High School Programming Competition

Thanks for a great 2024 competition!

Engage in exciting problems at the Mines HSPC!

Registration for this year's competition has closed.

Engage in Exciting Problems

The CS@Mines High School Programming Competition is a competition for high school students to write programs that solve problems.

Our programming competition is modelled after well-known college-level competitions such as ICPC, but we make an inviting set of problems suitable for high school students.

Starting in the 2024 competition, we will have three tracks, in the form of in-person beginner and advanced competitions, and an open to anyone, all difficulty virtual division.

The opening ceremony at the 2024 competition
The closing ceremony at the 2024 competition


Saturday, April 20th, 2024

8:30 AM to 9:00 AM
Registration & Check-In

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Opening Ceremony

10:00 AM to 2:00 PM

11:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Lunch available (at Mines)

2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Closing Ceremony & Awards

3:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Optional Campus Tour

About Us

Mines is a public research university focused on science and engineering, located in Golden, Colorado. HSPC is organized and run by Mines ACM volunteers with funding from CS@Mines.

In the 2024 competition, we were pleased to host:

  • 18 different schools and 37 teams
  • 111 competitors
  • 15 teams consisting of first-time competitors
  • 74 first-time competitors
  • The largest number of problem authors (11)
  • The largest number of problems in a single competition (16)

A picture of the Mines campus.