To provide families with a dynamic learning environment where students develop life-changing skills.
We imagine our students succeeding in their futures—as teachers, nurses, scientists, race car drivers, law enforcement officers, builders—as anything they want—because they know how to use technology to their advantage.
I want our kids to look at technology as a way to contribute—not as a way to kill time. I want to shift our students’ thinking from that as a consumer to that as a creator.”
Code Wizards is owned and operated by Chris and Misty Rigdon who live in Colorado Springs. They own a software development company and began to notice a need for computer science education.
The Code Wizards Academy, is designed to teach kids computer programming. Starting with colored block coding languages at the Novice level, gradually increasing the difficulty and complexity of the code and introducing new languages to students as they progress through 10 levels–ultimately becoming a Code Wizard with a game or app of their own creation for sale on the app store. Kids don’t even realize they are learning as they play games that teach them new skills. Novice wizards are placed in one of three houses; Caragore, Dragonfang or Fishorne. Within their house they both offer and call upon others for support, feedback, and friendly competition. Concepts are taught using many proven educational methods on- and off-screen, appealing to different learning styles.
Summer camps, mini camps and other special events consist of different content from The Academy. Kids enrolled in The Academy will see new material and different applications of concepts when they attend camp. Content for all programs is carefully planned so up and coming wizards see new ideas and are challenged in fun ways regardless of their chosen program. Whether a student is coming for summer camp, or attends The Academy all year, they will be exposed to relevant material presented in a fun, exciting format.
Schools are not able to offer the computer science education our kids need to succeed in today’s modern world. Tech careers are among the highest paid, yet many positions are left open because there aren’t enough qualified people to fill them.
Code Wizards is focused on teaching students as young as 7 years old the foundations of computer programming and how to code. Our code wizards will succeed—regardless of their career paths, because they will have learned how to utilize technology and leverage it to their benefit.