Building Excellent Computer Science Programs Across South Carolina
Teach quality computer science to positively impact the next generation in South Carolina.
South Carolina Computer Science Courses
CodeHS offers courses aligned with South Carolina middle school and high school computer science standards. Explore the available courses and recommended pathway below.
Did You Know?
South Carolina has K-12 computer science standards
South Carolina requires high schools to offer computer science
CodeHS courses are aligned to South Carolina computer science standards
CodeHS curriculum is free
South Carolina Computer Science Stats
- 1,423 students in South Carolina took AP Computer Science exams in 2019 (373 AP CSA, 1050 AP CSP); only 32% of exams were taken by females, an increase of 7% from the previous year
- South Carolina currently has 3,375 open computing jobs (2.8 times the average demand rate in South Carolina).
- Computer programmers and software developers in South Carolina have an average annual salary of $77,383, which is significantly higher than the overall average state salary at $43,210
Sources: The College Board, Code.org, Bureau of Labor Statistics
South Carolina Computer Science Pathway
CodeHS courses align with South Carolina middle school and high school computer science standards for a robust grade 6-12 pathway.
We've Got South Carolina Standards Covered
CodeHS maps all of the standards from South Carolina to our courses, offering aligned and engaging curriculum in our 6-12 pathway.
|Standards Framework||View Alignment|
|South Carolina 6-8||View (72.1%)|
|South Carolina 9-12||View (52.8%)|
|South Carolina Fundamentals of Computing||View (100%)|
|SC Cybersecurity Fundamentals||View (100%)|
|SC Discovering Computer Science||View (100%)|
|South Carolina Fundamentals of Web Page Design and Development||View (100%)|
Praxis Prep Course
This professional development course prepares teachers for the Praxis Computer Science Exam. The CodeHS Praxis Prep Course is 100% aligned to South Carolina state standards and covers all of the objectives designated for the exam.
South Carolina Industry Credentials
CodeHS Certifications offer high school students the opportunity to validate their mastery of programming skills, giving them a competitive advantage when entering college or the workforce.
Our high school student certifications have been approved by the South Carolina Department of Education as an Industry Credential in the state of South Carolina.Learn More
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South Carolina Policies & Resources
The South Carolina Department of Education has mandated computer science since 1997. But many students fulfilled the high school graduation requirement by taking a half-credit course in keyboarding.
Times are changing! Based on proposed amendments State Board of Education Regulation 43-234, Keyboarding was eliminated as an option for fulfilling the one-half of the Computer Science requirement beginning with the 2018–19 school year.
By May 2017, The K-8 South Carolina Computer Science and Digital Literacy Standards for K-8 were approved to expand availability of computer science education to all students in South Carolina. Shortly after, in August 2018, South Carolina developed computer science standards for high school in response to growing employment opportunities in computer science around the state.
Source: South Carolina Department of Education
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