Building Excellent Computer Science Programs Across Iowa
Teach quality computer science to positively impact the next generation in Iowa.
Iowa Computer Science Courses
CodeHS offers courses aligned with Iowa middle school and high school computer science standards. Explore the available courses and recommended pathway below.
Did You Know?
- CodeHS Courses are aligned to Iowa Computer Science Standards
- Iowa has K-12 Computer Science Standards
- Iowa requires high schools to offer Computer Science
- CodeHS Curriculum is free
Iowa Computer Science Stats
- 403 students in Iowa took the Advanced Placement Computer Science exams in 2018 (203 AP CS A, 173 AP CSP); only 19% of exams were taken by females
- Universities in Iowa didn’t graduate one new teacher prepared to teach computer science in 2016
- Computer programmers and software developers in Iowa have an average annual salary of $86,476, which is almost double the overall average state salary at $46,150
Sources: College Board, Code.org, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Iowa Computer Science Pathway
CodeHS courses align with Iowa middle school and high school computer science standards for a robust grade 6-12 pathway.
|Iowa Tech Apps and Coding|
|Iowa Foundations of Computer Science|
|AP Computer Science Principles|
|Iowa Course 3B|
|AP Computer Science A (Nitro)|
Top-Notch Professional Development
Online & in-person training for teachers to build the knowledge and confidence to teach excellent computer science courses.
Iowa Policies & Resources
Iowa has recognized that computer science is an essential skill to develop in our technology-driven world and set a goal that every student will graduate from high school having had computer science instruction.
Although Iowa does not yet require computer science, in June 2018, the Iowa State Board of Education adopted the CSTA K-12 Computer Science Standards and invested in a CS professional development fund. Read Senate File 274 to learn more.
Source: Iowa Department of Education
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