When is the Summer Intensive?
The 2021 virtual Summer Intensive will take place Mon-Fri from July 12th through August 20th, split between A.M. and P.M. sessions.
Additionally, Aug. 19th is Demo Day, where students present their final projects. This is the only day that ends later at 8:30pm.
Where does the Summer Intensive take place?
Traditionally, students are placed in a class of 20 students at locations across New York City, Jersey City, or Pittsburgh. These host sites are provided by our program partners and have included Google, Goldman Sachs, JP Morgan Chase, Medidata, Major League Baseball, Carnegie Mellon University, and many others. Although the 2020 and 2021 Summer Intensive have shifted to a virtual model, our students will still have the opportunity to interact with their host site through unique workshops, mentorship sessions, and more!
Why should I apply to the Summer Intensive?
The Summer Intensive is a once in a lifetime experience. Outcomes of the program include:
- A technical education in building practical web applications
- Core Skill education in networking, resume building, setting up LinkedIn accounts, and much more!
- Laptops and hotspots are provided 💻
- Mentorship and partner-programming sessions are provided by industry professionals
- Joining an All Star Brotherhood network that support each other after the program, through college, and beyond
* Students who show need may keep their laptops at the end of the program
Is there a GPA requirement?
No! Our All Stars shine 🌟 in all sorts of ways, and grades are just one way to shine. GPA
is NOT used in our admissions process.
We do collect GPA data for our statistics, though!
Where do students end up after the Summer Intensive?
After completing the Summer Intensive, many students continue building their programming skills through freelance work, college internships, or working as a seasonal instructor here at All Star Code, among many other opportunities. Additionally, all Scholars (program alumni) receive invitations to join our Scholar Portal for exclusive internships, jobs, and workshops.
Note for Scholars: If you have already attended our Summer Intensive program, please do not reapply. Students are only allowed one Summer Intensive experience.
When will I know if I was accepted into the program?
Applicants can expect a notification of acceptance between 2-6 weeks after applying. We try our
best to process applications quickly.
Seats are limited! The sooner you apply the better chances you have of being selected! 😁
What programming languages are taught?
I already know how to code. Am I eligible?
👍🏼 Definitely! You will probably love the Summer Intensive even more if you have this kind
of head start. Please send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org,
if you have questions about specific skills.
Can I join the Summer Intensive if I'm not in high school yet?
Our program is specifically designed for current sophomores and juniors in high school. We’d
love to see you at public events throughout the year and welcome your application when you are
old enough! 👴🏽
I'm a 9th grade freshman in high school, should I still apply?
We are currently accepting only 10th and 11th grade students.
However, we encourage you to still apply!
If you apply now, you will recieve a boost to your application next year - making it more likely for you to get in!
Do I have to be a US citizen to apply?
We welcome all students to apply regardless of their residency status.
Whether you are a US citizen, on a visa/green card, or undocumented, you will be welcomed at All Star Code.
I don't go to a traditional school (home school, not attending, etc.), am I still eligible?
Yes! Applicants who are not currently attending high school will still be considered if they are 15, 16 or 17 years old.
When filling out the form, please indicate your situation under the question "What is the name of your current high school?"
Please send inquiries to email@example.com,
if you have questions about your application.
Will there be a waiting list?
Absolutely! Given the limited number of seats 💺 available, many applicants will qualify for the
program but will not be selected in the first round. Applicants on the waiting list will be
invited to join as spots become available.
What is the application process?
At the end of each month, we will reach out to applicants who show the best chance for success in the Summer Intensive. These ideal candidates will be invited to the second part of the application, which offers applicants a chance to better respresent themselves via 3 short-answer questions. These applicants have approximately 2 weeks to complete Part 2.
Final decisions will be made based on applicants' demonstration of All Star Skills. Offers will be sent out at that time, and applicants have 2 weeks to accept offers.
What is your attendance policy?
Given the intensive nature of the program, students must not miss any day during the first week of the program. The first week is a zero-tolerance week.
Day 1: If a student is absent on the first day of the program, July 12th, their seat is forfeit.
A student is considered absent if they login to their virtual classroom 30 minutes past the scheduled start time. Students with 3 absences will be dismissed from the program.
For each absence, the student's Parent/Guardian is informed and the student must attend Office Hours until they are caught up with the missed material.
Three latenesses = 1 Absence
A student is considered late if they are not present by the scheduled start time.
What is your expulsion policy?
All Star Code reserves the right to expell students for any of the following reasons:
- Missing any day in the first week
- Having 3 absences
- Using abusive language
- Showing disrespect towards instructors & host site space
- Harrassing, intimidating, or discriminating anyone
All Star Code is committed to maintaining a workplace that is free of harassment. We will not tolerate anyone (including students) intimidating, humiliating or sabotaging others in our workplace. We also prohibit wilful discrimination based on age, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, religion or disability.
How can I improve my chances? What does it take to be an All Star?
- Respect others
- Demonstrate logical thinking
- Demonstrate growth mindset
- Look up terms they're not familiar with (like "Growth mindset" 😄)
- Embrace "Celebrate Failure" = are hungry to learn by stepping out of their comfort zone
- Embrace "Dare Greatly" = are ready to take risks
- Embrace "Tell Your Story" = can convey ideas clearly and see value in doing so
- Uplift others around them