Building Excellent Computer Science Programs Across Illinois

Teach quality computer science to positively impact the next generation in Illinois.

Did You Know?

  • Illinois has K-12 computer science standards

  • Illinois requires high schools to offer computer science

  • CodeHS courses are aligned to Illinois computer science standards

  • CodeHS curriculum is free

Illinois Computer Science Stats

  • 6,210 students took the Advanced Placement Computer Science exams in 2018 (3,192 AP CSP A, 3,018 AP CSP); only 25% were female
  • Universities in Illinois only graduated one new teacher prepared to teach computer science in 2016
  • Computer programmers and software developers in Illinois have an average annual salary of $99,013, which is almost double the average state salary at $53,790

Sources: College Board,, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Illinois Computer Science Pathway

CodeHS courses align with Illinois middle school and high school computer science standards for a robust grade 6-12 pathway.

Web Design (Matisse)
Computing Ideas (Lovelace)
Illinois Introduction to Computer Science
Introduction to Computer Science in JavaScript (Golden)
Intro to Computer Science in Python 3
Web Design (Picasso)
AP Computer Science Principles in JavaScript
Web Development
Fundamentals of Cybersecurity
AP Computer Science A (Nitro)
Game Design in Unity (Bailey)
Introduction to Artificial Intelligence
Mobile Apps
Data Structures in C++

We've Got Illinois Standards Covered

CodeHS maps all of the standards from Illinois to our courses, offering aligned and engaging curriculum in our 6-12 pathway.

Standards Framework View Alignment
Illinois 6-8 View (72.4%)
Illinois 9-10 View (100%)
Illinois 11-12 View (62.2%)

Top-Notch Professional Development

Online & in-person training for teachers to build the knowledge and confidence to teach excellent computer science courses.

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Illinois Policies & Resources

The Illinois State Board of Education passed House Bill 2170 announcing that they will be adopting K-12 computer science education standards and requiring all high schools to offer a computer science course by the 2023-24 school year. The standards will be released by December 1, 2021. Learn more here.

Districts are also required to offer students computer literacy opportunities starting in elementary school.

Sources: Illinois Department of Education

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CodeHS Privacy Policy for Illinois

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