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Foundation coding courses

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Applied courses

Do you have coding experience? It’s time to apply it to practical application!

Global community

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ACF, where you build and apply your future NOW...

The ability to leverage technology will be a critical skill in this age of technology.
ACF offers strong foundation building courses, leadership opportunities, startup teams, and research publication opportunities.
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ACF, Top Coding Education Platform

Foundation tech learning programs

ACF courses teach mastery of coding in web development, data science, AI, mobile app development, tinkering with hardware, and other cutting-edge technology. Course content is carefully designed by passionate experts with project-based applications in mind. Each track consists of three levels: Novice, Imagineer, Master. You can choose a track and start learning.

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Startup team class

Have you learned coding and not sure what to do with it? Startup team class is real life applications of the coding skills you develop. You can apply for the startup team class. Create your own solutions with like-minded people!

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Global support community

You will meet industry expert coaches and work with the most motivated and hard-working students. This will be the beginning of life-long friendships with people you can collaborate with on ideas to make the world a better place.
Our values: Think big || Never give up || Stay curious || Help your community || Work in a team || Quality matters

Success Stories

  • Lucidity: Juno Kim(11th), Justin Hou(11th), Tasha Lera(11th): Lucidity project- a web application that aims to make school, home, and work environments more productive to combat internet addiction

  • VobyUs: Benjamin Tang(College Freshman), Minsoo Kim(12th), Jimin Koo(11th), Sunny Kim(11th): VobyUs is building a detachable car dashboard IOT device which aims to reduce preventable vehicle accidents using AI/ML to implement safety features such as drowsiness detection and face-ID login

  • 2021

    Honorable mention(Biological Science and Engineering Category), Juno Kim, 10th grader(The Optimization of Preprocessing Methods in the Diagnosis of Diabetic Retinopathy in Retinal Images through Convolution) Honorable mention(Physical Science and Engineering Category), Julia Kang, 9th grader(Improving Timer Series Stock Price Forecast with LSTM and CNN Machine Learning Models) Honorable mention(Physical Science and Engineering Category), Rrishi Anand, 7th grader(Simulating Self-Driving Cars' Effects on Traffic Congestion)

  • Applicada: Andrew Woo(12th), Cindy Kim(12th), Abigail Kim(11th), David Lee(10th), Jaein Kim(10th): Applicada built an app(StationAlert) for the visually impaired to navigate the Seoul Subway, in South Korea and which offers features that are essential for the visually impaired in the public transport

  • FalconUpInvest: Julia Kang(9th), Andrew Li(12th), Jeffrey Kwan(9th), Enzo Ng(8th): FalconUp Invest is a team working to create an app that is able to predict the future prices of certain stocks using machine learning VobyUs: Benjamin Tang(12th), Minsoo Kim(11th), Jimin Koo(10th), Sunny Kim(10th): VobyUs is building a detachable car dashboard IOT device which aims to reduce preventable vehicle accidents using AI/ML to implement safety features such as drowsiness detection and face-ID login

  • R2H: Tong Miao(12th), Nina Li(10th), Evan Li(9th), Audrey Paleczny(9th): R2H has built an web app that connects users to healthcare resources either by letting them navigate a directory, or by using a computer intelligence model that compiles data from a brief survey

  • Applicada: Andrew Woo(12th), Cindy Kim(12th), Abigail Kim(11th), David Lee(10th), Jaein Kim(10th): Applicada built an app(StationAlert) for the visually impaired to navigate the Seoul Subway, in South Korea and which offers features that are essential for the visually impaired in the public transport Deftsign: Minh Tran(10th), Brian Li(11th), Ava Rathenberg(10th): Deftsign is building a translation glove that converts the user's hand symbols into english through text and sound to help people who have speech impairments communicate in their day to day life. VobyUs: Benjamin Tang(12th), Minsoo Kim(11th), Jimin Koo(10th), Sunny Kim(10th): VobyUs is building a detachable car dashboard IOT device which aims to reduce preventable vehicle accidents using AI/ML to implement safety features such as drowsiness detection and face-ID login R2H: Tong Miao(12th), Nina Li(10th), Evan Li(9th), Audrey Paleczny(9th): R2H has built an web app that connects users to healthcare resources either by letting them navigate a directory, or by using a computer intelligence model that compiles data from a brief survey

  • 2020

    2nd place (physical science and engineering), Minjeong Kim, 9th grader (Detecting Pain in Children with Autism using 68 Points on Facial Expressions)

  • 2nd place (Math and Software), Allen Bryan, 8th grader (Insect Motion Detector Detects Neurodegenerative disease in Drosophila Melanogaster)

  • Deftsign: Minh Tran(9th), Michael Jiang(10th), Brian Li(10th), Ava Rathenberg(9th): A translation glove that converts the user's hand symbols into english through text and sound to help people who have speech impairments communicate in their day to day life.

  • Finalist (37 finalists out of 600 global applicants) under Transforming Education Through Technology category, Amanda Hao(10th), Juno Kim(9th), Justin Hou(9th), Tasha Lera(9th) (Lucidity project- a web application that aims to make school, home, and work environments more productive to combat internet addiction)

  • 2019

    1st place, Albert Hao(11th), Nathen Lee (11th), Grant Cheng(10th), Amanda Hao(9th) - Block distracting websites to increase the focus

  • Western Regional 1st place -1st place, Albert Hao(11th), Nathen Lee (11th), Grant Cheng(10th), Amanda Hao(9th) - Block distracting websites to increase the focus

  • 1st place- 1st place, Albert Hao(11th), Nathen Lee (11th)- Block distracting websites to increase the focus WRO (Smart City) Lego Wedo league 3rd place, US National WRO (Smart City) Junior league 9th place, US National RoboRave California 1st Place

  • Honorable mention for Zeidman Awards- Alan Dongjin Lee(8th) Machine Learning for Distinguishing Benign from Malignant Liver Tumors

  • Alan Dongjin Lee(8th) Machine Learning for Distinguishing Benign from Malignant Liver Tumors

  • 2018

    3rd place, Albert Hao(10th), Nathan Lee(10th), Grant(9th) - Collaboration platform for online freelancers

  • Western Regional 6 finalists, Albert Hao(10th), Nathan Lee(10th), Grant(9th) - Collaboration platform for online freelancers

  • 1st place in plant biology, Justin Hao(7th), Tasha Lera(8th), Growth of Lettuce in an Hydroponic Environment With Different Lighting Patterns

  • 1st place in plant biology, 1st place in plant biology, Justin Hao(7th), Tasha Lera(8th), Growth of Lettuce in an Hydroponic Environment With Different Lighting Patterns

  • 1st place in plant biology, 1st place in plant biology, Justin Hao(7th), Tasha Lera(8th), Growth of Lettuce in an Hydroponic Environment With Different Lighting Patterns

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Testimonials

"This project has been exactly what he needed. It encompasses everything from time management, having fun, teamwork, problem solving, patience, etc etc. All valuable skills for the future!"

Theresa, Parent

"The program provides a comprehensive picture about product development. My son learns how to do market research, how to reach out to potential users, how to write a pitch, and how to present the business plan to investors for fund raising. He has learnt to be flexible. He used to consider himself as a software programmer but now he quite enjoys doing some hardware parts for the project."

Ngan Do, Parent