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CodeHS Maryland 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

  • Maryland Requires Computer Science
  • Maryland Has K-12 Computer Science Standards
  • CodeHS Courses are Aligned to Maryland K-12 Computer Science Standards
  • CodeHS Curriculum is Free

Maryland K-12 Computer Science Policies

In January 2018, Maryland State Department of Education began developing the K-12 computer science standards to improve computer science education across the state.

Shortly after, House Bill 281 was passed requiring all high schools to offer at least one computer science course by school year 2021-2022. School Boards were also asked to make efforts to incorporate computer science in each elementary and middle school, and increase enrollment of female students, students with disabilities, and students of underrepresented ethnic or racial groups.

Source: Maryland Department of Education

Maryland Computer Science Standards Alignment

CodeHS is aligned to Maryland’s Academic Standards for grades 6-12.

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 Maryland 6-12 Computer Science Curriculum Pathway

Here are the CodeHS courses that align with the Maryland computer science state standards.

6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th
Introduction to the Internet
World of Computing
Web Design (Matisse)
Maryland Computer Science I
AP Computer Science Principles
Fundamentals of Cybersecurity
AP Computer Science A (Nitro)

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CodeHS' Impact on Maryland

Gunston High School - Queen Anne's County, Maryland

As the Director of Technology at Gunston High School, a small private school in Maryland, Joe Thompson started teaching computer science and quickly made it most fun class at the school!

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CodeHS is the best learning platform of its kind. I've tried many sites in the last year or so and they don't come close in terms of engagement and challenge. It's the best bar none. - Joe Thompson, Teacher at Gunston High School in Centreville, Maryland

Maryland Computer Science Stats

  • 5,567 students in Maryland took the Advanced Placement Computer Science exams in 2018 (2,112 AP CS A, 3,455 AP CSP); only 32% of exams were taken by females
  • Universities in Maryland did not graduate a single new teacher prepared to teach computer science in 2016
  • Computer programmers and software developers in Maryland have an average annual salary of $100,640, which is higher than the overall average state salary at $57,270
Sources: The College Board,, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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