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CodeHS Massachusetts 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

  • Massachusetts requires computer science in schools
  • Massachusetts has K-12 Digital Literacy and Computer Science Standards
  • CodeHS courses are aligned to Massachusetts Digital Literacy and Computer Science Standards
  • CodeHS Curriculum is Free

CodeHS 6-12 Computer Science Curriculum Pathway

Here’s the CodeHS computer science curriculum pathway. This 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

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CodeHS Computer Science Standards & Framework Alignments

The main courses offered in the CodeHS 6-12 pathway are aligned to Massachusetts’s 6-12th grade computer science standards.

K-12 Computer Science in Massachusetts

In 2016, the Massachusetts Department of Education adopted the Massachusetts Digital Literacy and Computer Science Standards. Learn more. Over the years, the state also allocated funding for teacher professional development and computer science implementation support.

Computer science is not currently required in schools, however, computer science courses can count for a laboratory science or mathematics course.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Education

Massachusetts Computer Science Stats

  • 5,226 students in Massachusetts took the Advanced Placement Computer Science exams in 2019 (2,605 AP CS A, 2,621 AP CSP); only 28% of exams were taken by females
  • Computer programmers and software developers in Massachusetts have an average annual salary of $107,423, which is significantly higher average state salary at $63,910
Sources: The College Board, Department of Education, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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