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Introduction to
Data Science

Business & Entrepreneurship

Learn to innovate and create new solutions.

Data Science

Learn to solve problems and create value with data.


Never stop learning. We'll give you a solid foundation but you must keep going.
Welcome to the Data Science course for High School learners.
This is an online course and you will be required to log in to complete assignments. You may save the Fireside Analytics website as a favorite and make a note of your registration information.

You may get in touch with the course administrators at any time by emailing We value your feedback and any opportunity to update content or to correct a typo is welcome.
Have fun and good luck!

Why Data Science for High School?

  • In an increasingly digital world, employers in arts, science and business fields are looking for candidates with data science skills.
  • The IDC4U Data Science course puts learners on the pathway toward careers in data science where the growing demand for these skills is greater than supply.
  • We need a uniquely skilled workforce to process and analyze all this data into information we can use.
  • Data jobs are one of the fastest growing areas of employment and average salaries for experienced data scientists can range from ~USD $70,000 to $150 000 per year.
  • The next generation is growing up in a drastically different world to previous generations, we must adapt our education model to explore emerging fields.
  • There is an explosion of data from the internet, social media, cloud computing, mobile phones and other connected devices
This course uses real-life case studies to combine 3 disciplines: Business Studies, Computer Programming, and Statistics to teach lucrative data science skills.

Live tutors to assist with technical queries and supplementary materials are available for free at IBM’s

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Meet the Course Director

Shingai Manjengwa

Shingai is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Fireside Analytics Inc., a data science education solutions company. Fireside Analytics develops customized programs that teach digital and AI literacy, data science, data privacy, and computer programming and clients include corporates, governments, non-profits, higher education institutions, and high schools. Data science courses by Fireside Analytics have over 480,000 registered learners on platforms like IBM’s and Coursera.
Patrick Jones - Course author