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CodeHS South Dakota 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

  • South Dakota requires computer science in schools
  • South Dakota 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 South Dakota

CodeHS has been a phenomenal platform to teach programming. The exercises are challenging, but my students stay engaged in their work. I've often found that my students have been learning and retaining more with CodeHS than with many other programs that I've tried. - Lori Goldade, Teacher at Warner High School in South Dakota

K-12 Computer Science in South Dakota

The South Dakota Department of Education is developing K-12 Educational Technology Standards including topics like Digital Citizenship, Creativity and Innovation, Critical Thinking. Learn More.

In North Dakota, computer science courses can count as a mathematics credit for graduation.

Source: South Dakota Department of Education

South Dakota Computer Science Stats

  • Only 35 students in South Dakota took the Advanced Placement Computer Science exams in 2019 (3 AP CS A, 32 AP CSP); only 17% of exams were taken by females
  • Computer programmers and software developers in South Dakota have an average annual salary of $74,163, which is significantly higher than the average state salary at $41,800
Sources: The College Board, Department of Education, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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