CodeHS Review! High school sucks. This is a fact. But if it can teach you valuable skills, skills that help you land a sweet career, maybe it’s not so bad. CodeHS tries to make high school a better place by giving educators easy tools for integrating coding classes into their curriculums. Even if your high school days are long behind you, you can still access numerous coding lessons by using the program. However, given CodeHS’ high price and limited free content, you’re better off with Codecademy or Treehouse, our Editors’ Choice picks for coding education services if you’re looking to learn to code outside of the school environment.
Here’s the CodeHS review:
Education for All
CodeHS offers free coding classes for both schools and single users. Schools can enroll students in the first five lessons of more than 60 courses, create assignments, and track student progress without spending taxpayer money. Individuals can only take one introductory class.
That said, the free trial is limited, especially for individual learners who only get one course. You’ll have to pay to get the thousands of hours of material that Free Code Camp offers for nothing. Also, CodeHS’ courses are laid out in such a way that it is not obvious which lessons are behind the paywall. Creating assignments may be free, but educators who want to create due dates for those assignments, and activate cheat detection for quizzes, need to pay. If you’re hoping for in-depth, free education, you’ll find it disappointing to discover that so many enticing classes are beyond reach. Codecademy, our Editors’ Choice pick for free coding services, balances free and paid content much better.
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