USACO Silver

USACO Silver Part I

Silver level is the first serious step of USACO competition. One must master a variety of algorithms to be able to pass this level. This is why Star League Silver curriculum is twofold: Foundations courses (Part I and Part II) and Problem Solving. Foundations courses teaches the necessary algorithms. Part I is the first in the series.

The class starts by introducing the concept of efficiency and frequently used Data Structures. See the curriculum tab below for other covered topics.

The class is language agnostic. Instructors use pseudo language when necessary to explain programming concepts. However, they are able to help both Java and C++ users when they need help. They also present necessary syntax and language constructs in Both Java and C++ when necessary.

One need not pass the Bronze contest in order to take this course. However, student must have completed Bronze training (Bronze Part I, II, and PS) to take this class by having solved all of the exercises and problems in the Bronze courses.

Each class features lecture teaching the topic of the day and several past USACO problems or related exercise questions. After the presentation of a problem instructor demonstrates how to identify the need to use the content of the day's lecture and steers the students towards an acceptable solution through critical questions and hints. At the end the instructor wraps up the discussion and provides a clear solution that demonstrates the usefulness of the day's topic. Students are expected to implement their solution or the presented solution during the Practice time.

During the Practice hours of the day students will get individual help, such as for debugging, to implement the solutions. They will also be able to ask and get clarification about any challenging concepts they encounter during their coding practice.

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2023 Summer
Mon 3 Jul
Fri 14 Jul
Computer Science Online Camp
10 Daily Meetings. (Mon - Fri )
Jul. 3rd to Jul. 14th
Between 8:00am and 3:00pm
America/Los_Angeles (PDT)
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This Course Features
  • Live Interactive Instruction
  • Highly Experienced Teacher
  • Proven Curriculum for USACO Silver Preparation
  • 60 Hours of Immersive Teaching and Practice
  • Offline Help from Instructors After the Camp
  • Lectures are Recorded and Accessible After the Camp
  • Live Coding Exercises and Implementation Help
  • In Depth Discussion of Solutions
  • Online Instant Scoring for Code Submissions
  • Progress Check with Midterm and Final Exams
  • Minimum One Year Access to Course Materials
  • Hourly Rate is Equivalent to $25.00. Less With Discounts
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Ilshat Safiullin, Ph. D.
+10 Years Teaching Experience
03Built-in Data Structures
04Breadth First Search (BFS)
06Divide and Conquer
08Depth First Search (DFS)
09Flood Fill
0APrefix Sum Array
0BSliding Window and Two Pointers
08:00 am Lecture90 minutes
09:30 am Break15 minutes
09:45 am Practice90 minutes
11:15 am Lunch30 minutes
11:45 am Lecture90 minutes
01:15 pm Break15 minutes
01:30 pm Practice90 minutes
Times shown are in Pacific Time Zone.

The student must have finished Bronze training (Bronze Part I, II, and PS) or past the Bronze contest. AP Computer Science A course is equivalent to Part I and Part II. If a student consistently can fully solve at least two problems at any Bronze contest they can start Silver training with this course and keep practicing for Bronze contest.

You can either take a published contest at the official USACO website ( or take our Placement test here. First you will need to create an account for the student for the respective site. Please contact us if you encounter any difficulty.