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CodeHS Colorado Computer Science Education Guide

In the 21st century, coding is a foundational skill, just like reading and writing. Everyone should get the chance to learn coding—it’s a skill that provides limitless creative opportunities to students and future generations.

With a great curriculum, resources, and support, school districts across the country can implement high-quality computer science programs. At CodeHS, our goal is to make computer science education fun and accessible to all!

Did You Know

  • Colorado Requires Schools to Offer Computer Science Courses
  • Colorado Has 9-12 Computer Science Standards
  • CodeHS Courses are Aligned to Colorado’s Computer Science Standards
  • CodeHS Curriculum is Free

CodeHS Colorado Computer Science Standards Alignment

CodeHS is aligned to Colorado’s 9-12th Grade Computer Science Standards.

CodeHS offers the most comprehensive course pathway across grades 6-12, starting with introductory level block programming courses all the way up to AP level text-based programming courses in many languages.

Additional CodeHS Standards Alignments

CodeHS offers the most comprehensive course pathway across grades 6-12, starting with introductory level block programming courses all the way up to AP level text-based programming courses in many languages.

CodeHS courses also align with the following standards:

CodeHS' Impact on Colorado

Vail Mountain Middle School - Vail, Colorado

Authentic, fun, inviting, inspiring -- this is the classroom that computer science teacher Kim Zimmer has created with CodeHS!

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Thank you for being so responsive! My students are learning a lot about programming & really benefiting from CodeHS! - Lisa Bejarano, Teacher at Aspen Valley High School in Colorado

Without CodeHS, there is no way I would have gotten into the realm of teaching JavaScript or other professional programming languages! - Kim Zimmer, Teacher at Vail Mountain Middle School in Colorado

K-12 Computer Science in Colorado

In 2016, the Colorado Department of Education passed House Bill 16-1198 which required the development of high school computer science standards. By April 2018, these academic standards were reviewed and finalized by the State Board of Education. Schools have the option to adopt the Colorado Academic Standards for Computer Science. Learn more here.

Although Computer science is not yet required in Colorado schools, many educators and leaders across the state see the value in computer science and STEM education.

Source: Colorado Department of Education

Colorado Computer Science Stats

  • 1,919 students took the Advanced Placement Computer Science exams in 2018 (791 AP CSP A, 1,128 AP CSP); only 24% were females
  • Computer programmers and software developers in Colorado have an average annual salary of $108,630, which is almost double the state salary at $55,820
Source: College Board, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Bring a high-quality computer science pathway to your Colorado school district. Contact the CodeHS team today to learn more at codehs.com/learnmore or hello@codehs.com.
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