Code.org District Program
As AI and emerging technologies transform nearly every aspect of our lives, Code.org is leading a movement to ensure that K-12 students are equipped to adapt to the realities of a rapidly evolving knowledge economy. For more than a decade, Code.org has partnered with educators to advocate for not just policy change, but the resources necessary to expand access to high quality computer science (CS) curriculum and professional learning experiences.
District leaders around the United States can now partner with Code.org directly, at no cost to:
- Prepare students to thrive in a rapidly evolving world of work
- Boost access to engaging STEM courses and pathways
- Invest in teachers and administrators through high-quality professional learning experiences
- Tap into the energy, aspirations, and potential of all students to close equity gaps in computer science education and career pathways
- Align with the education-to-workforce priorities of employers and policymakers
Turnkey K-12 computer science curriculum
Get a complete, free open source K-12 program and learning platform to introduce computer science at any grade.
High-quality professional learning
Receive access to engaging, professional learning experiences that equip educators with the resources and support to meet the needs of all students.
Local implementation support & resources
Support teams who understand your district's unique needs and provide differentiated guidance on implementation, certification and funding. Ready-made resources to engage students, families, and educators.
Exclusive opportunities to collaborate with education, policy and industry leaders
Exclusive district partner webinars, conference meet-ups, and networking opportunities throughout the year.
Insight into district-level computer science access and participation
CS Access data and Code.org data reports to learn more about your district's strengths and opportunities in CS.
National visibility and recognition
We'll spotlight your district on the Code.org website alongside partners including Amazon, The College Board, Google, and Microsoft.
Amazon Future Engineer Benefits
Eligible schools can receive paid 1-year CSTA membership for teachers, Amazon classroom resources, first access to career exploration offerings, awards, scholarships, and more.
Scholarships for schools serving underserved students
Access to $1.5M in Professional Learning scholarships for teachers serving students traditionally underrepresented in CS.
Take the next step!
If you are interested in becoming a district partner or have questions about the partnership, fill out the form below and a member of the Code.org team and/or our Regional Partner will be in touch.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why should my district teach computer science?
Computer science is foundational for all students. More than 90% of parents want schools to teach computer science and students rank CS as their third favorite subject behind the arts. Computing occupations are now the fastest-growing segment of all professions and the majority of all U.S. occupations now involve "moderately digital" skills. Students who study computer science perform better in other subjects, excel at problem-solving, and are more likely to attend college, according to recent research.
Learn more at code.org/stats.
Can I become a Code.org District Partner if I'm outside the United States?
Currently the Code.org District Partner program is only available for districts in the United States. If you are interested in what is happening with computer science in your country, find your international Code.org partner.
Are Code.org's courses aligned to any standards?
Yes! Specifically, our courses were written using both the K-12 Framework for Computer Science and the 2017 CSTA standards. Additionally, CS Principles and CSA meet the AP Frameworks for each course. You can learn more about standards alignment for each course by visiting their specific course pages. Visit code.org/teach to learn more.
What qualifications or certifications does a teacher need to teach computer science?
The answer will vary by state — contact your Regional Partner for details specific to your state and district. You can also find an overview of state certification requirements here (click on the “Certification” tab near the top).
How much does it cost to offer computer science with Code.org?
All Code.org course materials are free — now and forever. There may be a fee associated with professional development (varies by region), but every region offers scholarships and discounts that you may qualify for (check here). Other costs, like devices and other classroom supplies, internet access, and administrative support, will vary by region and class size. You can take a look at hardware and internet requirements for Code.org courses here.
How can I pay for professional development?
Code.org offers a number of scholarships and discounts for teachers attending our professional development workshops. Other funding sources, like Perkins funds and state funding, may also be available to you. Contact your Regional Partner to learn more about the funding options available.
What type of class schedule are the courses designed for?
Schools and teachers have the flexibility to teach our CS Fundamentals and CS Discoveries courses in the way that best fits with their school schedules. CS Principles and CSA should be taught as full-year courses. Our PL programs provide guidance. Learn more about our various offerings at code.org/teach.
Do high school computer science courses count toward graduation?
Take a look here to see if your state allows computer science courses to count toward graduation (click the “Count” tab near the top).
How do I or my counselors recruit students to take the class?
We have a number of suggestions and materials for encouraging students to take computer science. Find them all at code.org/recruit.
Amazon Future Engineer
Special support for teachers at underserved schools. Find out if your school is eligible.
District Case Studies
See how three different districts are bringing CS to their students.