Parents, business leaders, and politicians agree that computer science (CS) education is a critical and necessary component of U.S. high school curriculum. Today however, key indicators, such as course offerings and participation in CS-related advanced placement exams, point to a significant lack of K-12 CS curriculum. Statesboro High School in Bulloch County, Georgia does not currently offer any formal CS-related course, making it a prime example of this gap. Faculty from both the high school and Georgia Southern University’s Department of Information Technology decided to work together to 1) demonstrate the need for a CS curriculum, 2) demonstrate the desire for CS-related courses, and 3) begin laying the foundation for a structured CS program conforming to Georgia state policy and guidelines.
Thackston, Russell; Kadlec, Chris; and Rasnick, Elizabeth, "CASE STUDY: LESSONS LEARNED WHILE LAYING THE FOUNDATION FOR A HIGH SCHOOL COMPUTER SCIENCE CURRICULUM" (2018). SAIS 2018 Proceedings. 7.