3/14/2018 12:03:09 PM
CodeHS announces Code Missouri Schools program
High School Computer Science,Computer Science Education,Code Missouri
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CodeHS announces Code Missouri Schools program

Richard Harris Richard Harris in Developer Jobs Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Code Missouri computer science education program launches to provide Missouri schools the resources to teach future developers.

CodeHS, a San Francisco-based computer science teaching platform, has announced the rural Missouri school districts who have been selected as partners to participate in Code Missouri for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school years.

The pilot school for Code Missouri is Fayette High School, where math teacher Kevin Pekkarinen is teaching the class. According to Kevin, “This was my chance to do more, by introducing rural students, who normally would not have the opportunity, to learn such an important skill and open the door for them to a plethora of career opportunities." These courses give students the opportunity to explore important topics in computing using their own ideas, problem solving skills, and creativity.

Code Missouri School districts:

  • Albany R-III School District - Albany, Missouri

  • Ash Grove R-IV School District - Ash Grove, Missouri

  • Bakersfield R4 School District - Bakersfield, Missouri

  • Boonville R-1 School District - Boonville, Missouri

  • Bucklin R-II School District - Bucklin, Missouri

  • Fayette R-III School District - Fayette, Missouri

  • Fulton Public Schools - Fulton, Missouri

  • Gasconade County R-I School District - Gasconade, Missouri

  • Henry County R-1 Schools - Windsor, Missouri

  • Higbee R-VIII School District - Higbee, Missouri

  • Hume R-VIII School District - Hume, Missouri

  • Keytesville R-III School District - Keytesville, Missouri

  • Maryville R2 School District - Maryville, Missouri

  • New Franklin R-1 School District - New Franklin, Missouri

  • Odessa R-VII School District - Odessa, Missouri

  • Portageville School District - Portageville, Missouri

  • Richmond R-XVI School District - Richmond, Missouri

  • Slater School District - Slater, Missouri

  • Wellington-Napoleon R9 School District - Wellington, Missouri

CodeHS launched Code Missouri in fall 2017 to help expand high-quality computer science programs across Missouri with a focus on rural school districts. The selected school districts will be provided free 6-12th grade computer science curriculum pathway, professional development training for teachers, CodeHS Pro accounts for the district, and ongoing implementation support for the 2018-2019 and 2019-2020 school years.

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