Johnny Key

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Computer Science Standards and Courses

 

 

Grades K-8

K-4 Computer Science Standards 
PDF / DOCX )

5-8 Computer Science Standards 
PDF / DOCX )

Coding Block for Grades 7 or 8
PDF / DOCX )

 

High School Computer Science Courses, Course Standards, and Course Codes Grid

 
HS CS Level 1
Note 1
HS CS Level 2
Note 1

HS CS Level 3

HS CS Level 4 Advanced HS CS
Level 1
Advanced HS CS
Level 2
Additional Advanced
HS CS Level 1
Additional Advanced
HS CS Level 2
Computer Science with
Programming/Coding Emphasis

( PDF / DOCX )
465010 465020 465030 465040 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Mobile Application Development
( PDF / DOCX )
465310 465320 465330 465340 N/A N/A Note 2 Note 2
Advanced Programming
( PDF / DOCX )
N/A N/A N/A N/A 465050 465060 N/A N/A
Advanced Programming:
Game Design

( PDF / DOCX )
N/A N/A N/A N/A 465650 465660 N/A N/A
Computer Science with
Networking/ Hardware Emphasis

( PDF / DOCX )
465110 465120 465130 465140 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Robotics
( PDF / DOCX )
465510 465520 465530 465540 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Advanced Networking 
( PDF / DOCX )
N/A N/A N/A N/A 465150 465160 N/A N/A
Computer Science with
Information Security Emphasis

( PDF / DOCX )
465210 465220 465230 465240 N/A N/A N/A N/A
Advanced Information Security
( PDF / DOCX )
N/A N/A N/A N/A 465250 465260 N/A N/A
College Board Advanced Placement
(AP) Computer Science Principles
565010 565020 N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
College Board Advanced Placement
(AP) Computer Science A
N/A N/A N/A N/A 565110 565120 N/A N/A
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Computer Science SL
N/A N/A N/A N/A 565210 565220 N/A N/A
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Computer Science HL
N/A N/A N/A N/A 565310 565320 N/A N/A
Computer Science
Independent Study

( PDF / DOCX )
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 465910 465920
Computer Science
Internship

( PDF / DOCX )
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 465950 465960
Concurrent Credit
Computer Science
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 565910, 565920,565930, 565940, 565950, 565960, 565970, 565980, 565990
Weighted Concurrent Credit
Computer Science
(only to be used by ADE approval)
N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A 565810, 565820,565830, 565840, 565850, 565860, 565870, 565880, 565890
 

Notes:

Note 1: All Arkansas Public High Schools must make available a sequential combination of courses with course codes listed in these two columns (under HS CS Level 1 and HS CS Level 2) to meet the requirements of the ADE Required 38 and A.C.A. § 6-16-146 Computer science — Required course offering. (a) Beginning in the 2015-2016 school year, a public high school or public charter high school shall offer at least one (1) computer science course at the high school level. (b) A computer science course offered by a public high school or public charter high school shall: (1)  Be of high quality; (2) Meet or exceed the curriculum standards and requirements established by the State Board of Education; and (3) Be made available in a traditional classroom setting, blended learning environment, online-based, or other technology-based format that is tailored to meet the needs of each participating student.
 
Note 2: A MAD Lab style class was not developed under the latest revision; however, a school could create and implement a similar type experience under a Computer Science Independent Study program
 
Note 3: Robotics beyond HS CS Level 1 and Level 2 was not created; however, a school could create and implement an advanced robotics experience under a Computer Science Independent Study Program
 
Note 4: ADE / ARCareerED Joint Statement on the 2017-2018 Computer Science Initiative Implementation http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?Id=2157
 
Note 5: The Computer Science Fact Sheet continues to be updated with ongoing school year implementation guidance 
 

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