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)

Coding Block for Grades 7 or 8
(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 a one-year combination of courses with course codes listed in this column (under Year 1 - Level 1 / Level 2) 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 http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?Id=2157To 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 

 

 

 

Grades K-8 - Valid July 2016 through June 2021

K-4 Computer Science Standards 
PDF / DOCX )

5-8 Computer Science Standards 
PDF / DOCX )

Coding Block for Grades 7 or 8
PDF / DOCX )

 

High School Computer Science Courses, Course Standards, and Course Codes Grid - Valid July 2016 through June 2021

 
HS CS Level 1
Note 1
HS CS Level 2
Note 1

HS CS Level 3

HS CS Level 4Advanced HS CS
Level 1
Advanced HS CS
Level 2
Additional Advanced
HS CS Level 1
Additional Advanced
HS CS Level 2
Computer Science with
Programming/Coding Emphasis

( PDF / DOCX )
465010465020465030465040N/AN/AN/AN/A
Mobile Application Development
( PDF / DOCX )
465310465320465330465340N/AN/ANote 2Note 2
Advanced Programming
( PDF / DOCX )
N/AN/AN/AN/A465050465060N/AN/A
Advanced Programming:
Game Design

( PDF / DOCX )
N/AN/AN/AN/A465650465660N/AN/A
Computer Science with
Networking/ Hardware Emphasis

( PDF / DOCX )
465110465120465130465140N/AN/AN/AN/A
Robotics
( PDF / DOCX )
465510465520465530465540N/AN/AN/AN/A
Advanced Networking 
( PDF / DOCX )
N/AN/AN/AN/A465150465160N/AN/A
Computer Science with
Information Security Emphasis

( PDF / DOCX )
465210465220465230465240N/AN/AN/AN/A
Advanced Information Security
( PDF / DOCX )
N/AN/AN/AN/A465250465260N/AN/A
College Board Advanced Placement
(AP) Computer Science Principles
565010565020N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
College Board Advanced Placement
(AP) Computer Science A
N/AN/AN/AN/A565110565120N/AN/A
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Computer Science SL
N/AN/AN/AN/A565210565220N/AN/A
International Baccalaureate (IB)
Computer Science HL
N/AN/AN/AN/A565310565320N/AN/A
Computer Science
Independent Study

( PDF / DOCX )
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A465910465920
Computer Science
Internship

( PDF / DOCX )
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A465950465960
Concurrent Credit
Computer Science
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A565910, 565920,565930, 565940, 565950, 565960, 565970, 565980, 565990
Weighted Concurrent Credit
Computer Science
(only to be used by ADE approval)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A565810, 565820,565830, 565840, 565850, 565860, 565870, 565880, 565890
 

Notes:

Note 1: All Arkansas Public High Schools must make available a sequential combination of courses with course codes listed in these two columns (under HS CS Level 1 and HS CS Level 2) 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: A MAD Lab style class was not developed under the latest revision; however, a school could create and implement a similar type experience under a Computer Science Independent Study program
 
Note 3: Robotics beyond HS CS Level 1 and Level 2 was not created; however, a school could create and implement an advanced robotics experience under a Computer Science Independent Study Program
 
Note 4: ADE / ARCareerED Joint Statement on the 2017-2018 Computer Science Initiative Implementation http://adecm.arkansas.gov/ViewApprovedMemo.aspx?Id=2157To 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 5: The Computer Science Fact Sheet continues to be updated with ongoing school year implementation guidance 

 

 

For more information, please contact:

Four Capitol Mall
Little Rock, AR 72201
501-682-0459
 
 
State Director of Computer Science Education
501-682-0459
 
Lead Computer Science Specialist
501-682-5169
 
Office of Computer Science Program Advisor
501-682-5246
Office of Computer Science Policy Development Coordinator
501-682-0459