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CodeHS Illinois 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 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
- Illinois requires all high schools to offer CS by 2023-24
- Illinois will we adopting K-12 CS standards by December 2021
- CodeHS Curriculum is Free
CodeHS 6-12 Computer Science Curriculum Pathway
The CodeHS computer science curriculum pathway includes year-long computer science courses for grades 6-12 in many different languages.
*Once Illinois develops computer science standards, CodeHS will have an Illinois-specific pathway with courses fully aligned to the state standards. Stay tuned!
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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 in Illinois
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K-12 Computer Science in Illinois
The Illinois State Board of Education passed House Bill 2170 announcing that they will be adopting K-12 computer science education standards and requiring all high schools to offer a computer science course by the 2023-24 school year. The standards will be released by December 1, 2021. Learn more here.
Districts are also required to offer students computer literacy opportunities starting in elementary school.Sources: Illinois Department of Education
Illinois Computer Science Stats
- 6,210 students took the Advanced Placement Computer Science exams in 2018 (3,192 AP CSP A, 3,018 AP CSP); only 25% were female
- Universities in Illinois only graduated one new teacher prepared to teach computer science in 2016
- Computer programmers and software developers in Illinois have an average annual salary of $99,013, which is almost double the average state salary at $53,790