Building Excellent Computer Science Programs Across Minnesota

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

Did You Know?

  • Minnesota does not have K-12 computer science standards

  • Minnesota does not require high schools to offer computer science

  • CodeHS curriculum is free

Minnesota Computer Science Stats

  • 1,547 students in Minnesota took the Advanced Placement Computer Science exams in 2019 (942 AP CSA, 605 AP CSP); only 21% of exams were taken by females
  • Computer programmers and software developers in Minnesota have an average annual salary of $97,973, which is almost double the average state salary at $54,200

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

Minnesota Computer Science Pathway

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

Intro to Programming with Karel the Dog (Ace)
Computer Science Explorations 1
Computer Science Explorations 2
Python Basics with Tracy 1
Python Basics with Tracy 2
Web Design (Kahlo)
Introduction to Game Design with p5play
Introduction to Computer Science in JavaScript (Corgi)
Introduction to Computer Science in Python
Web Design (Picasso)
Introduction to Virtual Reality
AP Computer Science Principles
Fundamentals of Cybersecurity
Mobile Apps
AP Computer Science A (Nitro)

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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Minnesota Policies & Resources

In 2015, the Minnesota Department of Education passed a new policy (HF 844 (2015)) allowing computer science to count as a mathematics credit. The computer science course must still meet the academic standards for mathematics.

Source: Minnesota Department of Education

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CodeHS Privacy Policy for Minnesota

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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