Building Excellent Computer Science Programs Across Massachusetts

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

Did You Know?

  • CodeHS Courses are aligned to Massachusetts Computer Science Standards

  • Massachusetts has K-12 Computer Science Standards

  • Massachusetts does not require high schools to offer Computer Science

  • CodeHS Curriculum is free

Massachusetts Computer Science Stats


  • 5,226 students in Massachusetts took the Advanced Placement Computer Science exams in 2019 (2,605 AP CS A, 2,621 AP CSP); only 28% of exams were taken by females
  • Computer programmers and software developers in Massachusetts have an average annual salary of $107,423, which is significantly higher average state salary at $63,910

Sources: College Board, Department of Education, Bureau of Labor Statistics

Massachusetts Computer Science Pathway

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

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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 Massachusetts Standards Covered

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

Standards Framework View Alignment
Massachusetts 6-8 View (62.7%)
Massachusetts 9-12 View (61.5%)

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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Massachusetts Policies & Resources

In 2016, the Massachusetts Department of Education adopted the Massachusetts Digital Literacy and Computer Science Standards. Learn more.

Over the years, the state also allocated funding for teacher professional development and computer science implementation support. Computer science is not currently required in schools, however, computer science courses can count for a laboratory science or mathematics course.

Source: Massachusetts Department of Education


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CodeHS Privacy Policy for Massachusetts

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