Building Excellent Computer Science Programs Across California
Teach quality computer science to positively impact the next generation in California.
California Computer Science Courses
CodeHS offers courses aligned with California middle school and high school computer science standards. Explore the available courses and recommended pathway below.
Did You Know?
California has K-12 computer science standards
California does not require high schools to offer computer science
CodeHS courses are aligned to California computer science standards
CodeHS curriculum is free
California Computer Science Stats
- 24,612 students in California took the Advanced Placement Computer Science exams in 2018 (11458 AP CSA, 13154 AP CSP); only 30% of exams were taken by females
- Universities in California did not graduate a single new teacher prepared to teach computer science in 2016
- Computer programmers and software developers in California have an average annual salary of $111,370, which is higher than the overall average state salary at $57,190
Sources: College Board, Code.org, Bureau of Labor Statistics
California Computer Science Pathway
CodeHS courses align with California middle school and high school computer science standards for a robust grade 6-12 pathway.
We've Got California Standards Covered
CodeHS maps all of the standards from California to our courses, offering aligned and engaging curriculum in our 6-12 pathway.
|Standards Framework||View Alignment|
|California 6-8||View (70.8%)|
|California 9-12||View (100%)|
|California 9-12 Specialty||View (43.3%)|
|California Information Support and Services Pathway||View (55.0%)|
|California Networking Pathway||View (43.6%)|
|California Software and Systems Development Pathway||View (44.3%)|
|California Games and Simulation Pathway||View (57.1%)|
Top-Notch Professional Development
Online & in-person training for teachers to build the knowledge and confidence to teach excellent computer science courses.
California Policies & Resources
In September 2018, the California Department of Education adopted California’s first ever computer science standards based off the K-12 Computer Science Framework, as well as, the Computer Science Teachers Association (CSTA). Learn more about Computer Science Education in California.
Although California does not require computer science in high school, it does allow computer science to count towards a core graduation requirement. In February 2019, the University of California approved computer science to count as a mathematics and science eligibility requirement for admissions.
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CodeHS’ Impact in California
CodeHS University of California A-G Approval
All main courses offered in the CodeHS 6-12 pathway are University of California A-G approved. This means that if you’re a teacher or an administrator in a California school or district, students can easily get A-G course credit for taking computer science courses through CodeHS.
Best of all, since our courses are pre-approved, it’s easy to select CodeHS as an online course provider and register your classes.