Scratch Programming

Rated 4.89 out of 5 based on 9 customer ratings
(9 customer reviews)


This is a 16-week course that consists of the beginner, intermediate, and advanced Scratch mini sessions at a discounted price. Students program a different game each week.

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This will be a 16-week course and consists of our beginner, intermediate and advanced courses (these are available as 5-week classes). Scratch is a drag-and-drop language that allows students to easily create games. It is a good way to start learning about programming concepts before progressing to other languages which require users to learn the syntax.

Each week students learn to program a different game. They start with simple games but progress to games like Hangman, Flappy Bird imitations, and platform games.

Instructor: Meryl van der Merwe (ex-programmer) –

Grades: Suitable for grades 5 – 12

Hours: 3 -4 per week

Credit Hours: 0.50 High School Credit. Combine with another of our 16-week computer courses for a full credit in Computer Programming.

Dates: Spring Dates: January 15 – May 12 (any week in March can be taken for Spring break)

Examplesof student projects

Hidden Objects Scratch Game

Scratch Maze game



Additional information


Fall 2017, Spring 2018

9 reviews for Scratch Programming

  1. Rated 5 out of 5

    August Smith

    This is a great introduction to the basics of programming, and is a great way to easy into learning how to communicate with and to think about how a computer thinks. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

  2. Rated 5 out of 5

    Jonathan Ziesmer

    I took the Scratch course a while ago. It was very fun and got me started in learning several other languages. As a result I now spend a lot of time programming complicated programs. Scratch is a great way to get started in learning how to think like a programmer.

  3. Rated 5 out of 5

    Lyell C. Read

    Great course. I took the fall semester in 2014 and loved it! I was able to get help when I needed it, and was also able to do assignments ahead to schedule it around school. This course got me into programming.

  4. Rated 5 out of 5

    Rosie Abrams

    As a home educator and youth leadership development advocate for many years, I have worked with Meryl van der Merwe on numerous projects. She is an excellent parent and teacher. We partnered together and she was the instructor for a Girls’ Day of Code event with middle school students. She provides interesting, relevant curriculum and is very patient. She is encouraging and engaging to both young men and young women. Her introduction of Scratch to students who had never had programming was very well done. She was equally as versed in advancing the students who had prior programming experience. Scratch is a great starting point. I highly recommend participating in any class Mrs. van der Merwe might offer that would be appropriate for your student.

  5. Rated 5 out of 5

    Caleb Knight

    This class was AWESOME!! it really does teach you the basics of programming WHILE making it look easy! I have enjoyed the class a lot. whenever I got stuck, I could ask for help and get it fast! Really good class

  6. Rated 5 out of 5

    Charis Guilford

    I had previously done scratch by following instructions from a book but I never really understood how it worked. This class teaches all of the basics of making a game as well as explaining how and why the commands work (as well as why they might not be working.) This class has been my favorite class all year and is a great introduction to programing and creative thinking. I would highly recommend it.

  7. Rated 5 out of 5

    Tanner Johnson

    I had never done any programming of any kind before Scratch. This course is very fun and teaches you a lot. It was my favorite subject of the semester!

  8. Rated 5 out of 5

    Holland Johnson

    I absolutely loved this course! It made learning the basics of programming fun and understandable. Not only has this been one of my absolute favorite subjects this semester, but this course has also made me want to major in computer science in college. I highly recommend it!

  9. Rated 4 out of 5

    Chase Johnson

    I liked this course. It was interesting to learn how to program games.

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