Johnny Key

Commissioner of Education

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A Division of the Arkansas Department of Education

#ARKidsCanCode Enrollment Contest

 

The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) Office of Computer Science is pleased to continue the #ARKidsCanCode / #CSforAR Computer Science Enrollment Contest for the 2019-2020 school year.

Arkansas will honor schools for their outstanding efforts in promoting computer science education this coming school year.

  • Two* schools with the largest number of students enrolled in computer science courses for 2019-2020 will each be recognized and receive a $5,000.00 technology award.
  • Two* schools with the largest percentage of students enrolled in computer science courses, as compared to total school enrollment, will each be recognized and receive a $5,000.00 technology award.
  • Two* schools with the largest percentage increase of students enrolled in computer science courses in 2019-20, as compared to computer science course enrollment in 2018-19, will each be recognized and receive a $5,000.00 technology award.

             

In addition, one school will be selected via drawing to win a $5,000.00 technology award**. Entries into the drawing are earned through the following:

Total Enrollment Percentages in ADE/ARCareerEd Approved Computer Science Courses - Schools with CS student enrollment percentages (based on total student population):

  • greater than or equal to 7.5% and less than or equal to 10%, will receive 1 entry;
  • greater than 10% and less than or equal to 15%, will receive 2 entries;
  • greater than 15% and less than or equal to 20%, will receive 3 entries;
  • greater than 20% and less than or equal to 25%, will receive 4 entries;
  • greater than 25% and less than or equal to 30%, will receive 5 entries; and
  • greater than 30%, will receive 6 entries.

Growth in Enrollment Percentages in Baseline CS Courses - Schools with CS student enrollment percentage growth (based on percentage increase from 2018-2019 to 2019-2020):

  • greater than or equal to 7.5% and less than or equal to 10%, will receive 1 entry;
  • greater than 10% and less than or equal to 15%, will receive 2 entries;
  • greater than 15% and less than or equal to 20%, will receive 3 entries;
  • greater than 20% and less than or equal to 25%, will receive 4 entries;
  • greater than 25% and less than or equal to 30%, will receive 5 entries; and
  • greater than 30%, will receive 6 entries.

Total Female Enrollment Percentage in ADE/ARCareerEd Approved Computer Science Courses - Schools with Female CS student enrollment percentages (based on total student population):

  • greater than or equal to 7.5% and less than or equal to 10%, will receive 1 entry;
  • greater than 10% and less than or equal to 15%, will receive 2 entries;
  • greater than 15% and less than or equal to 20%, will receive 3 entries;
  • greater than 20% and less than or equal to 25%, will receive 4 entries;
  • greater than 25% and less than or equal to 30%, will receive 5 entries; and
  • greater than 30%, will receive 6 entries.

Enrollment calculations/counts will be based on fall Cycle 2 enrollment numbers in the ADE/ARCareerEd approved computer science courses which include the following:

  • Computer Science with Programming/ Coding Emphasis
  • Mobile Application Development
  • Advanced Programming
  • Advanced Programming: Game Design
  • Computer Science with Networking/ Hardware Emphasis
  • Robotics
  • Advanced Networking
  • Computer Science with Information Security Emphasis
  • Advanced Information Security
  • College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science Principles
  • College Board Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science A
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Computer Science SL
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Computer Science HL
  • Computer Science Independent Study
  • Computer Science Internship
  • ADE Approved Concurrent Credit Computer Science
  • ADE Approved Weighted Concurrent Credit Computer Science

           

 

*One school with at least 1,000 students and one school with fewer than 1,000 students will be recognized in each category.

**To be eligible for the technology prize package, schools must have at least one student enrolled in a computer science baseline course.

For more information, please contact:

Four Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
501-682-0459
 
 
Chief State STEM Officer and
State Director of Computer Science Education
501-682-3386
Lead Computer Science Specialist
501-682-5169

 

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