Computer Science Standards and Courses

Grades K-8 - Valid beginning July 2021

K-4 Computer Science Standards 
(PDF / DOCX / GDOC)

5-8 Computer Science Standards 
(PDF / DOCX / GDOC)

Middle School Introduction to Coding Standards
(PDF / DOCX / GDOC)

 

 

 

High School Computer Science Courses, Course Standards, and Course Codes Grid - Valid beginning July 2021

 
Year 1
(Note 1)
Year 2
Year 3
Advanced
Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning
(PDF / DOCX / GDOC)
465410465420465430
Computer Engineering
(PDF / DOCX / GDOC)
465470465480465490
Cybersecurity
(PDF / DOCX / GDOC)
465270465280465290
Data Science
(PDF / DOCX / GDOC)
465710465720465730
Game Development and Design
(PDF / DOCX / GDOC)
465670465680465690
Mobile Application Development
(PDF / DOCX / GDOC)
465370465380465390
Networking
(PDF / DOCX / GDOC)
465170465180465190
Programming
(PDF / DOCX / GDOC)
465070465080465090
Robotics
(PDF / DOCX / GDOC)
465570465580465590
College Board Advanced Placement
(AP) Computer Science Principles
565030N/AN/A
College Board Advanced Placement
(AP) Computer Science A
N/AN/A565130
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Computer Science SL
N/AN/A565230
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Computer Science HL
N/AN/A565330
Computer Science
Independent Study

(PDF / DOCX / GDOC)
N/AN/A465930
Computer Science
Internship

(PDF / DOCX / GDOC)
N/AN/A465940
Concurrent Credit
Computer Science
N/AN/A565910, 565920,565930, 565940, 565950, 565960, 565970, 565980, 565990
Weighted Concurrent Credit
Computer Science
(only to be used by ADE approval)
N/AN/A565810, 565820,565830, 565840, 565850, 565860, 565870, 565880, 565890
Career Practicum - Computer Science (only to be used by DCTE approval)N/AN/A465780, 465790, 465880, 465890
 

Notes:

Note 1: All Arkansas Public High Schools must make available at least one ADE approved Computer Science course (any course code beginning 465 or 565) to meet the requirements of the ADE Required 38 and A.C.A. § 6-16-146 Computer science — Required course offering. (a) Beginning in the 2015-2016 school year, a public high school or public charter high school shall offer at least one (1) computer science course at the high school level. (b) A computer science course offered by a public high school or public charter high school shall: (1)  Be of high quality; (2) Meet or exceed the curriculum standards and requirements established by the State Board of Education; and (3) Be made available in a traditional classroom setting, blended learning environment, online-based, or other technology-based format that is tailored to meet the needs of each participating student.
  
Note 2: ADE / ARCareerED Joint Statement on the 2017-2018 Computer Science Initiative Implementation https://adecm.ade.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?Id=3402To implement an approved Career and Technical Education Computer Science Program of Study, schools shall apply with the Arkansas Department of Career Education using the State Start-Up Grant portal. The application period begins September 1 and closes November 1 each year.
 
Note 3: The Computer Science Fact Sheet continues to be updated with ongoing school year implementation guidance 

 

 

 

For more information, please contact:

Three Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
501-289-2204
 
 
State Director of Computer Science Education
501-289-2204