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?
Iowa has K-12 computer science standards
Iowa requires high schools to offer computer science
CodeHS courses are aligned to Iowa computer science standards
CodeHS curriculum is free
Iowa Computer Science Stats
- 403 students in Iowa took the Advanced Placement Computer Science exams in 2018 (203 AP CSA, 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.
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.
In 2022, Iowa passed a law (House File 2629) requiring computer science to be offered in K-12 schools around the state. High schools must offer a one-semester course by July 1, 2022, and middle schools and elementary schools must offer computer science by July 1, 2023. Courses are encouraged to meet the CSTA K-12 Computer Science Standards which were adopted by the Iowa State Board of Education. Keep up-to-date on the latest Iowa computer science education policies here.
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