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CodeHS Idaho 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

  • Idaho Requires Computer Science
  • Idaho Has K-12 Computer Science Standards
  • CodeHS Curriculum is Free

Idaho K-12 Computer Science Policies

In February 2017, Idaho adopted K-12 computer science standards. Then based on the Idaho State Legislature House Bill 648 signed in 2018, Idaho school districts are required to make one or more computer science courses available to all high school students by 2020, and all middle and elementary schools offering one by 2022.

Sources: Idaho 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 Idaho 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
AP® Computer Science Principles
Mobile Apps
AP® Computer Science A

Idaho Computer Science Stats

  • Only 278 students in Idaho took the Advanced Placement Computer Science exams in 2018 (140 AP CS A, 138 AP CSP); only 21% of exams were taken by females
  • Universities in Idaho did not graduate a single new teacher prepared to teach computer science in 2016
  • Computer programmers and software developers in Idaho have an average annual salary of $81,445, which is higher than the overall average state salary at $42,240
Sources: The College Board,, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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