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Hawaii State Pathway

Description
This is the standards-aligned pathway for the state of Hawaii. This pathway is aligned to the Computer Science Teachers Association standards framework that Hawaii adopted for K-12 computer science.

Outcomes
Hawaii adopted CSTA's K-12 Computer Science Standards. The CSTA K–12 Computer Science Standards, released in 2017, delineate a core set of learning objectives designed to provide the foundation for a complete computer science curriculum and its implementation at the K–12 level. To this end, the CSTA Standards: 1. Introduce the fundamental concepts of computer science to all students, beginning at the elementary school level. 2. Present computer science at the secondary school level in a way that can fulfill a computer science, math, or science graduation credit. 3. Encourage schools to offer additional secondary-level computer science courses that will allow interested students to study facets of computer science in more depth and prepare them for entry into the workforce or college. 4. Increase the availability of rigorous computer science for all students, especially those who are members of underrepresented groups.

6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th
Hawaii EXS0100 Intro to Computer Science A
Hawaii EXS0110 Intro to Computer Science B
Hawaii EXS1300 Intro to Computer Science
AP Computer Science Principles
Hawaii Course 3B
AP Computer Science A (Nitro)
Course Description
Hawaii EXS0100 Intro to Computer Science A: This course introduces the basics of programming, web design, internet safety, and how information is represented digitally and sent over the Internet. Students learn to code with Tracy the Turtle, use the design process to create a website, and explore the impacts of internet-based innovations.
Grade Levels: 6th, 7th
Hawaii EXS0110 Intro to Computer Science B: The Hawaii EXS0100 Intro to Computer Science A and EXS0110 Intro to Computer Science B courses are aligned to the CSTA 2 standards Hawaii has adopted. This course introduces the basics of web design, internet safety, and how information is represented digitally and sent over the Internet.
Grade Levels: 7th, 8th
Hawaii EXS1300 Intro to Computer Science: This course covers all concepts in the CSTA framework, including: Algorithms & Programming, Computing Systems, Data and Analysis, Impacts of Computing, and Networks & the Internet.
Grade Levels: 9th, 10th
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
Hawaii Course 3B: This is the course aligned to Hawaii 10-11 Standards. NOT RELEASED
Grade Levels: 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