GOODYEAR, AZ – Kids and teens in Goodyear can now take a “byte” out of the world of coding.
As the technology industry continues to grow and power the everyday lives of Americans, there is often still a gap in the average curricula of today’s schools when it comes to teaching coding and computer science skills to children. Well, not any longer for kids and teens in Goodyear at Valor Preparatory Academy.
iCode, a national computer science education franchise, announced today that it is opening a new location in Goodyear. Online classes are currently available for students K-12. The Goodyear iCode opened its brick-and-mortar location in summer 2020 with its after school programs starting September 8, located at 13185 W Thomas Rd Building 2.
“I have always had a passion for the digital education space,” said Chase Eskelsen, the digital education expert who is bringing the iCode location to the area. “Adding iCode’s unique way of teaching children to code to Valor Preparatory Academy just seemed like a natural next step. We’re eager to bring these digital coding opportunities to both our students during the day and other children in the community throughout the afternoon and evening.”
With Eskelsen’s decade of experience and currently the COO for Verano Learning Partners, a not-for-profit education entity, and launching Valor Preparatory Academy, a 6-12 grade school with an award-winning digital curriculum, he is well equipped to operate the new location. The location will offer STEAM-based computer science education through proprietary curricula and a signature BELT program. The progressive BELT program graduates students to more advanced levels of coding and is built to keep students motivated to continue developing their skills similar to how belts function in the martial arts. With a convenient class schedule catering to any family’s schedule, after-school, online, summer and holiday programs will all be held at iCode Goodyear.
“We’re thrilled that Chase has opened his online classes to students in the Goodyear area,” said Abid Abedi, founder and CEO of iCode. “Now, students can have the opportunity to learn often overlooked skills that can benefit them for a future in tech. With custom programs built for every experience level, we’re looking forward to seeing how the kids and teens at Chase’s location develop their skills.”
iCode differentiates itself in the fast-growing computer science education industry with its state-of-the-art facilities and proprietary curricula. Through its robust menu of offerings and several classrooms in each location, the brand is able to serve students of all skill levels with programs that teach students how to build games, apps, websites, and work with robotics. iCode also offers the unique iSports professional gaming league with competitions taking place after school, once per week for a five-week period. In addition to the tactical abilities coding education offers, students benefit from developing soft skills, including critical thinking and problem-solving.
Today’s announcement follows an eventful year for the brand, with openings in Meridian, Idaho; Pittsburgh; Bellevue, Washington; Moorestown and Bridgewater, New Jersey; The Colony, Sugarland and Murphy, Texas; and Goodyear, Arizona.
About iCode iCode, a national computer science education franchise offering after school and summer programs, equips children with the skills and knowledge to compete in today’s technological environment. Committed to quality and providing in-depth learning experiences, the brand’s proprietary curricula and several unique technology education programs set it apart in the fast-growing coding education space.
iCode’s franchise opportunity allows entrepreneurs to break into the booming technology industry with multiple revenue streams. Now franchising and with prime markets available, iCode is seeking qualified franchise candidates across the United States.