The iCode Difference Starts With Culture

Culture is a key differentiator within an iCode education franchise. We strongly believe that it plays a critical role in the success of any enterprise. However, corporate America can often feel like ‘adult daycare’ with supervisors micromanaging each move their employees make. That’s not how iCode, one of the best franchises to own, operates.

We believe that business is a team sport, and each person is responsible for the results in their area. We hire qualified professionals and empower them to utilize their expertise to carry out their position and make impactful decisions. This level of empowerment instills a great sense of ownership and fulfillment in the education franchise team. Our team members work collaboratively, without egos, politics, or silos, as we believe that all individuals can contribute in multiple ways.

We promote creativity, openness, ownership, and pride in the company’s success versus a single individual’s success. We also have our fingers on the pulse of the education franchise market as well as our customer needs to ensure we always remain relevant. Our team has a deep conviction in the service we are providing and the business model we offer, and we fervently believe that we are making a difference in the lives of the children attending iCode. That’s what makes iCode one of the best franchises to own. Period.

iCode’s Best In Class Curriculum

STEM Badge

iCode programs are now accredited by STEM.org, the longest continually-operating, privately-held STEM education research and credentialing organization in America. With this accreditation, iCode can now exclusively offer students blockchain-backed certificates upon program graduation, providing them with tangible proof of their accomplishments and skills in STEM fields. This not only enhances their resumes but also opens up doors to future opportunities in the ever-evolving tech landscape. Moreover, families can rest assured knowing that their investment in their child's education at iCode is backed by a recognized and respected accreditation, ensuring quality and excellence in every aspect of their learning journey.

Our education franchise curriculum is a living, breathing document that is continuously evolving with technology. Our team of computer scientists, software architects, and instructional designers evaluate market trends and gather feedback from our franchisees, parents, instructors, and children to update and expand our proprietary curriculum. At iCode, we utilize gamified learning to engage children and teach them advanced concepts often taught at the college level including data science, Linux based networking, and software development to name a few. In addition to technical skills, our education franchise curriculum also weaves in vital soft skills such as collaboration, public speaking, critical thinking, and project management to help build their confidence and prepare them for their futures.


JUNIOR BELT

STEAM Fundamentals

Age Group

5-7

SPRINTS

  • Maze Creation with Iterative Design
  • Design and Physics of Amusement
    Parks
  • Evolution of Energy
  • The Science behind Space Travel
  • Creative Design with STEM
  • IOT Transportation
  • Engineering Exploration – Bridge
    Design
  • Urban Planning a Smart City
  • iCode 2050 Final Project Using
    Scratch

KEY CONCEPTS

  •  Intro to Scratch
  • STEAM Basics
  • Engineering
  • Arts
  • Science
  • Mathematics

SOFT SKILLS

  • Problem Solving
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Fine Motor Skills

OUTCOMES

  • Introduction to Scratch
  • Engineering Design
  • Smart City Design

FOUNDATION BELT

Basic Game Development

Age Group

6-8

SPRINTS

  • Computer Foundations
  • Introduction to Programming with Scratch
  • Computational Thinking
  • Advanced Scratch Programming
  • Digital Logic
  • Exploring STEM Professions I
  • Exploring STEM Professions II
  • Hands-on Scratch
  • Final Project: Interactive Simulation Creating from Scratch

KEY CONCEPTS

  • Computer Basics
  • Programming Fundamentals
  • Agile Methodologies
  • Scratch Programming

SOFT SKILLS

  • Critical Thinking
  • Project Management
  • Planning and Design

OUTCOME

  • Customized Game

WHITE BELT

Robotics & Programming

Age Group

8-11

SPRINTS

  • Robotic Fundamentals
  • Robotics with VEX IQ
  • Advanced Robotics
  • 3D Modeling
  • Midterm Robotics Project
  • Electricity
  • Electricity II
  • Engineering Design
  • Final Project: Build a Complex Robot

KEY CONCEPTS

  • VEX Code
  • Engineering
  • Electricity
  • 3D Modeling
  • 3D Printing
  • Art of Design

SOFT SKILLS

  • Teamwork
  • Project Development and Ideation
  • Fine Motor Skills and Coordination
  • Critical Observation

OUTCOMEs

  • 3D Printed Innovation
  • Small Scale Smart Home Simulation
  • Robot Design Solution

ORANGE BELT

Web Development

Age Group

8-11

SPRINTS

  • Web Development
  • Web Development II
  • Photography
  • JavaScript I
  • Midterm
  • Graphic Design
  • Databases
  • Web Hosting
  • Final Project

KEY CONCEPTS

  • HTML/CSS Programming
  • Web Development and Design
  • Introduction to Text-Based Coding
  • Javascript
  • Graphic Design
  • Databases
  • Photography
  • Visual Studio

SOFT SKILLS

  •  Creativity
  • Design Thinking
  • Logical Thinking
  • Writing Reports and Proposals

OUTCOMES

  • Development of a Dynamic Website
  • Photography Portfolio

YELLOW BELT

Mobile App Development

Age Group

9-12

SPRINTS

  • Introduction to App Dev with Maui +
    VS
  • App Development
  • Working with Prototypes
  • Advanced C# Coding
  • Data Handling and Management
  • Debugging and Testing
  • Preparing and App for Launch
  • Launching your App
  • Iterative App Design

