Programming 400 - Course Overview

A starter course that introduces students in high school to programming concepts using Python, JavaScript, and HTML/CSS.

  • GRADES 9-12
  • WEB


Introduce your high school class to coding. In this course, students get started with Python, then move on to JavaScript and HTML/CSS. Each lesson is designed for a class period of 45-60 minutes. Students learn on their own as they progress through interactive tutorials and coding puzzles, following along to build their own projects. In the first two lessons, students solve puzzles to learn the basics, build a cool program using Python. In the next two lessons, they move on to text coding in JavaScript. Student will learn basics of JavaScript as well create a custom emoji in p5.js. Finally, they will use HTML/CSS to create their own photo album. All student work is automatically tracked and assessed, and with access to the premium offerings, you'll even be able to monitor their individual progress and mastery charts.


  • Python syntax
  • Sequencing
  • JavaScript syntax
  • Loops
  • Conditional logic
  • Geometric shapes
  • Turtle
  • Problem solving and debugging
  • Drawing shapes
  • HTML pages
  • CSS Styles
  • Web text and images

Technical Requirements

* Online courses require a modern desktop computer, laptop computer, Chromebook, or Netbook with Internet access and a Chrome (29+), Firefox (30+), Safari (7+), or Edge (20+) browser. No downloads required.