Building Excellent Computer Science Programs Across Pennsylvania

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

Did You Know?

  • Pennsylvania has K-12 computer science standards

  • Pennsylvania does not require high schools to offer computer science

  • CodeHS courses are aligned to Pennsylvania computer science standards

  • 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 CSA, 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,, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Vertically-Aligned K-12 Computer Science Pathways

CodeHS pathways are 100% aligned to Pennsylvania computer science standards and can be customized based on a district’s needs. The K-12 curriculum covers elementary block-based interdisciplinary programming lessons all the way to College Board Endorsed AP courses.

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We've Got Pennsylvania Standards Covered

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

Standards Framework View Alignment
Pennsylvania 2 View (65.2%)
Pennsylvania 3A View (100%)
Pennsylvania 3B View (42.9%)

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.

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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.

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education

CodeHS Privacy Policy for Pennsylvania

CodeHS is a member of the Student Data Privacy Consortium (SDPC) in many states. Your district can sign Exhibit E to execute the agreement for your state.

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