students ages 14-18 are welcome to apply.

I just graduated high school, can I still apply?

Yes! All students ages 14-18 are welcome to apply.

Teaching with us

If I live outside of California, can I teach with Mission Bit?

No, right now we are only able to hire in California.

How old do I have to be to apply to teach?

At least 16! If you’re in high school, we require a worker’s permit.

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