The Summer Immersion Program (SIP) is an introductory computer science course, intended for rising 11 - 12th grade girls with little to no computer science experience, who reside in the United States.
Students are eligible to apply if they:
- Are rising high school junior or senior (going into 11th or 12th grade).
- Reside in the United States; Girls Who Code does not take immigration status into account, but students do need to live in the US to participate.
- Identify as female, regardless of gender assignment at birth or legal recognition; we welcome applicants who identify as gender non-conforming or non-binary and who would like to learn in a female-identified environment.
- Can commit to our Attendance Policy.
Students are not eligible to apply if they:
- Have already taken any AP/IB or other intermediate to advanced Computer Science course.
- Reside and/or attend school outside the United States.
- Have participated in the Summer Immersion Program in the past.
(If you've already taken an intermediate or higher CS course or are a SIP alumna, this introductory program will not be a good fit for you. However, we invite you to check out our more advanced Campus offerings!)
Girls Who Code values diverse classrooms. As long as students are interested in exploring opportunities in technology and computer science, we strongly encourage all eligible students to apply, especially those who:
- Are underrepresented in computer science and technology fields in terms of race, creed, or background.
- Have little to no access or exposure to computer science education in school.
- Are eligible for Free and Reduced Lunch.
- Identify as female, regardless of gender assignment at birth or legal recognition; we welcome applicants who identify as gender nonconforming or non-binary and who would like to be in a female-identified environment.