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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.

6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th
Intro to Programming with Karel the Dog (Ace)
Intro to Python with Tracy
Introduction to the Internet
World of Computing
Introduction to Cybersecurity (Caesar)
Web Design (Matisse)
Computing Ideas (Lovelace)
Creative Computing (HS)
Introduction to Computer Science in JavaScript (Golden)
Web Design (Picasso)
Introduction to Virtual Reality
Intro to Computer Science in Python 3
AP Computer Science Principles
Fundamentals of Cybersecurity
AP Computer Science A (Nitro)
Mobile Apps

*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

Customer service is excellent and site is impressive. - Brian Greene, Teacher at Pear City High School in DeKalb, Illinois

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
Sources: The College Board,, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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