Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: How do I enroll my child to inGenius summer program?
Please click this link to create an account. Once you login to the Parent Portal, you can enroll your child to summer program, check schedule and print receipt.
Q: Which grade should I enroll my child in?
It will the same entering grade for your child in the fall of this year.
Q: How do I get my receipt for tax purpose?
Login to the Parent Portal and click “Print Receipt”. The receipt contains the inGenius Tax ID number and your payment information.
Q: What is inGenius cancellation policy?
There will be a $50 cancellation fee within two weeks prior to the first date of the enrolled camp(s). The $50 fee only applies when you cancel the entire summer enrollment.
Q: How can I change my child’s schedule?
We will be happy to accommodate your schedule change. If you need to add/drop/switch classes, please change your child’s schedule in the Parent Portal in advance. There is no fee to drop/switch/add classes.
Q: Who are the teachers?
A: Our teachers either have California teaching credential, private school teaching experience or college teaching experience.
Q: Language requirements
All of our summer programs are conducted in English. We expect students to be proficient in the English language at or above grade level.
Q: My child doesn’t have programming background. Which classes do you recommend?
A: We have many programming classes designed for your kids. You may want to start them with Robotics, Scratch and Alice 3, Computational Thinking. Later you can then enroll them into text-based language such as Java and Python.
Please take a look at some of the offerings here.
Here is an article explaining our view of learning programming language, data structure and algorithm for youth: From Computational Thinking to Competitive Programming
Q: Should I bring my own computer?
A: There is no need. We will provide all the learning equipment and materials for all of our summer programs. Please DO NOT bring valuables to inGenius summer program. We are not responsible for lost or damaged items.
Q: Does my child need to take Alice 3 – Introduction to Java before he or she takes Java Programming?
A: Alice 3 is highly recommended for Java. We teach Alice 3 before Java so that students can easily understand fundamental programming concepts. In addition, Alice is a lot of fun and kids will fall in love with programming instead of being discouraged by syntax errors.
Q: Can I drop my kid(s) earlier than 8:30 am at the summer program location?
No. Our campus opens at 8:30 am.
Q: Where do I find classroom information?
Before summer program starts (early June), we will provide the room numbers for all classes. You can find the classroom information in your summer program schedule in the Parent Portal.
Q: How do I purchase lunches for my child?
Lunch can be purchase online in the Parent Portal.
Students may also bring their lunches from home or purchase. We highly recommend students who have food allergy, please bring your own lunch from home.
Q: Lost and found
Items lost on campus are kept in a box by the sign-in table until the end of summer program.