Posted: Thu, 01/02/2020 - 11:00am Updated: Thu, 01/02/2020 - 11:01am

IC 20-30-5-23

After June 30, 2021, each public high school, including each charter school, shall offer at least one (1) computer science course as a one (1) semester elective in the public high school’s curriculum at least once each school year for high school students. After June 30, 2021, each public school, including each charter school, shall include computer science in the public school’s curriculum for students in kindergarten through grade 12.

The following high school CS courses may be utilized to meet the above requirements.  For detailed course descriptions, please visit this page.

Approved High School Computer Science (CS) Courses to meet IC 20-30-5-23

4803: Introduction to Computer Science

4801: Computer Science I

5236: Computer Science II

5252: Computer Science III: Special Topics

5249: Computer Science III: Software Development

5250: Computer Science III: Databases

5251: Computer Science III: Informatics

5253: Computer Science III: Cybersecurity

4570: AP Computer Science A

4568: AP Computer Science Principles

4586: IB Computer Science Standard Level

4584: IB Computer Science Higher Level

8118/8116: Cambridge International AS and A Level Computer Science

 

K-8 computer science standards were adopted by the State Board of Education in April, 2016, to be implemented beginning in the 2016-2017 school year. The Indiana K-8 computer science grade band standards are housed as part of the Indiana science standards, and may be assessed as part of the ILEARN science assessments in grades 4 and 6.

 

It is important to note that the Indiana K-8 computer science standards are not intended to replace the appropriate grade level science standards, but should be taught in addition to the science standards.

Title Updated Download
K-12 Computer Science Standards 11/07/2018 PDF
K-2 Computer Science 05/19/2016 PDF
3-5 Computer Science 05/19/2016 PDF
6-8 Computer Science 05/19/2016 PDF
Computer Science – Middle Level 04/10/2019 PDF
Introduction to Computer Science 05/02/2018 PDF
Computer Science I 05/02/2018 PDF
Computer Science II 05/02/2018 PDF
Computer Science II: Special Topics 01/04/2016 PDF
Computer Science III: Cybersecurity  05/02/2018 PDF
Computer Science III: Databases 05/02/2018 PDF
Computer Science III: Informatics 05/02/2018 PDF
Computer Science III:  Software Development 05/02/2018 PDF
The Code.org Advocacy Coalition has put forth a series of nine policy recommendations that states can implement to support and expand computer science education. Indiana is proud to be the 3rd state to have implemented all nine policies. Information about these policies and Indiana’s progress can be found in Indiana’s State Fact Sheet.