Johnny Key

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Computer Science

Act 187 Computer Science Course Information

Though the following Computer Science Independent Study and Computer Science Internship opportunities are part of the 2017-18 computer science implementation grid, the Arkansas State Board of Education adopted both as valid courses beginning in 2016-17. The Computer Science Independent Study and Computer Science Internship opportunities may not be used by a school to meet its legislative requirements under Act 187.

The following standards documents are to be implemented beginning with the 2017-2018 school year.

The Computer Science Fact Sheet continues to be updated with 2017-18 school year implementation guidance. 

Kindergarten - 8th grade

High School

Last Update: August 11, 2016

For more information, please contact:

Anthony Owen, State Director of Computer Science Education
Arkansas Department of Education
Four Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
Phone: 501-682-3386

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