Total # of Lessons: 12
Take class online — How does it work?
We offer year round USACO Silver class (USA Computing Olympiad) from San Francisco Bay Area (South Bay/San Jose/Cupertino). USACO is the most prestigious pre-college Computer Science competition in the states. For more information on USACO: http://www.usaco.org.
Our USACO Silver curriculum is composed of two parts: Silver 1 and Silver 2. This is the Silver 1 part of our entire USACO Silver curriculum. For the silver 2 part, see here.
What is different about our curriculum?
We spent countless hours analyzing contest problems in all recent years and levels, performed extensive and meticulous data analysis to create proprietary materials to prepare students to succeed in their contest in the most efficiently and targeted manner.
Our two-parts silver course covers THE ENTIRE set of techniques that students need to learn to pass the USACO Bronze contest. Compared to many other USACO curriculum, you spend LESS TIME, LESS TUITION, and LEARN MORE. All other USACO curriculums that we see involves more lessons and not even cover everything students need to learn. This is true also for Silver and Gold level curriculums.
Some Numbers In Comparison
|Our Silver Curriculum||Silver lessons at Institute A||Silver lessons at Institute K|
|How many sessions (i.e. semesters) in total needed||2 session only||4 sessions||4 sessions|
|How many lessons per course||12 lessons (weeks)||12 lessons (weeks) per session||18 lessons (weeks) per session|
|How many hours per lesson||1.75 hr||2 hr||1 hr|
|Total Number of Lesson Hours||42 hrs total||96 hrs total||72 hrs total|
|Total Number of Semesters Needed||Two semesters (Fall till March)||Four semesters (TWO years needed)||Four semesters|
|Topics covered||All techniques silver contests tested||Not enough||FAR from enough|
Silver 1 Online Class Length
|USACO Silver Online Class||1||102 minutes||25 pages|
|USACO Silver Online Class||2||75 minutes||20 pages|
|USACO Silver Online Class||3||77 minutes||11 pages|
|USACO Silver Online Class||4||88 minutes||14 pages|
|USACO Silver Online Class||5||84 minutes||15 pages|
|USACO Silver Online Class||6||82 minutes||11 pages|
|USACO Silver Online Class||7||71 minutes||10 pages|
|USACO Silver Online Class||8||61 minutes||9 pages|
|USACO Silver Online Class||9||79 minutes||14 pages|
|USACO Silver Online Class||10||85 minutes||7 pages|
|USACO Silver Online Class||11||76 minutes||8 pages|
|USACO Silver Online Class||12||70 minutes||12 pages|
Train and prepare students to pass the USACO Silver level contest to become Gold level contestants.
This course is for students who satisfies at least one of the following criteria:
- have completed our USACO Bronze course or equivalent
- have passed the Bronze level contest
** All topics below would be taught and practiced with specifically for Silver level contest.
- Silver level searching algorithms
- Silver level advanced data Structures
- Silver level tree and graph algorithms
- Other Silver level advanced algorithms
- Implementation problems
Note: Our curriculum’s leveling definitions are mostly more advanced than most other institutes, please refer to our topic list for each level and contact us to personalized evaluation for the student if he/she has attended USACO classes/camps at other institutes.