Yes, 3rd-5th grade students do need register on HQ, with the assistance and oversight of their parents.
Although 3rd-5th grade Club curriculum does not rely on HQ, we still want students to create an account for several reasons:
- Resources & Support: HQ registrations are how we identify how many students are in a club, and the level of support and resources each Club needs. We provide every 3rd-5th grade student with their very own copy of our book, Learn to Code and Change the World (separate from the Starter Kit, which is for each Club to keep). We determine how many copies of the book to ship based on the number of student registrations on HQ.
- Parent Participation: We want to ensure that parents are aware of what their children are working on. HQ is a collaborative environment that allows parents to stay in the loop about what their child is learning and doing in their Club.
- Ongoing Support: As students advance from 3rd-5th grade Clubs to 6th-12th grade Clubs, they will receive expanded access to the wide variety of resources that are contained within HQ.
3rd-5th grade students may be enrolled in their Club on HQ in two ways:
Facilitators may use the "Invite Students" button on their own HQ homepage, using the parent or guardian’s email address. (Recommended)
Facilitators can provide the Club Code to students and parents, and have families complete their HQ registration independently.