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Pennsylvania Computer Science Courses
CodeHS offers courses aligned with Pennsylvania middle school and high school computer science standards. Explore the available courses and recommended pathway below.
Did You Know?
- CodeHS Courses are aligned to Pennsylvania Computer Science Standards
- Pennsylvania has K-12 Computer Science Standards
- Pennsylvania does not require high schools to offer Computer Science
- CodeHS Curriculum is free
Pennsylvania Computer Science Stats
- Only 4,010 students in Pennsylvania took the Advanced Placement Computer Science exams in 2018 (2,150 AP CS A, 1,860 AP CSP); only 23% of exams were taken by females
- Computer programmers and software developers in Pennsylvania have an average annual salary of $95,230, which is higher than the overall average state salary at $50,030
- There are currently 18,000+ unfilled computer science jobs in Pennsylvania with an average salary of $80,000 and a projected growth of up to 26% annually
Sources: College Board, PA Department of Education, Code.org, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Pennsylvania Computer Science Pathway
CodeHS courses align with Pennsylvania middle school and high school computer science standards for a robust grade 6-12 pathway.
|Pennsylvania Tech Apps and Coding|
|Pennsylvania Course 3A|
|AP Computer Science Principles|
|Pennsylvania Course 3B|
|AP Computer Science A (Nitro)|
Praxis Prep Course
This professional development course prepares teachers for the Praxis Computer Science Exam. The CodeHS Praxis Prep Course is 100% aligned to Pennsylvania state standards and covers all of the objectives designated for the exam.
Pennsylvania Policies & Resources
In January 2018, Pennsylvania's State Board of Education adopted the Computer Science Teachers Association K-12 Computer Science Standards. Governor Wolf has also made it a point to emphasize the importance of computer science education in Pennsylvania in the last year by becoming a leading member of the Governors for Computer Science Initiative.
PAsmart, an initiative designed to better align education, workforce, and economic development, was funded in House Bill 2121. It dedicated $20M to expand STEM and computer science education, including teacher professional development for FY 2019.
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