Coding camp for young students

Center for Access and Achievement

Center for Access and Achievement

Mission Statement: Maryville University’s Center for Access and Achievement (CA2) partners with high need school districts and nonprofits to help prepare students with the skills and abilities they need to succeed in STEM fields in college and the careers of the future.

Associate professor Steve Coxon, PhD, serves as executive director.

CA2 offers a variety of programs with a common focus to give students the boost they need to thrive, including:

  • Coding Camp for Riverview Gardens students funded by PNC
  • Coding Creators with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater St. Louis
  • Cyber Ready St. Louis to prepare high school students to pursue cyber security programs
  • STEM Sprouts with Ritenour preschoolers funded by Boeing
  • C3 and CREST-M STEM curriculum creating projects with Jennings, Riverview Gardens and Ritenour schools funded by the Monsanto Fund
  • Young Scholars with Ferguson-Florissant to increase gifted program diversity funded by Emerson
  • Maryville Science and Robotics Program, which offers open enrollment courses in all areas of STEM for ages 4 – 16 serving more than 500 students each summer in more than 80 STEM courses on campus. The program supports about 100 scholarships annually.

Programs also support teachers, including the STEM Education Certificate Program to help teachers unleash their students’ full potential.

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During the summer of 2018, thanks to a generous grant from PNC, up to 160 middle and high school students from Riverview Gardens took part in a two-week Coding Camp at Maryville that included iPad app development as well as engaging college life activities ranging from a field day with everything from Zumba and video game competitions to learning about applying for college and how to obtain needed financial aid.


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Contact Us

Steve Coxon
Executive Director of the Center of Access and Achievement
Associate Professor of Education
(314) 529-9567