The Center for Educational Excellence in Alternative Setting (CEEAS) has opened registration for its fall initiative, Start from Scratch. The initiative begins with a two-day writing exercise. Students will write a script responding to a prompt exploring the theme of transformation from a personal perspective. The curriculum then transitions to instruction with the programming tool, Scratch. Scratch is a free downloadable programming tool that can be used to create animations and games. Scratch supports basic to advanced programming and requires no prior programming experience. Students will then have five days to convert their script to an animation using the Scratch skills they learned. The initiative will culminate with a nationwide competition.