Computer Science Classes 2022-2023
All courses will be delivered via Zoom. Lecture recording and notes will be available to students.
Payment: Zelle DSMAcademy.Shen@gmail.com
(Please understand registration is not complete until the payment is fully paid to DSM Academy.)
*Early bird discount: sign up and pay tuition by January 6th, 2023.
Course Registration: https://www.dsm-academy.net/
15 weeks (January 18 – May 3, 2023)
Meet once a week on Wednesday
No Class on March 15 (Spring Break)
15 weeks (August 24 – December 10, 2022)
Meet once per week either on Wednesday or Saturday
No class on Nov. 23 and Nov. 26 (Thanksgiving holiday)
Course Instructor Time Students Tuition
Python Programming I Dr. Chao Gong 6:00 - 7:15 PM (Central Time) Wednesday Grades 5--12 $300 (regular)Early Bird: $280
Python Programming II Dr. Wenbin Luo 6:00 - 7:15 PM (Central Time) Wednesday Grades 5--12 $300 (regular) Early Bird: $280
USACO Training Dr. Wenbin Luo 7:30 - 8:45 PM (Central Time) Wednesday Grades 5--12 $300 (regular) Early Bird: $280
CS Course Instructors:CS Course Instructors:
Dr. Wenbin Luo – Professor of Computer Engineering at a private university. He has a Ph.D. in Computer Engineering.
Dr. Chao Gong – IT security consultant. Dr. Gong had been a college CS professor for 15+ years,
currently working in the industry as an IT security consultant. He has a Ph.D. in Computer Science.
DSM Computer Science Course Description:
Scratch is a block-based visual programming language, designed primarily for young students as
an educational tool for coding. This course will teach students the computational thinking skills
highly sought-after in our digital world. Students will have the opportunity to learn programming
through hands-on projects, such as drawing fractal trees, simulating rocket launching, fireworks
& snow simulation, building an analog & digital clock, and message encryption & decryption etc.
Students will be able to showcase and share their programming products online with family and
friends. Scratch programming is ideal for students 8 to 16 years old.
C++ is a powerful general-purpose programming language. It can be used to develop operating
systems, browsers, games, and mobile apps. C++ supports different ways of programming like
procedural, object-oriented, and functional. This makes C++ powerful as well as flexible. C++ is
also one of the languages that United States of America Computing Olympiad (USACO) officially
supports. In this course students will learn the C++ programming language and enrich their
problem-solving skills through hands-on programming challenges. C++ programming is ideal for
students 14 to 19 years old.
Python Programming I
Python is one of the most popular programming languages among data scientists and machine
learning researchers. It is a perfect language for students to learn fundamental programming
skills and concepts. In this course, students will not only build solid programming skills, but also
master Python specific features. Topics include, but are not limited to the following: variables,
expressions, statements, conditional execution, functions, iteration, and strings. Python
programming is ideal for students 11 to 19 years old.
Python Programming II
Python Programming II is for students who have completed Python Programming I or have some
prior experience in Python. In this course, students will learn more advanced materials in Python.
Topics include, but are not limited to the following: advanced string manipulation, reading and
writing files, lists, dictionaries, tuples, and regular expressions. In addition, students will learn
how to use Python to draw graphics and develop GUI programs. Python programming is ideal for
students 11 to 19 years old.
USACO Training is for students who have completed Python Programming II or have equivalent
experience in Python programming. This course will mainly focus on teaching students
competitive programming in Python to prepare them for the coming USACO bronze level contests
from December 2022 to March 2023. In addition, students will also learn basic data structures &
algorithms concept and implementation in Python. Topics include, but are not limited to the
following: algorithm analysis, stacks, queues, deques, linked lists, recursion, searching, and
sorting. USACO Training is ideal for students 11 to 19 years old.
v Homework assignments will be given after each class. Students are highly encouraged to try
and complete it before the next class, when the instructor will discuss the solution.
v All lectures will be recorded so that students can watch them later in case they have to miss
a class or two, due to family vacation or other unforeseeable events.