When?

This summer, Google CSSI will be held online as a distance learning program. Program participants must be able to commit for 4 weeks Monday-Friday from July 6, 2020, to July 31, 2020.  

Google's Computer Science Summer Institute (CSSI)

For Students Enrolling at Make School this Fall

About CSSI:

Make School is partnering with Google to host Google’s Computer Science Summer Institute Extension Distance Learning program. CSSI is a multi-week online introduction to computer science for graduating high school seniors with a passion for technology - especially students from historically excluded groups in tech. This is a hands-on, project-based program that will help students develop technical and soft skills, increase their confidence, and build a community that will support them throughout their journeys at Make School.

What will I learn?

Curriculum on HTML/CSS, JavaScript, and Python

Team project work culminating in app creation and a presentation to the cohort

Developmental workshops to help students prepare for their time at Make School and beyond

Opportunities to interact with Google employees

Who's Eligible?

  • Must be admitted to Make School for Fall 2020 as a first-year student and intend to enroll full-time
  • Interested in computer science, software engineering, and/or another closely-related subject
  • Be able to commit to the entire 4-week program
  • No computer science or programming experience is required
  • Students are only eligible for CSSI if they will be participating in the virtual program from the U.S. or Canada
  • There is no cost to participate in this program
  • The application for the Google CSSI program will be made available to students after they submit an admissions application and are accepted into Make School


Application Process:

Program participation is limited. Only students who have submitted an admission application to Make School and intend to enroll full-time in the fall are eligible to apply for this program. Once you have been admitted and have indicated intent to enroll, the CSSI application will become accessible in your student application portal. We will start notifying applicants of their acceptance into the Google CSSI program in May. For more information about the Google CSSI-Extension program at Make School, please contact Lisa Tran (Cohort Advisor) at cssi@makeschool.com.