CS Academy is a free, online curriculum for high school students that helps instructors teach computer programming using engaging graphics and animations. The curriculum fills a gap between introductory computer science educational materials available for grades K-8 and the rigorous Advanced Placement courses that the most advanced students might take later in high school.
Founded by Mark Stehlik and David Kosbie — two of the School of Computer Science’s award-winning teaching professors — the CS Academy was developed in response to requests from secondary school teachers and principals, who face growing demands from parents for computer science education but must cope with a lack of educational standards for computer science, a paucity of trained teachers and limited teaching materials. CS Academy doesn’t just provide the curriculum framework, though. It comes with teacher training, an online interactive textbook, online technical support and more.
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