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Coding Clubs

Computer Science for Grades 3-5 and 6-8

Throughout the Clubs, members will:

  • Learn to see themselves as computer scientists.
  • Gain exposure to project management and problem-solving techniques.
  • Learn in a safe and supportive environment of peers and role models.
  • Learn the foundational computer science concepts that form the basis for all programming languages.

Each meeting will include fun, interactive activities. North Dakota’s Gateway to Science incorporates the Girls Who Code curriculum for grades 3-8 coding clubs.

There is no cost to participate in NDGTS Coding Club, but registration is required. Please complete the form below to register for the Fall 2023 session.


Fall 2023 Coding Club Session
September 14
September 21
September 28
October 5
October 12

Grades 3-5 – Session Full

If your child is interested in attending, please contact Arin at to be added to the waitlist – there may be some changes as the club start date approaches.  Complete unplugged or plugged challenges in Scratch after reading each chapter in the Girls Who Code non-fiction book, Learn to Code and Change the World, or fiction book, the Friendship Code.

NDGTS Coding Club for grades 3-5 meets Thursdays from 4:00 to 5:15 pm at Gateway to Science.

Grades 6-8 – NDGTS Coding Club

Learn a variety of programming languages, including Scratch, Swift, Python, and JavaScript. Girls Who Code Projects offer a range of difficulty for beginner programmers who have little to no experience programming to more advanced learners who will engage in more advanced topics like data structures.

Coding Club for grades 6-8 meets Thursday from 3:45 to 5:00 pm at Horizon Middle School.

Contact Arin via email at with questions or call the North Dakota’s Gateway to Science office at 701-258-1975.

Coding Club Registration 2023-24

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Student Name*
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As a participant in North Dakota's Gateway to Science programs students will: Respect themselves, others, the facility and equipment - Be active participants - Listen to all ND's Gateway to Science staff as well as other partners of the facility - Control their behavior and use appropriate language - Follow program rules and schedule to the best of their ability - Violence or the threat of violence will not be tolerated and will result in the immediate removal from the program - Appropriate disciplinary action will take place if expectations are not followed, including the removal of the child from the program - Should a child be removed from a ND's Gateway to Science program there will be no refund - Extreme behavior can affect future registration in ND's Gateway to Science programming.*
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