Join the #1 Quantum Course taken by 20,000+ students from around the world

Introduction to Quantum Computing
with Google Quantum AI Google Quantum

For High School Students & Above

Course created by quantum researchers at:


Taught by
Stanford PhDs



Course Overview

Quantum computing has the potential to change the world, and we want to make sure you're prepared. Taught by quantum researchers at Stanford University, this award-winning course offers students an accessible, yet challenging, introduction to the field of quantum computing, covering topics on quantum mechanics, quantum information and computation, and quantum hardware. Through guest lectures and talks, students will also have the chance to learn from quantum experts in industry and academia, as well as join a global cohort of future quantum leaders.

Students have the option of participating in the first semester or two-semesters . Semester 1 will cover the Fundamentals of Quantum Computing. Semester 2 will cover Applications of Quantum Computing, going into Quantum Finance, Quantum Chemistry, and more.

1 Semester Course

September - December 2024


Academic-Year Course

Sept 2024 - April 2025

After taking this course...


of students would recommend the course to a friend or classmate.


of students are more likely to take additional courses in quantum information science and engineering (QISE).


of students are interested in pursuing a career in QISE-related field.

Whether you want to be a politician, public health researcher, or quantum engineer, everyone will need to have a foundational understanding of quantum computing. That's why we're committed to making the course as accessible as possible and do not require prior quantum or programming experience.

The course consists of three weekly components:


Hands-on Lab


Additionally, office hours and homework review sessions, as well as guest talks and lab tours, will be held.

Upon completion of the course, students will be presented with a certificate signed by Qubit by Qubit and Google Quantum AI

This course is open to high school students and educators , university students , and members of the workforce .

High School Benefits

While this course is open to high school students and above, 9th - 12th graders have the opportunity to be among the first high school students in the world to develop skills in quantum computing -
the technology of the future!

Additional Benefits

Our goal is to help students understand more about this fascinating field and be at the forefront of this technology, so they are prepared for the future of work and positioned in the most positive way possible for college and beyond.

  • Meet with industry leaders and quantum experts who are shaping the field of quantum
  • Be among the first high school students in the world to learn quantum computing
  • Alumni opportunities for internships and quantum research
  • Increase college competitiveness
  • Earn high school transcript credit

Earn high school credit while learning quantum computing!

This course is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) and approved by the University of California A-G as a college preparatory course. Students from more than 150 high schools in the U.S. received credit last year for completing the course and you can too with your school's approval. To see if you can receive credit, please email us, and we will send more information.

What Students Learn

With over 20,000 alumni of this course, we've developed the most accessible, comprehensive, and in-depth introductory course on quantum computing for high school students and above. By taking this course, students develop foundational skills in quantum mechanics, quantum information and computation, and quantum algorithms and protocols. Through these topics, students strengthen their physics, math, and computer science skills, and even will have a chance to code on a real quantum computer. At the end of the course, students will work on a capstone project to apply what they've learned in the course and delve deeper into a topic of their choosing.

  • Foundational topics in quantum mechanics, including qubits, superposition, and entanglement
  • Math for quantum computing, including basic linear algebra so students can calculate the probabilistic outcomes of their quantum circuits
  • How to code in Cirq, Stim and Qualtran, open-source programming languages developed by the Google Quantum AI team for building and exploring quantum programs.
  • Quantum algorithms and protocols, including implementing quantum key distribution (QKD) and Grover's algorithm, as well as running a Variational Quantum Eigensolver (VQE) to simulate a molecule

We're on a mission to ensure the future quantum workforce is diverse and inclusive.

Thanks to our partnership with Google's Quantum AI, full and partial scholarships are available for accepted students with financial need. High school students and early undergraduates will be prioritized. Students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds in STEM are encouraged to apply.



  • Incoming 9 - 12th graders and gap year students
  • College students
  • Members of the workforce


September 2024 - April 2025
Orientation & pre-course sessions start Sept 24.


The only prerequisite is that students have taken a geometry class. No prior STEM experience or quantum knowledge is required or expected.


2024-25 tuition announced soon


Full and partial scholarships available for students with financial need. Traditionally underrepresented students in STEM are encouraged to apply.


  • Take 1 or 2 semesters of the course
  • 3-4 hours per week commitment
  • Weekly lectures (Sundays 12:30-2pm EST) and interactive labs with TA's held live via Zoom
  • Multiple lab time options available to accommodate schedules and timezones

Registration Deadline


How to Register

To register, students are required to complete a short registration form with basic information, submit a 150-word Statement of Interest (SOI), pay the tuition or sign up for monthly payments. If you are unable to pay for tuition, please register & APPLY for a SCHOLARSHIP . Thanks to our sponsorship from Google Quantum AI, all accepted students with financial need will receive funding for the course. We care about enthusiasm and passion, not prior STEM experience, so submit your application ASAP! More details can be found on the registration form.

2024-25 Interest Form

Lead Instructors

Dr. Connie Hsueh

Dr. Connie Hsueh

(she/her) is a Congressional Science Fellow with the American Institute of Physics. She completed her PhD in Applied Physics at Stanford in 2023 with a research focus on semiconductor physics and nanoscience. She also holds advanced degrees in Physics from Caltech (B.S.) and University of Cambridge (MPhil). Outside of quantum technology, she is interested in science policy, scientific ethics, traveling, and water polo.

Dr. Derrick Boone Jr.

Dr. Derrick Boone Jr.

(he/him) has a varied career journey to date including: military service, physics research, consulting, and work at a biotech startup. He holds degrees in Physics from MIT (B.S.), Johns Hopkins University (M.S.), and Stanford University (PhD). Today, he teaches mathematics full-time at an all-girls high school in California. He is excited to help train the next generation of technology leaders.

Our Sponsor

Google Quantum

We are grateful for the support of Google Quantum AI who is helping ensure quantum education is accessible to all students—regardless of socioeconomic background.

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