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CodeHS Washington 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

  • Washington Requires Computer Science in High School
  • Washington Adopted CSTA K-12 Computer Science Standards
  • CodeHS Courses are Aligned to CSTA K-12 Computer Science Standards
  • CodeHS Curriculum is Free

Washington K-12 Computer Science Policies

In 2019, Washington made great strides in computer science education, passing numerous bills that signified the growth of computer science education!

Senate Bill 5088 requires everyone Washington high school to offer a computer science course, while House Bill 1577 requires all K–12 schools to report what computer science courses their schools offer and who is taking computer science. Learn more about Washington Computer Science.

To support these new computer science requirements, the state has allocated $2 million in the 2020-21 budget towards the computer science education grant programs, including professional development opportunities for teachers.

Source: Washington Department of Education

CodeHS Computer Science Standards & Framework Alignment

All of the main courses offered in the CodeHS 6-12 pathway are aligned to or support the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA) K-12 Computer Science Standards, which were adopted by the Washington Board of Education.

CodeHS Washington 6-12 Computer Science Curriculum Pathway

Here are the CodeHS courses that align with Washington middle school and high school computer science state standards for grades 6-12.

6th 7th 8th 9th 10th 11th 12th
Washington Tech Apps and Coding
Washington Course 3A
AP Computer Science Principles
Washington Course 3B
AP Computer Science A (Nitro)

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Washington Computer Science Stats

  • Only 3,002 students in Washington took the Advanced Placement Computer Science exams in 2018 (2,020 AP CS A, 982 AP CSP); only 27% of exams were taken by females
  • Computer programmers and software developers in Washington have an average annual salary of $126,653, which is more than double the average state salary at $59,410
Sources: The College Board,, Bureau of Labor Statistics

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