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CodeHS Hawaii 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 opportunity 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

  • Hawaii Requires Computer Science
  • Hawaii Adopted CSTA K-12 Computer Science Standards
  • CodeHS Curriculum is Free

Hawaii K-12 Computer Science Policies

As the first step towards providing computer science opportunities for all K-12 students by 2022, the Hawaii Board of Education adopted the CSTA K-12 Computer Science Standards on May 3rd, 2018.

Shortly after, Gov. David Ige signed the House Bill 2607 dedicating $500,000 to computer science teacher professional development and requiring all high schools to offer at least one computer science course by the 2021-2022 school year.

Source: Hawaii State Department of Education

CodeHS Computer Science Standards & Framework 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 align with the following standards

CodeHS Hawaii 6-12 Computer Science Curriculum Pathway

This table shows our recommended 6-12 curriculum pathway which provides a robust, coherent computer science pathway that teaches students 5 programming languages over the course of middle school and high school.

Here you can see an overview of the courses in the CodeHS curriculum pathway.

6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th
Karel the Dog (JavaScript)
Tracy the Turtle (Python)
Introduction to the Internet
World of Computing
Cybersecurity (MS - 1 semester)
Web Design (MS)
Computing Ideas
Creative Computing (MS/HS Flavors - 1 semester)
Intro to VR (Mini Course Component)
Introduction to Computer Science in JavaScript
Web Design (HS)
Introduction to Computer Science in Python
Cybersecurity
AP Computer Science Principles
Mobile Apps
AP Computer Science in Java

CodeHS' Impact on Hawaii

I love CodeHS! My 2 new classes of 6th graders are off to a great start. - John Sawyer, Teacher at Lanikai Elementary Public Charter School in Kailua, Hawaii

Hawaii Computer Science Stats

  • Only 457 students in Hawaii took the Advanced Placement Computer Science exams in 2018 (132 AP CSP A, 325 AP CSP); 40% of exams were taken by females
  • Universities in Hawaii did not graduate a single new teacher prepared to teach computer science in 2016
  • Computer programmers and software developers in Hawaii have an average annual salary of $79,620, which is higher than the overall average state salary at $52,050
Sources: The College Board, Code.org, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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