During our programs, students learn design and coding principles while building and launching their own marketing campaigns and apps under the guidance of experienced teachers. This is different from other programs in that students don’t just learn how to design or code, but they immediately see the impact they’re making, sparking an interest in technology and entrepreneurship.
At Vineyard, we care about how we teach just as much as what we’re teaching. We take time to choose instructors who are engaging, experienced, and fun. Instructors constantly challenge students’ think, and the small group environment lends to students learning from each other in addition to the instructor. Students immediately put into practice the information they learn with activities and exercises, cementing students’ knowledge of the material. Not only that: our class curriculums are version controlled so that teachers are able to submit curriculum improvements after every class.
Hear from Miguel, a high schooler who took our class, about his VAC experience and why it's different from other coding courses he's taken.
Our curriculum achieves transformational outcomes. Our curriculum is based around the principle that every session, students experience a personal growth moment by completing something entrepreneurial that they can show off to others in their lives. This helps them fall in love with entrepreneurship and feel empowered.
The curriculum we teach in all of our program formats is the same. All classes have a low student teacher ratio.
In the Design Course students will:
Learn basics of composition, typography, color, etc and how it impacts design collateral
Use Canva to build design-centered assets for non-profits and Facebook Ads to run marketing campaigns
In the App Course students will:
Learn basics of HTML, mobile app structure, database and React Native
Practice prototyping and design thinking principles with engaging activities
For our class, students need a computer with internet access and Zoom. All the coursework is done over internet. We'll ask that students share their camera and their screen so that we can stay engaged during class. The class is unable to be taken over a tablet or a cell phone.
Tutoring & Independent Study
We are also available for independent studies as well. Many students prefer the format of working one-on-one with the curriculum so students can explore their passions. Students may also learn optimally in the tutoring format so happy to accommodate your students' ideal learning style.