Total #of Lessons:
- Silver #1 : 12 lessons
- Silver #2: 12 lessons
Dates and Time: Sunday 12:45 PM – 2:45 PM PST (3:45 PM – 5:45 PM EST)
- Silver 1: $1390 (Due upon invoice)
- Silver 2: $1390 (Due upon invoice)
Silver 2 is now open for public enrollment. This is an immediate continuation from our currently running Silver 1 class, we welcome new students to join our vibrant and hard working Silver 1 students! If you have completed Ascende Learning’s Silver 1 curriculum or have completed a USACO Silver class from another institute — but not able to solve many Silver problems and need a rigorous and precise system to help you pass the USACO Silver contest, are welcome to join us! We finish teaching all data structures and algorithms students need to master for the USACO Silver division, and plan our schedule to finish ahead of the March contest so everyone will get a shot to advance to Gold in this contest season!
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.
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 in general 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.
Silver1 and Silver2
Our two-parts silver course of Silver1 and Silver 2 covers THE ENTIRE set of techniques that students need to learn to pass the USACO Silver contest. Silver 1 and Silver 2 are two consecutive Silver courses that cover different topics that go from easier ones to more advanced ones, each accounting for about half of the Silver-level topic lists. Students should take Silver 1 first then continue into Silver 2. Silver 2 is not a drill and practice course for Silver 1.
Compare and Choose
Students who take our courses spend LESS TIME, LESS TUITION, and LEARN MORE. All other USACO curriculums that we see involve more lessons and not even cover everything students need to learn. Some sample comparisons:
|Our Silver Curriculum||Silver lessons at Institute A||Silver lessons at Institute K|
|How many sessions (i.e. semesters) in total needed||2 sessions 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||2 hr||2 hr||1 hr|
|Total Number of Lesson Hours||48 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 (we verified the scope of our curriculum directly with the usaco organization)||Not enough||FAR from enough|
*** Classes will be conducted through Zoom ***
Silver 2 Class Dates
Silver 1 Class Dates