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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).

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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.

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 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.

6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th
Introduction to the Internet
World of Computing
Web Design (Picasso)
Texas Foundations of Computer Science
Texas CS 1
AP Computer Science Principles
Texas Computer Science 2
AP® Computer Science A (Mocha)

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.

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You all are making a huge difference in the lives of students with a lot stacked against them. - Judy Geelhoed, Executive Director at SAISD Foundation in San Antonio, Texas

Teaching Computer Science has ignited my passion for the subject. CodeHS has been a big part of that. - Christopher Evans, Teacher at Arlington Classics Academy Middle School in Arlington, Texas

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. - Rene, Student at Highlands High School in San Antonio, Texas

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
Sources: College Board, Code.org, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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Bring a high-quality computer science pathway to your Texas school district. Contact the CodeHS team today to learn more at codehs.com/learnmore or hello@codehs.com.
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