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WHAT IS CHEERY ROBOT ACADEMY?

Cheery Robot Academy is not your typical education space. We are a premium-branded after-school program that teaches kids & teens to code with an outcome based curriculum. As we teach computer science and technology, we equip minds with the skills to think critically, solve problems logically and imagine endless possibilities. We are moving past old school teaching methods and are committed to offering the best learning experience for computer science. Serving as an educational incubator, we allow enthusiasts the time and opportunity to design and develop their best ideas into viable solutions.

We don’t replace schools; we offer an advanced computer science and coding experience to kids and teens in a fun, engaging and memorable way.

WHAT IS OUR PHILOSOPHY?​

As a coding and computer science academy, we’re built a little differently than some folks might think. We’ve found that students are all different! Some learn faster, some learn slower. Some want web, some want games, others still want algorithms or specific languages. So our core philosophy is based on that – all students learn differently, so let’s teach them differently.

Rather than using a static one-size-fits-all curriculum, our core program uses an immersion and mentoring approach in a super-small student to teacher ratio (typically 4:1). This allows our instructors to personalize and customize based on the students, making for a much more engaging experience. Instead of linear learning of concepts from a curriculum, we immerse the students in coding by building stuff and then building more stuff!

HOW MUCH TIME DOES A STUDENT SPEND IN CLASS PER MONTH?

This varies depending on the course, class, camp, level, age, etc. On average, students spend between 4 and 8 hours per month in class. Please contact us to get more details.

WHAT SETS CHEERY ROBOT ACADEMY APART FROM OTHER CODING OR STEAM PROGRAMS?

Our curriculum! Our unique proprietary and outcome based curriculum is structured and designed by experts in the fields of computer science and education to give students the tools they need to succeed in the language of the future. ​ Learn More

Our instructors! With loads of: experience, skills, knowledge and love for teaching. Learn More

Technology! The technology we use to teach is not only state-of-the-art but also loads of fun.

Mentoring! We do more than teach, we mentor our students to become the best they can be.

We Are Agile! We create a co-working environment while using AGILE teaching/learning methodology (ATLM), which is an approach of delivering projects in an organized incremental process while solutions evolve through the collaboration of small groups. This practice emerged from the field of computer science and software development itself.

Small Classes! We keep our classes small so that students can get the necessary support and attention they require.

WHAT REAL-WORLD SKILLS ​ARE TAUGHT AT CHEERY ROBOT ACADEMY?

1. Problem solving

2. Critical thinking

3. Analytical thinking

4. Algorithmic thinking

5. Mathematical thinking

6. Team building

7. Collaboration skills

8. Project management

9. Logical reasoning

10. Communication

11. Creativity

12. Creative thinking

13. Entrepreneurship

HOW MUCH DOES CHEERY ROBOT ACADEMY COST?

Our rates are market related compared to other after-school programs and at Cheery Robot Academy you do not sign long term contracts, our fees are month to month. We want you at Cheery Robot Academy because you want to be here not because you have to be, please contact us for more information.

WHY SHOULD MY CHILD ​LEARN TO CODE?

Coding has been called "the literacy of the 21st century” for good reason. Just like math, science, and literature, coding is a key aspect of understanding our technologically advanced world. There’s a huge need for a generation that not only understands technology, but how it works. Regardless of whether your child one day pursue a career in coding, Cheery Robot Academy teaches them confidence, logic, resourcefulness, and problem solving skills that will serve them for the rest of their lives.

Once students learn how to code, the world is their oyster. There are limitless projects that can be completed using code; it all comes down to the student’s imagination and creativity. In our own coding courses, we promote an “outside the box” approach when it comes to innovation and brainstorming. A coding course can teach students to expand their minds and come up with new ways to problem-solve that they have never considered before.

MY KIDS ALREADY HAVE COMPUTER CLASSES AT SCHOOL. WHY DO THEY NEED CHEERY ROBOT ACADEMY?

It’s great that schools offer computer education, but they are often under-resourced and are unable to offer the sophisticated ongoing coding curriculum that kids & teens need. Parents who want their children to get ahead and learn coding are turning to Cheery Robot Academy.

We offer an advanced computer science and coding experience for kids and teens in a fun, engaging and memorable way and our methodology was designed to be compatible with and complimentary to everything students learn in school.

MY KIDS ARE ALREADY ON THE COMPUTER ALL THE TIME AT HOME. WHY SHOULD I ENROLL THEM AT CHEERY ROBOT ACADEMY?

Many kids already spend hours playing computer games. What if that screen time could be put to better use? At Cheery Robot Academy, kids play video games while gaining a valuable skill – learning to code. The best part is that kids don’t even realize they are learning. Cheery Robot Academy feels like play and not school.

