Dozens of industry, education, and state leaders support new Code.org AP curriculum

Code.org will launch this free AP CSA curriculum for all schools starting in the 2022–23 school year.

In late February, we announced that Code.org is developing a first-of-its-kind curriculum for the AP Computer Science A (CSA) Java programming course with an intentional focus on increasing student access, participation, and diversity.

With cross-sector support, Code.org is developing a first-of-its-kind Computer Science A (CSA) Java programming curriculum designed with equity at its core. (Photo by Code.org)

State government support for computer science continues to grow

State leaders from the following states have all pledged to expand AP CSA and committed to encouraging all high schools in their states to offer computer science:

  • Michigan
  • New Mexico
  • Oklahoma
  • Ohio
  • Georgia
  • Pennsylvania

Our Industry Advisory Council includes representatives from:

Our Education Advisory Council includes representatives from:

What’s next?

Code.org will launch this new curriculum for AP CSA and make it available at no cost for all schools starting in the 2022–23 school year. Teachers can sign up for professional development workshops to teach the material in 2022. Teachers and others can sign up here to receive news and updates as the curriculum development progresses.

Here’s what representatives from some participating companies had to say about their involvement in the Industry Advisory Council:

“We at Amazon Future Engineer are excited to help Code.org bring a new CSA course to life — especially one grounded in real-world software development practices. As someone who has been both a teacher of college computer science students and a software engineer at tech companies, I know early exposure helps students take their next step. This is especially true for students in underrepresented groups we most hope to reach.” Pedrito Maynard-Zhang, PhD, Sr. Software Development Engineer, Amazon Future Engineer

Here’s what representatives from some participating colleges and universities had to say about their involvement in the Education Advisory Council:

“The pillars of learning to reach ALL students are Diversity, Empathy, Equity, and Inclusion. Our teachers in high school and faculty in higher education are committed and excited to partner with Code.org as we strive to engage and teach ALL students to discover the power of computing.” Lethia Jackson, Bowie State

Code.org® is dedicated to expanding access to computer science increasing participation by young women and students from other underrepresented groups.

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