American Computer Science League (ACSL) organizes computer programming and computer science contests for K-12 students. The 2021-2022 school year will be our 44th year of continuous operation! Last year, over 500 teams in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia participated.
Details : https://www.acsl.org/about
Student Guide : https://www.acsl.org/get-started/student-guide
Study Material : https://www.acsl.org/get-started/study-materials
Best for junior high and middle school students with no previous programming experience. No student beyond grade 9 may compete in the Junior Division.
Each contest consists of an online 30-minute, 5-question short answer test and an online programming problem to solve in 72 hours.
Open to students in grades 3 - 6.
Each contest consists of an online 30-minute, 5-question non-programming test, focused on a single category of content. A different category will be tested on each contest.
There are four contests during the regular season. The window during which each contest can be accessed on HackerRank is as follows.
- Contest #1: available Nov. 1, 2021; closes Sunday January 16, 2022 @ 11:59pm EST
- Contest #2: available Dec. 27, 2021; closes Sunday March 6, 2022 @ 11:59pm EST
- Contest #3: available Jan. 31, 2022; closes Sunday April 10, 2022 @ 11:59pm EDT
- Contest #4: available March 7, 2022; closes Sunday May 15, 2022 @ 11:59pm EDT
Topics are specified for each contest : https://www.acsl.org/get-started/study-materials
We also plan to buy the material and share it with the students which would help them prepare for the exam.
If you would like to be part of the team please fill the following form:
Registration : $50 (Covers registration of team , individual and sample material)
We will be sending email with Payment Link and details of which program you signed up for. Once confirmed we will be doing a parent meet with finalized teams.
Refunds will be given if the decided team strength is not met.