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

Foundations of Quantum Computing
with Google Quantum AI Google Quantum

For High School Students & Above

September 2024 - April 2025

Course created by quantum researchers at:


Taught by
Stanford PhDs



Course Overview

Are you ready to embark on a journey into the future of computing? Join an international cohort of learners for the one-semester Foundations of Quantum Computing, a groundbreaking course offered by The Coding School in partnership with Google AI. Designed to equip learners with the skills and knowledge necessary to lead the charge in quantum computing, this course promises an exhilarating exploration of quantum mechanics, computer science, and cutting-edge technology. To date, The Coding School has helped to prepare over 20,000 students with a practical understanding of quantum computing and its many applications.

Throughout the course, students will delve into the very essence of quantum computing, from grasping the fundamental concepts of quantum mechanics to developing Python coding skills for quantum algorithms and protocols. Through lectures instructed by quantum researchers at leading universities, hands-on labs, and interactive coding exercises, students will not only learn how to harness the power of qubits and quantum gates but also gain a profound understanding of the transformative potential of this revolutionary field. Students will have the unique opportunity to engage with industry experts and delve into ethical discussions surrounding quantum computing. Whether you're intrigued by the mind-bending principles of quantum mechanics or eager to pioneer the future of technology, Foundations of Quantum Computing offers an unparalleled chance to be part of a diverse cohort of forward-thinking individuals from around the globe. Don't miss your chance to be at the forefront of the quantum revolution – enroll now and unlock the secrets of the quantum universe!

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 of completion

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 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 may petition their school to receive high school transcript credit for taking this course.

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. In Semester 1, the course focuses on laying the foundational knowledge and skills necessary for understanding quantum computing. Students explore fundamental concepts such as qubits, quantum gates, and basic quantum algorithms. Through these topics, students strengthen their physics, math, and computer science skills.

  • Foundational topics in quantum mechanics, including qubits, superposition, and entanglement
  • How to code in Cirq, an open-source programming language developed by the Google Quantum AI team for building and exploring quantum programs

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



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


September - December 2024 Orientation & pre-course sessions start Sept 2024





Full and partial scholarships are available


  • 3-4 hours per week commitment
  • Weekly lectures and interactive labs with TA's held live via Zoom
  • Multiple lab time options available to accommodate schedules and timezones

Registration Deadline

  • Registrations are confirmed on a rolling basis.
  • Scholarship application deadline is August 31, 2024

How to Register

To enroll, students are required to complete a short registration form with basic information, pay tuition in full up front, or sign up for a payment plan. If you are unable to afford the cost of tuition, you can request a full or partial scholarship and complete the application from the same form.

Thanks to our partnership with Google's Quantum AI, limited scholarships funds are available to cover the cost of tuition for eligible students that exemplify need and alignment with The Coding School’s mission. Students from traditionally underrepresented backgrounds in STEM are encouraged to apply. The deadline to apply for a scholarship is August 31, 2024. Scholarship awardees will be notified by September 10, 2024.

Completing an application does not guarantee that an applicant will receive a scholarship. Scholarships will be distributed using a lottery system on a rolling basis until the application closes on August 31, 2024. Applicants will be notified by September 10, 2024 at the latest of one of three possible outcomes: scholarship recipient, waitlist, or not selected for a scholarship. If selected, recipients will have 5 business-days to accept their spot and complete associated requirements. If waitlisted, applicants will be contacted if a recipient does not accept their scholarship, or if additional scholarships are funded.


2023 - 2024 Lead Instructors

(2024 - 25 instructors to be announced soon)

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.