Hy-Tech Club

Hyland Hy-Tech Club is for students in grades 8-12 who want to learn how to code. After a short application process, students meet each week after school where they learn about new tech concepts and work on projects to present at the end of the semester.

Please note: Applications for the Fall 2023 semester are now closed.

Hy-Tech Club instructor reivewing code with a student on a computer monitor

Fall 2023 Hy-Tech Club at a Glance



Students in grades 8 - 12 who want to learn how to code.


Hy-Tech Club is a free 12-week program that meets on a weekly basis.


In-person at Hyland’s Global HQ in Westlake, Ohio or virtual via Zoom.


Weekly on Tuesdays, September 19 – December 12, 2023


Applications open Thursday, August 24 and are due by Thursday, September 14 at 11:59 p.m. ET.

Hy-Tech Club is the reason why I can code. They teach you so well and make it enjoyable that anyone who wants to learn or gain more knowledge in coding, I recommend them to Hy-Tech Club.

Fall 2023 Class Offerings

All classes will meet either in-person at Hyland’s Headquarters in Westlake, Ohio or virtually via Zoom.
**Once the information below has been read and understood, students may submit an application. Students should only apply if they can commit to weekly meetings. We strongly suggest students look at their schedules before applying to Hy-Tech Club.**

  • Hy-Tech Club will meet weekly on Tuesdays from September 19 – December 12.
    • Important Note: Web 102 will only be held in a virtual only format, while Web 101 and Capstone will be held in a hybrid format.
    • Students who attend in-person at Hyland will meet from 5 - 7:30 p.m. ET. (Dinner will be served for students in-person at Hyland from 5 - 5:30 p.m. ET.)
    • Students who attend virtually will log onto Zoom from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m. ET.

The below course offerings are subject to change based on enrollment for Fall 2023. If there are not enough students to fill a class, the class may be cancelled and students will be notified.


Hybrid Web 101: HTML & CSS

This course covers the basics of web development, introducing static webpages and styles. By the end of the semester, students will be able to create their own webpages using the HTML language to build structure, and the CSS language to add style. Students can attend Hybrid Web 101 in-person or virtually.

Virtual Web 102: Intro to JavaScript

This course covers the JavaScript programming language in depth, and introduces general programming concepts. By the end of the semester, students will be familiar with basic programming, and will be able to use JavaScript to add interactivity to webpages. Students will attend Virtual Web 102 virtually via Zoom.

Hybrid Software Development Capstone

In the capstone course, students will work on one long-term project for the entirety of the semester. There may be some instructor-led lessons scattered throughout the course, but most of the time will be spent working individually or as teams to build software applications. Students can attend Hybrid Software Development Capstone in-person or virtually.

This course will be offered to students that are self-motivated, hard-working and up for the challenge. Should a student wish to apply for Capstone, the Tech Outreach team will consult with the student's former instructors to determine if the student would be a good fit for the course. If an applicant is not a former Hy-Tech Club student, skill assessments may be given to determine if this is the best option for them.

Since I started Hy-Tech Club, I have learned so much about coding. The curriculum is easy to learn from and the instructors are great to work with.

Application Guidelines

When filling out the application, students who have not been in Hy-Tech Club before should answer “no” to the first question. It is important to note that Hy-Tech Club is different from Hy-Tech Camps.

  • Parents and guardians should fill out this application on behalf of students under the age of 18 (or 19 in Alabama or Nebraska). Please be sure to answer questions accurately on behalf of the student.
  • Students will be sent a confirmation that their application has been received (via the e-mail addresses on their application) within 5-7 business days from submitting their application. The semester will start on Tuesday, September 19.
  • Correspondence to applicants will be coming from [email protected]. Please make sure to check your spam folders and add [email protected] to your address book to avoid any missed communication.

**Please note that parents or guardians must submit the online application for children under the age of 13. This website is not intended for used by children under the age of 13.**


Former student options

Former students should have received an e-mail with instructions on which classes they are eligible to take. If you are a former student and you are not sure which class you are being considered for, please e-mail [email protected].

New student options

New students with little to no programming experience will be considered for Web 101, which teaches HTML and CSS.

New students who have programming experience may be considered for Virtual Web 102 or Hybrid Software Development Capstone based on their application and online assessment results.

Required resources for virtual students