38th Annual High School Programming Competition

The Department of Computer Science at the College of Charleston will hold the 38th Annual High School Programming Competition on Friday, February 21, 2020 at Harbor Walk.

The department invites all interested high school teams to register. The competition will be utilizing Python and Java. Participating teams will solve each presented problem and introduce their solution to the supplied problem. A "Syntax-Master" will be provided to answer questions relative to program syntax. 

In order to encourage broad participation, individual schools cannot have more than one team place. 

Please view the 2020 Schedule and Rules PDF for more information.

Competition Details: Programming Environment and Strategies, Sample Problems, 2018 Competition Problems

To register, please fill out the 38th Annual Registration Form 

Additional information: Parking and Harbor Walk

Plan your trip: Hotels, restaurants, and things to do

38th Annual High School Programming Competition Travel Grant

The department is offering a travel grant to help offset the cost of travel to Charleston, SC for the competition:

  • Up to $250 grant
  • Preference will be given to those who are first time attendees and those traveling outside of a 90 mile radius from Charleston, SC
  • Application deadline: Friday, January 17, 2020
    • You will be notified by 5PM Friday, January 31st, via email if you have been awarded the travel grant
  • Funds will be reimbursed within 2-3 weeks following the competition
    • If you do not attend the competition, you will forfeit funds from the travel grant

A special thanks to our sponsors!!!


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***The Department of Mathematics at the College of Charleston will host The Math Meet on Saturday, February 22, 2020.  Separate registration is required. More details will be posted at their website.