Program Information

GAME-U is a unique program designed by game industry professionals that teaches students of all abilities how to design and build their own video games. Students will learn game design, coding and robotics with our STEM-based curriculum.

Our curriculum is taught using project-based learning techniques, which ensures that students are learning the skills necessary for a career path. As part of their game development training, students learn the fundamentals of coding, using different languages such as C#, Javascript and C++.

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Accelerate Program Goals

Teach STEAM Concepts

Students are introduced to Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, & Math concepts to help learn how to solve challenges and make their own projects become a reality.

Critical Thinking

Students are taught the basics of computer programming helping them improve their problem solving skills. They learn to identify and implement their program’s key features, test and evaluate performance, then fix any issues. These same skills can be applied to a wide range of areas helping them make decisions in every day life.

Vocational Training

Students work towards developing skills such as coding, 3D modeling, and game design that are applicable to a career interest. The education from Game-U increases the skill-set needed to obtain competitive employment.

Improve Motor Skills

Robotics and computer use can increase dexterity and fine motor skills which boost student safety in and out of the home.

Community Inclusion

Promote community inclusion by educating all populations and promoting
peer-based learning.


Curriculum

Our curriculum is taught using project-based learning techniques, which ensures that students are learning the skills necessary for a career path. As part of their game development training, students learn the fundamentals of coding, using different languages such as C# and Javascript.

Technology

Students gain access to some of the latest tools/hardware for use in making their games and products, such as Unity, Unreal Engine, Oculus Rift, 3d Printers, and Mindstorms EV3 robotics kits.

Lessons and Billing

Classes are scheduled during the day and most of our students take between 2-6 hours of lessons per week. All billing is handled by your support coordinator. Please talk with them if you are interested in enrolling in Game-U as part of your self-waiver program.

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Locations

New Jersey

Mt. Laurel, NJ
204 Ark Rd., Suite 104F
Mt. Laurel, NJ 08054
Red Bank, NJ
125 Half Mile Road, Suite 267
Red Bank, NJ 07701
Piscataway, NJ
51 Cragwood Rd., Suite 304
South Plainfield, NJ 07080
Morristown, NJ
7 MacCulloch Ave., 3rd floor
Morristown, NJ 07960
Montclair, NJ
28 Valley Rd.
Montclair, NJ 07042
Hamilton, NJ
3525 Quakerbridge Rd.
Suite 3300
Hamilton Township, NJ 08619
Flemington, NJ
160 Main St.
Flemington, NJ 08822
Fair Lawn, NJ
21-10 Saddle River Rd.
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410

New York

Scotia, NY
52 Market St.
Scotia, NY 12302
Brooklyn, NY
195 Montague St., 14th Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11201
Bohemia, NY
80 Orville Dr., Suite 200
Bohemia, NY 11716
Lynbrook, NY
273 Broadway
Lynbrook, NY 11563
Hicksville, NY
535 S. Broadway,
Suite 209
Hicksville, NY 11801
Manhattan, NY
315 W. 36th St., 7th Floor
New York, NY 10018
Staten Island, NY
4442 Arthur Kill Rd.
Staten Island, NY 10309

Ohio

Dublin, OH
7533 Sawmill Rd.
Dublin, OH 43016

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What ages do we work with?

    Our curriculum can be customized to meet the needs of students ages 6 and up.

  • Do we take state Medicaid funding?

    Yes! We are set up in NY and NJ to work with students enrolled in their states’ Self-Direction Medicaid waiver. We do direct billing so families are not required to pay any money out of pocket.

  • Are there weekend hours?

    We strive to be open 7 days a week in most locations. Contact us so we can go over the available hours in the location closest to you.

  • Is it an all-day program?

    No. Our program is hourly and most students attend 1-4 hours a few times a week. Hours per week depends on your budget and the student’s ability to stay engaged and on-task.

  • Are your instructors trained in special education?

    Our instructors are all experts in games development. Though they are not trained special educators, we do provide monthly workshops and support to help work with a neurodiverse community.

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