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Our new Python Programming course teaches introductory coding for middle and high school students.
The Game Programming with Visual Basic course provides students with an easy introduction to programming and video game design topics using the Visual Basic language.
The first semester teaches students to write graphical programs using the Visual Basic programming language.
- Introduction to Visual Basic
- Working with numeric and text data
- Logical expressions and decision-making
- Creating a Graphical User Interfaces (GUI)
- Responding to user input
- Finding and fixing problems
- Arrays and loops
- Writing functions
The second semester builds on the student's Visual Basic skills to write video games.
- Drawing shapes
- Handling keyboard and mouse input
- Using sprites
- Displaying and animating images
- Detecting collisions
- Music and sound effects
- Simple game physics
- Artificial intelligence
Click on the Course Syllabus tab to see a complete list of topics.
All lesson quizzes and chapter tests are auto-graded by our system. Students will complete hands-on coding projects in every chapter, and these projects are teacher or parent-graded using our simple rubrics.
Scroll through the images below to see a few examples of student work.
Prices & Course Details
|Subscription Price||$15 / month or $120 / year|
|Nominal Length||2 semesters or 1.0 credits or 180 hours|
|Pacing||Self-study & self-paced|
|Accounts Included||Student and Teacher|
|Grading - Quizzes and Tests||Auto-graded by System|
|Grading - Student Projects||Graded by Parents|
Read more about How it Works!
All subscriptions are per-student, per-course.
A yearly subscription provides you a full calendar year (12 months) access to the course material. The 1-year window does not start until you redeem your purchased registration codes to create your account. So, you can purchase now and get started when ready.
Monthly subscriptions are auto-billed to your credit card each month. You can maintain the subscription for as long as your student needs to complete the course and cancel the subscription at any time. There is no long-term commitment.
NOTE: The quantity you enter for a monthly subscription is the number of students, not the number of months. For example, a quantity of 3 will purchase 1 month of access for 3 students, not 3 months for 1 student.
Siblings and Families
If you choose a 1-year subscription, then you can add additional siblings to the same class for $40. The additional sibling accounts will run concurrently with the original student in the same course and cannot be used at a later time or for a different course.
If you choose a monthly subscription, then each sibling will require an additional monthly subscription at the same rate. The additional sibling monthly subscriptions can be cancelled indepdently of the original student.
In either case, purchase just one student initially, and then create your teacher account and add the sibling from your Teacher's Menu within the course.
Sibling licenses are only permitted for immediate family members of an already-licensed student. Unrelated students must always have their own full license.
Click here for detailed instructions on purchasing an additional sibling account!
If, within the first 30 days, you find your selected course is not a good fit for your student for any reason, we will fully refund your purchase price (1-year subscription or first month subscription) and cancel your account with no obligation.
The Game Programming with Visual Basic course is written to be an easy introduction to programming and video game design for students as young as middle school. Most states begin defining computer science standards at the high-school level. Therefore, this course is not specifically aligned to any specific state standards.
This course requires a computer with the Windows operating system.
Our course material and interactive online system can be accessed from any HTML5-compliant web browser on standard computers, laptops, or tablets with an Internet connection.
In order to complete hands-on projects, students will use a computer with one of the following operating systems:
- Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10