Building Excellent Computer Science Programs Across Illinois

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

Did You Know?

  • Illinois has K-12 computer science standards

  • Illinois requires high schools to offer computer science

  • CodeHS courses are aligned to Illinois computer science standards

  • CodeHS curriculum is free

Illinois Computer Science Stats

  • 6,210 students took the Advanced Placement Computer Science exams in 2018 (3,192 AP CSP A, 3,018 AP CSP); only 25% were female
  • Universities in Illinois only graduated one new teacher prepared to teach computer science in 2016
  • Computer programmers and software developers in Illinois have an average annual salary of $99,013, which is almost double the average state salary at $53,790

Sources: College Board,, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Illinois Computer Science Pathway

CodeHS courses align with Illinois middle school and high school computer science standards for a robust grade 6-12 pathway.

Intro to Programming with Karel the Dog (Ace)
Intro to Python with Tracy
Introduction to the Internet
World of Computing
Introduction to Cybersecurity (Caesar)
Web Design (Matisse)
Computing Ideas (Lovelace)
Creative Computing (HS)
Introduction to Computer Science in JavaScript (Golden)
Web Design (Picasso)
Introduction to Virtual Reality
Intro to Computer Science in Python 3
AP Computer Science Principles
Fundamentals of Cybersecurity
AP Computer Science A (Nitro)
Mobile Apps

We've Got Illinois Standards Covered

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

Standards Framework View Alignment
Illinois 6-8 View (72.4%)
Illinois 9-10 View (86.5%)
Illinois 11-12 View (62.2%)

Top-Notch Professional Development

Online & in-person training for teachers to build the knowledge and confidence to teach excellent computer science courses.

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Illinois Policies & Resources

The Illinois State Board of Education passed House Bill 2170 announcing that they will be adopting K-12 computer science education standards and requiring all high schools to offer a computer science course by the 2023-24 school year. The standards will be released by December 1, 2021. Learn more here.

Districts are also required to offer students computer literacy opportunities starting in elementary school.

Sources: Illinois Department of Education

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CodeHS Privacy Policy for Illinois

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