Building Excellent Computer Science Programs Across South Dakota

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

Did You Know?

  • South Dakota does not have K-12 computer science standards

  • South Dakota does not require high schools to offer computer science

  • CodeHS curriculum is free

South Dakota Computer Science Stats

  • Only 35 students in South Dakota took the Advanced Placement Computer Science exams in 2019 (3 AP CSA, 32 AP CSP); only 17% of exams were taken by females
  • Computer programmers and software developers in South Dakota have an average annual salary of $74,163, which is significantly higher than the average state salary at $41,800

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

South Dakota Computer Science Pathway

CodeHS courses align with South Dakota 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)

We've Got South Dakota Standards Covered

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

Praxis Prep Course

This professional development course prepares teachers for the Praxis Computer Science Exam. The CodeHS Praxis Prep Course is 100% aligned to South Dakota state standards and covers all of the objectives designated for the exam.

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South Dakota Policies & Resources

The South Dakota Department of Education is developing K-12 Educational Technology Standards including topics like Digital Citizenship, Creativity and Innovation, Critical Thinking. Learn More.

Source: South Dakota Department of Education

Explore South Dakota CS Funding & Grants

CodeHS Privacy Policy for South Dakota

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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