PS Institute

We’re finding creative ways to encourage you to explore new experiences and career paths through the PS Institute. Browse descriptions below, then use the link to register for any (or all!) opportunities that interest you. All programming is FREE, includes free transportation, and snacks!

You can register at any time, even after the course you’re interested in has started. New Institute certificates will begin in fall of 2021.

Registration Information

Register for any (or all!) of our certificates:

Register Here

Questions? Contact Institute Program Manager James Rone at

Fall 2021 Institute Certificates

Bike Tech Lab Certificate (in partnership with United Bicycle Products’ Break the Cycle program)
for High School students

Mondays, Sept. 27 to Nov. 01, 4:30 – 6:30pm

During each two hour Bicycle Tech Lab, students will learn to maintain their bicycles from a Bike Professor trained by United Bicycle Products’ Break the Cycle program. Students who attend all six sessions will be eligible for the Quality Bicycle Products Mechanics Scholarship and will receive free professional training that will provide opportunities to join the cycling industry.

Financial Literacy Certificate
for High School students

Tuesdays, Sept 28 to Nov 30, 4:30 – 6:30pm

Learn how to manage a personal budget and take a critical look at how financial institutions affect our lives so you can reach your goals and dreams.

Cooking Certificate
for High School students

Wednesdays, Sept 29 to Dec 15, 4:30 – 6:30pm (No class on Oct 20, Nov 24)

Become a better home cook in this class, which will explore moist and dry heat, seasoning, and explore the roots of cooking styles across the world. Great for beginners and more experienced cooks.

Coding Certificate
for High School students

Thursdays, Sept 30 to Dec 16, 4:30 – 6:30pm (No class on Oct 21, Nov 25)

Work with professional programmers to learn the basics of computer coding, including the beginning steps of CoffeeScript, JavaScript, and Python coding languages. Recommended for beginners, but all are welcome.