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CodeHS Rhode Island 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

  • Rhode Island Requires Computer Science
  • Rhode Island has K-12 Computer Science Standards
  • CodeHS Courses are Aligned to Rhode Island’s 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 Rhode Island’s 6-12th grade computer science standards.

K-12 Computer Science in Rhode Island

In 2017, the Rhode Island STEAM Center made a big step in computer science education around the state after organizing the Computer Science Education Advisory Committee. Their goal was to create computer science education standards for Rhode Island. By 2018, the computer science standards created were endorsed by the state. Learn More.

Rhode Island does not require computer science in schools yet, however, computer science is allowed to count for a core graduation requirement.

Source: Rhode Island Department of Education,

Rhode Island Computer Science Stats

  • Only 697 students in Rhode Island took the Advanced Placement Computer Science exams in 2019 (182 AP CS A, 515 AP CSP); only 31% of exams were taken by females
  • Computer programmers and software developers in Rhode Island have an average annual salary of $100,390, which is almost double than the average state salary at $54,810
Sources: The College Board, Department of Education, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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