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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!
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
In 2018, Illinois passed House Bill 853 to encourage schools to teach computer science education. Learn more here.
Despite the lack of state-level legislation, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) is one of the top computer science leaders in the country. Starting with the class of 2020, Chicago Public Schools will require CS for graduation. This was launched in 2013 by Mayor Rahm Emanuel as part of the CS4ALL.Sources: Illinois Department of Education, CPS Edu
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