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.
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.
CodeHS Announced Code Missouri Partner Schools and Districts
Missouri, USA (March 5, 2018)— CodeHS, a San Francisco-based computer science teaching platform, is pleased to announce 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:
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 is a comprehensive teaching platform for helping schools teach computer science by providing web-based curriculum, teacher tools and resources, and professional development. There are over 500,000 students using the platform and 7,000 classrooms on CodeHS every month.