Fullstack Academy's Campus Reopening Plan: What You Need to Know
Fullstack Academy has been operating remotely since March 4 in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. A lot has changed across the country since then, but we still believe that coding and education have the power to positively transform communities and economies—even when in-person instruction isn't possible.
We've since relaunched our fully online coding bootcamp—Live Online—with both full- and part-time options to suit your schedule and have made our prep programs—Intro to Coding, Bootcamp Prep, Hacking 101, and the Breaking Into Cyber Workbook—free to make coding more accessible.
Even though much is uncertain, right now is the best time to learn new skills and prepare for the next stage of your career, so if you've ever considered software engineering or cybersecurity, we encourage you to apply for our upcoming cohorts.
Watch Co-Founder and Co-CEO Nimit Maru’s video to learn more about what to expect with online learning, job outcomes, and more.
Our Plan to Return to In-Person Learning
Fullstack will continue to keep our community updated, but our current plan for returning to campus has been a collaboration between the cities of New York and Chicago and our leadership team.
As a result, we’re planning to reopen two weeks after Phase 4 of New York City’s plan starts.
Please note that this applies to both our New York and Chicago campuses at the moment. We will continue to monitor Chicago’s reopening plan as more details become clear.
Phase 4 is the phase set for educational institutions. The exact date is not known yet. Each phase is (as we understand it) will last a minimum of two weeks and could last longer if there are outbreaks.
Phase 1 can only begin once the city meets all seven metrics (e.g., decreases in the number of cases, fatalities, and hospitalizations). See the Regional Monitoring Dashboard on the City of New York’s website for more details on how this will work.
The two additional weeks will allow us to implement new campus safety protocols.
As of today, New York City has not met all seven metrics and will not begin the reopening process on May 15, as previously thought.
To learn more, here are a few additional resources:
- Everything We Do and Don’t Know About New York’s Reopening Plan, New York Magazine
- New York Forward Reopening Plan, New York State
- Breakdown of Chicago’s Reopening Plan, NBC
- Breakdown of Illinois’s Reopening Plan, NBC
We hope this update reduces concerns about our return and we appreciate your patience as we await official guidance. We remain committed to a return that is measured and safe for our students and staff.
June 3, 2020 Update
Watch Mark Davis, Managing Director of the Fullstack Cyber Bootcamp, explain a cyber student’s remote experience.