USACO Silver

USACO Silver consists of a single course distributed over three terms (Fall, Spring, Summer). Weekly classes must be taken in order (Fall then Spring). Summer Camp is equivalent to both semesters taken together.
Typical Grades
9-10; Preparation takes about one year.
Target Competitions
USACO Silver 
Qualified for USACO Silver or completion of USACO Bronze. 
To qualify for next level (USACO Gold) .
Weekly classes are two semester long courses taken in the Fall and Spring terms. Each course is 12-weeks of 2 hours class time. When both courses are taken, essential curriculum for this level is covered. There are two weeks where students take exams and solutions are reviewed for practice.
Summer Camp is strongly recommended for most students. Exceptionally well prepared students may not need Silver Summer Camp, if they have taken both year round courses.
Winter camp is recommended for advanced students.

This level offers two courses which must be take in order. A general class and a problem solving (PS) class. The general class will consists of lectures as well as basic to medium problems. The PS class will focus on hard problems of the level without lectures and is recommended for advanced students who can consistently solve at least 50% of the problems at this level contests. The topics are as follows:

BitSet, Binary operations & Exhaustive Search
Sorting (Array sort, Class array sort)
Binary Search
Silver Level techniques (FloodFill, RMQ, Prefix Sums)
Data Structures (Stack, Queue, Vector, Set, Map, Priority Queue)
String Algorithms
Greedy Methods
Simulation, Ad-hoc Problems
Depth First Search (DFS)
Breath First Search (BFS)
Intro Graph Theory, Representations, DFS BFS Traversals on Graphs.

Basic Sequence
Take Part 1 in the Fall semester, Part 2 in the Spring semester, and Problem Solving (PS) class at a later academic year.
Recommended Sequence
Take Part 1 in the Fall semester, Part 2 in the Winter Term, and Problem Solving (PS) class in the spring semester.
Accelerated Sequence
Take Part 1 in the Fall semester, Part 2 and Problem Solving class in the Winter Term.
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USACO Silver - Summer 2020
Schedule Monday, 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
Date Jun. 29 - Jul. 11