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CodeHS Florida 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 how to code—it's a skill that provides limitless creative opportunities to students and future generations.

With 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

  • Florida Requires All Middle Schools & High Schools to Offer Computer Science
  • Florida Has K-12 Computer Science Standards
  • CodeHS Courses are Aligned to Florida Computer Science Standards
  • CodeHS Curriculum is Free

Florida K-12 Computer Science Policies

In May 2016, Florida adopted K-12 computer science standards, which are a part of the state science standards. By 2018, Florida’s HB 495 was passed requiring all middle schools and high schools (grades 6-12th) to offer computer science or provide students access via the Florida Virtual School.

Approved Florida Computer Science Courses

Check out the Florida course code directory (CCD) to view the full list of approved computer science courses for grades 6-12.

  • 0200305 – Computer Science Discoveries
  • 0200320 – AP Computer Science A
  • 0200335 – AP Computer Science Principles
  • 9001110 – Foundations of Web Design
  • 9007520 – JavaScript Programming
  • 9001330 – Cybersecurity Essentials
  • 9001340 – Operational Cybersecurity
  • 9001350 – Cybersecurity Planning & Analysis

CodeHS Florida Computer Science Standards Alignment

CodeHS is aligned to Florida’s Academic Standards for middle school computer science, as well as the approved high school course, Computer Science Discoveries.

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 Florida 6-12 Computer Science Curriculum Pathway

Here are the CodeHS courses that align with Florida middle school and high school computer science state standards for grades 6-12.

5th 6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th
World of Computing
Introduction to the Internet
Web Design
Florida Computing Ideas
AP Computer Science Principles*
Intro to Computer Science in Python (Rainforest)
AP Computer Science A (Mocha)

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CodeHS' Impact in Florida

The King’s Academy - West Palm Beach, Florida

With little to no computer science experience, but a strong passion to teach, Linda Hahn has grown the computer science program at The King’s Academy from the ground up!

Full Story

CodeHS offers a very easy platform for beginner programming teachers and provides a simple curriculum any teacher can use 'right out of the box.' I have taken on the humbling role of being a 'lead learner' and am so thankful for the resources CodeHS provides. - Linda Hahn, Teacher at The King's Academy in West Palm Beach, Florida

Florida Computer Science Stats

  • 10,617 students in Florida took the Advanced Placement Computer Science exams in 2018 (2,645 AP CS A, 7,972 AP CSP); only 28% of exams were taken by females
  • Universities in Florida did not graduate a single new teacher prepared to teach computer science in 2016
  • There were 2,486 computer science graduates in 2015
  • Computer programmers and software developers in Florida have an average salary of $90,543, which is higher than the overall average state salary at $44,790
Sources: College Board, Code.org, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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