And we create a co-working environment while using AGILE teaching/learning methodology (ATLM), which is an approach of delivering projects in an organized incremental process while solutions evolve through the collaboration of small groups. This practice emerged from the field of computer science and software development itself.

WHAT’S IN THE CHEERY ROBOT ACADEMY CURRICULUM?

Our curriculum is outcome based meaning student’s progress through levels and must achieve certain milestones before moving to the next level, learn more.

WHAT IS COLLABORATIVE LEARNING?

Collaborative learning is a method of teaching and learning in which student’s team together to explore a significant question or create a meaningful project.

In small groups, students can share strengths and also develop their weaker skills. They develop their interpersonal skills. They learn to deal with conflict. When cooperative groups are guided by clear objectives, students engage in numerous activities that improve their understanding of subjects explored.

HOW DO I KNOW HOW MY CHILD IS PROGRESSING?

Instructors send status reports via email to provide updates on each individual student’s progress.

WHAT IS THE MINIMUM AGE FOR ONLINE COURSES?

We teach kids and teens aged 8 to 18.

DO I NEED TO PURCHASE SPECIAL EQUIPMENT FOR THE COURSES?

​All you need is a working computer with an internet connection and you’re set. We work with Windows and Mac operating systems.

CAN MY CHILD’S INSTRUCTOR WRITE A LETTER OF RECOMMENDATION FOR THEM?

Our instructors are happy to write letters of recommendation for students and share their experience working with the student. Sometimes students need these letters for various programs and we love to help. For any request, please email support@cheeryrobot.co.za, and our team will convey your request to the instructor.

HOW DO CHEERY ROBOT ACADEMY COURSES PREPARE MY CHILD FOR UNIVERSITY AND FUTURE CAREERS?

Many students report that coding before university gave them a huge confidence boost when starting university, because they had already learned and practiced the material in introductory-level courses. It is common for students to shy away from majoring in computer science if they do not have previous programming experience because of how fast the courses are, but students with previous exposure already feel confident and prepared. Majoring in Computer Science or STEM can heavily impact future student earnings as well.

By helping students prepare and building their confidence and resilience early, we can help them succeed for years to come.

Our Mission at Cheery Robot Academy

​</> Create a high-quality, continuous curriculum that lets students grow and learn, no matter where they start.

</> Enable students to learn by coding. They aren't aware they're learning - just having fun.

</> Provide a space where students gain confidence in coding, math, logic, and problem solving.

​</> Let students learn in a social setting with like-minded peers.

</> ​Offer an easy-to-follow system, with support and encouragement from instructors and fellow students.

​</> Your child will ALWAYS enjoy their experience at Cheery Robot Academy.

Our Programs Are For Kids and Teens Age 8 To 18 That Wants To Learn Computer Science and Coding From Scratch or Expand and Extend On Existing Skills.

Cheery Robot Academy Game Development

GAME DEVELOPMENT

Cheery Robot Academy APP Creation

APP CREATION

Cheery Robot Academy Web Development

WEB DEVELOPMENT

Cheery Robot Academy AI and Machine Learning

MACHINE LEARNING

Cheery Robot Academy Data Science

DATA SCIENCE

Cheery Robot Academy Animation

ANIMATION

Cheery Robot Academy Computer Science

COMPUTER SCIENCE

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WHY IS CHEERY ROBOT ACADEMY THE BEST OPTION FOR MY CHILD?

We offer an advanced coding and computer science program for kids and teens that expand and extend on what is taught in school and will bring students from introductory to Olympiad level, guided by instructors from top universities. Developed by computer scientists, our program develops bright minds ages 8-18 using our unique outcome based curriculum and digital tools. Students follow our structured course sequence to accelerate their learning.

Our personalized instruction guarantees that students get the attention they need to truly flourish at their own pace. Because instructors get to know their students’ weaknesses and strengths, our instructors are able to hone in on how a student is performing. If your child is struggling with certain concepts, we will slow down in the curriculum to help your child overcome current coding challenges, and if your child is picking up concepts very quickly, we will speed up in the curriculum and increase project difficulties so that students are able to take a deeper dive into fundamentals they grasp naturally.

Our instructors will keep your kids interested, enthusiastic and engaged while holding them accountable to reach their full potential and they will help them to build resilience and grit alongside their technical skills.

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We Have a Unique Outcome Based Curriculum with Real Coding Projects and Challenges That Was Developed By Computer Scientists.







Our Instructors Are Selected From Top-Tier Universities and They Serve As Mentors to Their Students throughout Their Computer Science Education.