Scratchwerk Academy is a tuition-free computer science program and tech incubator for students of color. We are committed to preparing aspiring entrepreneurs with the emerging tech skills of the future.
Scratchwerk Academy is a rigorous computer science program for advanced students in grades 8th and up. Our free curriculum instills student confidence with a focus on Mathematics, Coding, and Data.. Admission is selective. Supplemental curriculum available for parents, after-school providers, and schools.
At Scratchwerk, we are a talented group of certified software professionals with over 45 years of combined educational and application development experience. As people of color, our mission for Scratchwerk Academy is to increase the minority representation within the field of tech.
Our unique curriculum has been formalized through great partnerships with community organizations. Since our inception, we've been committed to educating and equipping students in our underserved communities with software development skills.
Scratchwerk Academy follows industry computer science standards. Our specialized curriculum challenges student's proficiency and ability to pursue careers as Software Developers, Computer Engineers, Data Scientists, and more.
Students should have the opportunity of seeing themselves in every step of their educational experience. Scratchwerk Academy is dedicated to going beyond exposure and verifying that our students are equipped with the confidence and computer science skills needed for their future.
Our Scratchwerk Academy spring courses are perfect for students seeking to stay ahead or improve their computer science skills. Virtual instruction is live, and seating is limited.
Scratchwerk Academy is open to students entering grades 8th and up. Admission is selective and based on student grade point average, aptitude and enthusiasm. Parent participation required.
New parents and administrators must schedule an initial interview to review program requirements.Schedule Here
The assessment course is designed to test student's overall initative along with their current computer science exposure and skillsets.
Our staff will review assessment performance and contact you to discuss your start date. Recommendation letters required for GPA below 2.5.