JavaScript Coding & Game Design (Middle School Edition)

  • Price: Starting at $999
  • Age: Ages 11-14
  • Skill Level: Beginner-Advanced
  • Format: Summer Online Teen Academies | Small-Group, Online
  • Duration: Two-week program, 2-hour lesson per day

About This Course

JavaScript is the backbone of the internet, used in 95% of all websites worldwide! With this powerful programming language, you can learn coding fundamentals, build engaging, interactive games, and lay a foundation to pursue an incredible number of career paths! 

In this academy, you’ll start by exploring coding and game design with JavaScript and HTML in p5. Then, you’ll build projects with custom graphics and code-driven game mechanics. Interactive applications are just the start—JavaScript has immense support and many libraries to expand its functionality.

After getting started, you’ll soon understand how your code comes together with advanced content and algorithms. When you stick with JavaScript, you can advance your techniques and implement them into future projects, from developing games in engines like RPG Maker and Unity to designing websites with human-centric UX/UI.

By learning JavaScript, you’ll gain a deeper understanding of the code, design, and technologies that keep our modern world running. Start developing a coding portfolio that will be relevant for years to come!

Topics Covered

  • Learn the fundamentals of JavaScript coding
  • Apply computational thinking to develop your own programs
  • Design game mechanics and custom graphics
  • Explore game design principles by implementing obstacles, enemies, and a variable score

Course Format

This course is part of an intensive two-week summer program held online for two hours each day, Monday through Friday. Your child will learn and collaborate with a small group of other students in assignment-driven workshop courses led by experienced instructors. Office hours are included for further help and personalized guidance. Learn more below.

Sample Schedule

Here’s a sample of what two weeks in this course could look like. Keep in mind students will progress at varying paces, and this is meant to serve as an outline of key materials and the overall experience. 

You’ll begin by covering the basics of JavaScript coding through various exercises, starting with variables, functions, loops, and arrays. From there, you’ll learn the fundamentals of game design by planning out the mechanics, scope, objectives, and rules for your final project. Finally, you’ll explore the tools for making pixel art assets. Close out the first half of this course with a solid understanding of JavaScript coding concepts, a game design document, and a collection of art assets for your own game!

Building on your knowledge from earlier sessions, you’ll begin developing a customized JavaScript game. Hone your skills to create interactive user functionalities such as player movements, animated obstacles, collisions, and shooting projectiles. Finish out strong with a completed top-down shooter game that shows off your advanced coding and computational thinking abilities.

Portfolio-Boosting Certificate

Upon successful completion of this program, iD Tech grants a certificate of completion to participants. This program is graded as a pass or fail; students must earn a pass on their final submitted project to obtain the certificate of completion.

  • Certificate recognizing your skills and success

  • Skills that can help secure internships and potential jobs

  • Portfolio to share with colleges and future employers

  • Designated office hours for additional help and advice

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Created in partnership with the most prestigious universities, companies, and organizations, our Online Academies are designed to give students a competitive edge for dream careers in fields like coding, game dev, UX design, AI, business, and leadership.

Over the course of the two-week program, your child will jump online and dive into an exclusive curriculum, build specialized skills, network with friends and mentors who share their passions, and earn official certification that stands out to admissions officers.

Yes, this course is designed for beginner to advanced students. Our small class size ensures that each student receives individual attention and has the freedom to learn at their own pace.

Coders, including web developers, can earn 40% more than the average for college graduates. (Source: Additionally, careers in web development and digital interface design are projected to grow two times faster than all other occupations. (Source: Bureau of Labour Statistics)

This program is ideal for college-bound STEM enthusiasts planning to study coding or web development and students looking to boost their portfolios with a certificate. Students aspiring to intern in fields like software development, engineering, QA, and IT, as well as coders who would like to build a new, in-demand skill set are also ideal candidates for this program.

In order for your child to participate, they will need a Mac or Windows computer, webcam, and stable internet connection with access to Zoom video conferencing. Curriculum will be delivered through Game Plan, our proprietary learning management system. 

Upon successful completion of this program, iD Tech grants a certificate of completion to participants. This program is graded as a pass or fail; students must earn a pass on their final submitted project to obtain the certificate of completion. Your digital certificate will be emailed to you, at no additional cost, in the name you used when registering for the program. All certificate images are for illustrative purposes only and may be subject to change at the discretion of iD Tech.

This course is taught by live iD Tech instructors who specialize in JavaScript, recruited from top universities like Stanford, Caltech, NYU, and Carnegie Mellon.

With other online options including one-hour private lessons and weeklong virtual camps, there is a program that fits your teen's interest, skill level, goals, and importantly, schedule. Learn more.

Our Program Specialists are here to provide you with the best experience. Looking for a personalized course recommendation? Need help signing up? We’ve got you covered. Call us at 1-888-709-8324 or email

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