Mr. & Ms. Cipher

Mr. & Ms. Cipher is a summer enrichment program focused on encouraging young males and females to explore the Computer Science field through interactive exploratory modules covering basic coding and robotics.

Ms. Cipher serves as an introduction to computer programing and prepares participants for MESA the following year. If you have already attended Ms. Cipher, please apply for MESA.

Mr. Cipher students will have the opportunity of being guided by a mentor while learning the curriculum.

What you will learn?

You will focus on visually-based and object-oriented learning. 

  • Create 3-D games,
  • Use storytelling as you code,
  • Build games,
  • and build small robots

What tools will you use?

Participants will get an introduction to computer programming. The tools we will have available are listed below.

  • Scratch Visual Language
  • 3D Alice Computer Software
  • Ozoblockly (color and visual programming)
  • Raspberry Pi

Program Information

Dates: July 24 - July 27, 2023
Monday – Thursday
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM




Mr. & Ms. Cipher will be held at St. Philip's College, 1801 Martin Luther King Dr.

Ms. Cipher Apply Now!

Mr. Cipher Apply Now!


Email us at or call (210) 486-7125


Contact Information

Administrative Program Specialist:
Katherine De Leon Morua
SWC Industrial Technology Center (ITC) (Building 1), Room C-153H
Administrative Assistant:
Stacie Coy-Mahula
SWC Industrial Technology Center (ITC) (Building 1), Room C-153A