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CodeHS Texas 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 coding—it's a skill that provides limitless creative opportunity 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
- Texas Requires Computer Science
- Texas Has K-12 Computer Science Standards
- CodeHS Courses are Aligned to TEKS Requirements
- CodeHS Curriculum is Free
Texas K-12 Computer Science Policies
Texas has been a leader in computer science education for years. The State Board of Education adopted a Long-Range Plan for Public Education that establishes goals through the year 2030. The goal is to provide children access to the resources they need to learn, thrive, and grow. This reflects a desire to have equitable access to funding, advanced courses (including computer science) and modern technology.
According to the Technology Applications Curriculum Requirement, every Texas district must offer computer science 74.3(b)(2)(I) and each student must have the opportunity to participate in Computer Science II or AP Computer Science 74.3(b)(4).Learn More
Approved Texas Computer Science Courses
The following high school computer science courses are approved to meet Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills (TEKS) for Technology Applications requirements.
- 126.32: Fundamentals of Computer Science
- 126.33: Computer Science I
- 126.34: Computer Science II
View all the high school courses approved by TEKS here.
CodeHS Texas Computer Science Standards Alignment
All of the main courses offered in the CodeHS 6-12 pathway are aligned to Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills. Our courses fulfill TEKS for the Fundamentals of Computer Science, Computer Science I, and Computer Science II courses. We also align to the TEA approved innovative course Principles of Cybersecurity.
- Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills Alignment (TEKS)
- TEA Innovative Course: Principles of Cybersecurity
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.
Additional CodeHS Standards Alignments
CodeHS courses also align with the following standards
CodeHS Texas 6-12 Computer Science Curriculum Pathway
Here are the CodeHS courses that align with Texas middle school and high school computer science state standards for grades 6-12.
CodeHS' Impact in Texas
Denison High School - Denison, Texas
Spencer Barnett puts his programming skill to the test and teaches the first ever computer science classes at Denison High School in rural Texas.Full Story
You all are making a huge difference in the lives of students with a lot stacked against them.
Teaching Computer Science has ignited my passion for the subject. CodeHS has been a big part of that.
I really appreciate the help that you're giving me. Sometimes I get so frustrated with coding, but I can't give up, I have to keep on trying in order to improve my skills in CodeHS.
Texas Computer Science Stats
- Approximately 45,000 computing jobs are open in Texas, which is 4.5 times the average demand
- Computer programmers and software developers in Texas have an average salary of $90,570
- 1,862 schools in Texas offered the AP Exams to one or more students in 2018
- In 2018, 11,306 students in Texas took the Advanced Placement Computer Science exams