KEY CONCEPTS

  • C# Programming
  • Mobile App Development
  • Visual Studio + MAUI
  • Storyboarding
  • Mobile App Design

SOFT SKILLS

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Visual Communication
  • Innovation
  • Design Thinking

OUTCOMES

  • Development of Customized App
  • Launch a Mobile Application

GREEN BELT

Python, Drones & ChatGPT

Age Group

10-13

SPRINTS

  • Introduction to Python with Drones
  • Advanced Drone Programming
  • Algorithms in Python
  • Data Science
  • Intro to OOP in Python
  • Machine Learning and AI
  • Arduino
  • Arduino II
  • Arduino III

KEY CONCEPTS

  • Python Programming
  • Data Science
  • Machine Learning
  • Arduinos
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Introduction to OOP

SOFT SKILLS

  • Multitasking
  • Strategic Thinking
  • Strategic Design
  • Strategic Planning

OUTCOMES

  • Automated Drones
  • Electrical Engineering Solutions

RED BELT

Game Development with UE 5

Age Group

11-15

SPRINTS

  • Game Design in Unreal Engine 5
  • Blueprints
  • Level Design and Material Editor
  • Adding Custom Content
  • Cinematic Sequences
  • Final Project Phase 1 (Pre-Alpha)
  •  Final Project Phase 2 (Pre-Alpha)
  • Final Project Phase 3 (Alpha)
  •  Final Project Phase 4 (Beta)

KEY CONCEPTS

  • Blueprint Programming
  • Unreal Engine 5
  • Game Development
  • Artistic Game Design
  • Audio and Video Generation
  • First Long-Term Development
    Project

SOFT SKILLS

  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking
  • Planning
  • Computational Thinking
  • Collaboration

OUTCOME

  • Ready for Release Unreal Engine 5
    Game

BLUE BELT

Networking & Cybersecurity

Age Group

11-15

SPRINTS

  • Unix/Linux
  • Networking
  • Information Security
  • Hackathon Fundamentals
  • Mini-Hackathons
  • Block Chain
  • IOT
  • Embedded Systems
  • Final Project

KEY CONCEPTS

  • Python Programming
  • Cisco IOS
  • UNIX/Linux
  • Networking
  • Information Security
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • System Architecture

SOFT SKILLS

  • Troubleshooting
  • Problem-Solving
  • Design Thinking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Teamwork
  • Communication
  • Project Management

OUTCOME

  • Robot Developed for Environmental
    Solutions

BLACK BELT

Java Application Dev with ChatGPT

Age Group

13+

SPRINTS

  • Introduction to Java and Backend
    Logic
  • Foundations of OOP and UML
  • Relational Database Development
  • Integrating Java, OOP, and
    Databases in a Project
  • Advanced OOP, UML, and Frontend
    Development
  • Enhancing the Application
  • Deployment Preparation
  • Deployment, Monitoring, and
    Addressing Real-Time Issues
  • Final Project

KEY CONCEPTS

  • Java Development
  • Object Oriented Programming
  • Universal Modeling Language
  • Database Development
  • ChatGPT
  • UX/UI Design
  • Application Testing & Deployment

SOFT SKILLS

  • Design Thinking
  • Computational Thinking
  • Abstract Thinking
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Project Management

OUTCOME

  • Fully Built and Deployed Web
    Application

MASTER BLACK BELT

Software Architecture and AI

Age Group

14+

SPRINTS

  • Building Blocks of Software Design
  • Distributed Systems
  •  Introduction of Artificial Intelligence
  • Merging AI with Software Designs
  • Using Software and AI Toolkits
  • Designing Software with AI in Mind
  • Teaching an AI to Learn
  • AI Monitoring
  • Final Project and the Future of AI

KEY CONCEPTS

  • Software Architecture
  • C# and Java Programming
  • Relational Databases
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • ChatGPT

SOFT SKILLS

  • Abstract Thinking
  • Critical Thinking
  • Collaboration
  •  Iterative Design
  • Project Management
  • Planning and Design

OUTCOME

  • Designing an Online Environment
    with a Custom AI

Your Franchise’s Physical Facility

Kids learn best working in small groups where they can easily collaborate and share ideas, which also simulates real-world working environments. This is why we have segmented our facility into ‘hubs’ or classrooms where we can conduct lessons in a class setting. We also believe that children retain information better when they can practice what they learn. Each of our hubs are outfitted with the latest STEM equipment such as drones through our exclusive partnership with DJI, rover robotics and scientific calculators through our partnership with Texas Instruments, VEX robotics, 3D printers, and much more. And finally, we believe that environment matters when children are learning. We want kids to feel as if they are walking into their own startup versus an after-school daycare. We often hear kids begging parents to ‘stay just a little bit longer’ or to enroll them in another camp. And parents are equally eager to enroll their students in our education franchises when they see their children’s excitement for learning.

Your Campus Provides Multiple Revenue Streams

iCode franchisees are the best franchises to own because franchisees benefit from multiple different revenue streams. This is accomplished through our variety of on-campus classes and camps, our virtual classes, partnership programs, and our after-school Tech Club which we run at various ISD campuses and private schools. Many of our franchisees are able to start generating revenue before their iCode campuses are even built through off-site partnerships or virtual classes