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CodeHS Minnesota 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

  • Minnesota requires computer science in schools
  • Minnesota has K-12 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

CodeHS Course Catalog

CodeHS Computer Science Standards & Framework 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 align with the following standards:

CodeHS' Impact in Minnesota

If you don’t have the PRO version, it is completely and totally worth the money!! Makes a huge difference in the amount of resources you have access to. - Kelsey Karlen, Teacher at Perham Senior High in Minnesota

K-12 Computer Science in Minnesota

In 2015, the Minnesota Department of Education passed a new policy (HF 844 (2015)) allowing computer science to count as a mathematics credit. The computer science course must still meet the academic standards for mathematics.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

Minnesota Computer Science Stats

  • 1,547 students in Minnesota took the Advanced Placement Computer Science exams in 2019 (942 AP CS A, 605 AP CSP); only 21% of exams were taken by females
  • Computer programmers and software developers in Minnesota have an average annual salary of $97,973, which is almost double the average state salary at $54,200
Sources: The College Board, Department of Education, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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