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IMACS Success Spotlight: Jacob Cordeiro

Jacob Cordeiro IMACS Success Spotlight

Congratulations to IMACS graduate Jacob Cordeiro who will attend Harvey Mudd this fall.

Jacob began homeschooling in 3rd grade. Because IMACS focuses on ability level, not age, Jacob was able to enroll in his first online IMACS course as a 4th grader. He went on to complete IMACS’ university-level courses in Computer Science and Logic for Mathematics.

In 8th grade, Jacob was accepted at Stanford Online High School from which he graduated with scores of 35 on the ACT and 5’s on multiple AP exams.

Many teens have a passion for math, computers and gaming, but few can be a voice of expertise. In high school, Jacob spoke at the Games for Change conference and worked as a teaching assistant for AwesomeMath. He also authored three popular books on gaming, including Minecraft for Dummies: Portable Edition, which has been a best seller in the tech book market, at one point reaching #1 in its category on Amazon.com!

Jacob chose Harvey Mudd, where he plans to double-major in Mathematics and Computer Science with an eye toward a career designing educational games.

“IMACS gave me a whole new toolbox for approaching problems and puzzles across many different subjects. I learned how to visualize information and algorithms, and I loved discovering new programming languages like Scheme.”



IMACS Live! is designed to give children a competitive edge by teaching them how to think critically using logic and reasoning. With over 25 years of experience, IMACS offers online after-school, weekend, homeschool, and summer classes for gifted and talented 1st-12th grade students in math enrichment, computer programming, logic puzzles, university-level mathematics, and university-level computer science. Highly experienced IMACS Live! instructors teach all courses via Zoom sessions. Secondary school students unable to attend using Zoom may be eligible for online self-paced courses through Elements of Mathematics: Foundations (EMF) or university-level courses through eIMACS.