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Nevada State Pathway

Description
This is the standards-aligned pathway for the state of Nevada.

Outcomes

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World of Computing
Introduction to the Internet
Nevada Computer Science and Applications
Introduction to Computer Science in JavaScript (Golden)
Introduction to Cybersecurity (Vigenere)
AP Computer Science Principles
AP Computer Science A (Nitro)
Course Description
World of Computing: The World of Computing course is an introductory computer science course that introduces the basics of programming with Karel the Dog and allows students to explore what a computer is and how technology has affected their lives. Students will learn to code using blocks to drag and drop, but they can switch between blocks and text as desired. With a unique focus on creativity, problem solving and project based learning, World of Computing gives students the opportunity to explore several important topics of computing using their own ideas and creativity and develop an interest in computer science that will foster further endeavors in the field.
Grade Levels: 5th, 6th
Introduction to the Internet: Introduction to the Internet is an introductory computer science course that introduces the basics of designing a web page and how information and images are represented with computers. Students will create a portfolio on the web to showcase projects they built throughout the course.
Grade Levels: 6th, 7th
Nevada Computer Science and Applications: The Nevada Computer Science & Applications course is approved by the Nevada Board of Education and fully aligned to the Nevada Technology & Computer Science Standards included in the Computer Science and Applications half-credit course required for graduation. In this course, students learn about computer science and computational thinking using Python and HTML to analyze and design solutions to problems using programming skills. Additional topics include algorithms, documentation, security and privacy, communication and collaboration, and data visualization.
Grade Levels: 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th
Introduction to Computer Science in JavaScript (Golden): The CodeHS introduction to computer science curriculum teaches the foundations of computer science and basic programming, with an emphasis on helping students develop logical thinking and problem solving skills. Once students complete the CodeHS Introduction to Computer Science course, they will have learned material equivalent to a semester college introductory course in Computer Science and be able to program in JavaScript.
Grade Levels: 8th, 9th, 10th
Introduction to Cybersecurity (Vigenere): As our world becomes increasingly dependent on technology, cybersecurity is a topic of growing importance. It is crucial that companies and individuals take precautions to protect themselves from the growing threat of cyber attacks. This course prepares students with crucial skills to be responsible citizens in a digital future. Introduction to Cybersecurity is the first online blended K12 cybersecurity course and is designed for students with some exposure to computer science, but there are no specific course prerequisites. Topics included are: foundational cybersecurity topics including digital citizenship and cyber hygiene, the basics of cryptography, software security, networking fundamentals, and basic system administration. This is a one year course designed for high school students.
Grade Levels: 9th, 10th, 11th
AP Computer Science Principles: AP Computer Science Principles introduces students to the foundational concepts of computer science and challenges them to explore how computing and technology can impact the world. With a unique focus on creative problem solving and real-world applications, AP Computer Science Principles prepares students for college and career. This course was last updated summer of 2019.
Grade Levels: 10th, 11th, 12th
AP Computer Science A (Nitro): This course is fully aligned to the College Board AP CS A course standards. Learn the basics of object-oriented programming with a focus on problem solving and algorithm development. Take this course and prepare to ace the AP Java test.
Grade Levels: 11th, 12th