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C604 - USACO Intro - Sun


​Class Description

C604 - USACO Intro

Dates: September - January
Time: Sunday 11:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Needham Classroom
Grades: 7-10/9+


Tool: Python/C++

Course Description:

In this course, you’ll learn fundamental concepts, improve your coding skills, and tackle a variety of interesting problems. Whether you’re a beginner or looking to solidify your understanding, this division is a great starting point.

Key Topics Covered

• Basic Algorithms: Dive into essential algorithms such as sorting, searching, and basic data structures (arrays, lists, etc.).
• Greedy Algorithms: Learn how to make optimal choices at each step to maximize overall gain.
• Simulation Problems: Practice modeling real-world scenarios using code.
• Graph Theory: Explore graph algorithms like breadth-first search (BFS) and depth-first search (DFS).
• Dynamic Programming: Understand the concept of memorization and solve problems efficiently.
• Mathematics: Brush up on number theory, modular arithmetic, and combinatorics.

Course Structure

• Lectures: Engage in interactive lectures covering theory, examples, and problem-solving techniques.
• Practice Sessions: Work on a wide range of problems to reinforce your understanding.
• Contests: Participate in mock contests to simulate the actual USACO experience.


By the end of this course, you’ll be able to:
• Solve Bronze-level USACO problems confidently.
• Understand common algorithms and their applications.
• Approach new problems systematically.

Start Date
End Date
Sep 8 2024
Jan 5 2025

​Classroom Location

10 Kearney Rd unit 152, Needham Heights, MA 02494, USA

Please notice our total sessions include the holiday, those holidays below we will have no classes.

Holiday Schedule:

  • Thanksgiving: 2024, Week 48 (November 25 - December 1)

  • Christmas: 2024, Week 52 (December 23 - December 29)

  • Easter: 2025, Week 16 (April 20, Sunday)

  • New Year's Day: 2025, Week 1 (January 1, Wednesday)

  • Chinese New Year: 2025, Week 5 (February 1, Saturday)

Massachusetts Public School February and April Breaks:

  • February Break: 2025, Week 8 (February 17 - February 23)

  • April Break: 2025, Week 17 (April 21 - April 27)

Upcoming Sessions

Sun Sep 8 2024
15:00 90min
Sun Sep 15 2024
15:00 90min
Sun Sep 22 2024
15:00 90min

Cancellation Policy

Refund Policy

Full refund 7 days before the class starts
Pro-rated refund after the class starts
No refund after the 3rd lesson.

Switch time/class may be available after the class starts. Please contact us.

By enrolling in this class, the student agrees to Vinci STEAM Educations class rules and agreements. Please check the detailed Rules and Agreements by clicking the following link.

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