USACO Bronze – Fall 2020

Total #of Lessons: 15
Date and Time: To be announced
Registration Fee: $50 (Due at registration)
Remaining Tuition: TBA (Due upon invoice)

Description

We offer year round USACO Bronze and Advanced Bronze (USA Computing Olympiad) training classes at students’ appropriate levels. USACO is the most prestigious pre-college Computer Science competition in the states. For more information on USACO: http://www.usaco.org.

Objective

Prepare students to pass the the USACO contest at Bronze level, most of our students pass Bronze level on first attempt, and many with full scores!

Prerequisites

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:  

Students should be comfortable writing program in Java (or C, C++) with all following knowledges and skills:

    • conditional statements
    • loops
    • array
    • functions
    • recursion

IMPORTANT NOTE: **NOT** like a lot of the USACO Bronze classes offered from other institutes, we do REQUIRE students to already possess the basic fundamental programming skills (preferable in Java but other languages are fine too).  Our bronze level class is truly a contest and competition preparation,  and focuses on problem solving, algorithms and data structures, and consistently delivers more advanced topics and contents.

For students who wants to learn programming for the purpose of competition, they should take our fundamental programming classes first which are roughly equivalent to what students will learn first from many other institutes’ bronze level classes.

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Topics

    • Brute Force
    • Sorting and Searching
    • Intermediate Data structures
    • String processing
    • Recursion
    • Simulation problems

This Course In Your Ascending Path

Recommended Paths:   

    • For Middle Schoolers:

Fundamental Java Programming –> Intermediate Java Programming  –>  USACO Bronze  –> USACO Silver

    • For High Schoolers:

Fundamental Java Programming –> APCS  –>  USACO Bronze  –> USACO Silver

For students who have passed the USACO Bronze contests or have completed our USACO Bronze course, please continue to the USACO Silver level course.