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At Rex Academy, we are dedicated to building quality Computer Science education for all ages. Our core belief is that Computer Science should be available to all learners. Computer science is a gateway to many opportunities.

Learning to code is as important as read and write for this generation. Rex makes the process of teaching and learning Computer Science easy and enjoyable for all!

FEATURES

Browser-Based

Standards Aligned (Texas has K-12 Computer Science Standards)

Self-Paced

Integrated Code Editors and Virtual Machines

Auto-Grading

In Depth Analytics

Project-Based Curriculum

K-5 Common Core Aligned

Advances in technology have changed the way students live, play, and learn.

Now more than ever, Florida educators use their ingenuity to adapt to both the ever-changing technology and the needs of today’s students. In many cases, educators are preparing students for jobs that do not yet exist. This is a formidable challenge; however, by teaching students essential 21st century skills through the merging of effective technology tools and best practices of instruction, transformative teaching is happening in Florida schools.

At Rex, we have matched Florida’s vision with our own.

STATE OF FLORIDA REQUIREMENTS

The State of Florida is currently responding to the current landscape in CTE and STEM education. As such, Florida has taken some great strides over the last few years to improve their computer science education. 

  1. Florida, like many states, will allow computer science courses to count as a math credit for their graduation. However, it is not a core admission requirement for any institution of higher learning. 
  2. Florida currently does mandate that secondary schools offer computer science as a course. Students can access via the Florida Virtual School if a district is unable to provide access. 
  3. Florida has written K – 12 Computer Science Standards.  They can be found here:  Florida Standards 
  4. Florida has not created a state plan for K-12 computer science education. This simply means that the state does not have a long-term plan for carrying out goals regarding computer science education or its impact  for student preparedness in the workforce.
  5. Florida has a severe computer science teacher shortage. In 2016, Florida universities did not graduate a single new computer science teacher. 

 Source: Florida Department of Education 

DID YOU KNOW

The field of Computer Science offers plenty of well-paying jobs, but less than 1 percent of the undergraduates enrolled in Florida’s universities earned degrees in that major last year.

Source: The Orlando Sentinel

State leaders hope a new $10 million investment to train more Computer Science teachers -- the largest in the nation -- and new flexibility in course requirements will help get more teenagers into Computer Science classes in high school and persuade them to stick with the subject once in college.

Source: The Orlando Sentinel

FLORIDA OFFERS FOLLOWING COURSES

CTE-IT.68.IS:Information Support and Services 

CTE-IT.68.NET: Network Systems  

CTE-IT.68.PROG: Programming and Software Development

CTE-IT.68.WEB: Web and Digital Communications  

Fundamentals of Cybersecurity

AP Computer Science A

AP Computer Science Principles 

Florida opened its doors For Coding

Code with the world’s most
student-centric Computer Science
platform.

Rex Academy Courses Aligned with Florida Standards

World Class Tech Platform

REX ACADEMY ALIGNED COURSES (HIGH SCHOOL)
Florida Standard Rex Academy Course
CTE-IT.68.PROG: Programming and Software Development    Computer Science I 
CTE-IT.68.WEB: Web and Digital Communications    Web Design and Development 
CTE-IT.68.NET: Network Systems    Intro to Networking 
AP Computer Science A – 10157  AP Computer Science A  
AP Computer Science Principles – 10019  AP Computer Science Principles  
Fundamentals of Cybersecurity   Cybersecurity 1 
REX ACADEMY ALIGNED COURSES (MIDDLE SCHOOL)
Florida Standard Rex Academy Course
Grade 6 – Technology Applications 2D Game Design  Web Design and Media 
Grade 7 – Technology Applications IT Fundamentals and Networking  Cybersecurity 
Grade 8 – Technology Applications Intro. to Python  Intro. to Java 
REX ACADEMY ALIGNED COURSES (ELEMENTARY):
Florida Standard Rex Academy Course
Grade 1 – Technology Applications E – Books Kodu
Grade 2 – Technology Applications Kodu Scratch Jr.
Grade 3 – Technology Applications Scratch Keyboarding
Grade 4 – Technology Applications Intermediate Scratch / App Inventor Keyboarding and the Internet
Grade 5 – Technology Applications Advanced Scratch / App Inventor / Alice 3.0 Keyboarding and the Internet

REX ACADEMY RECOMMENDED PATHWAYS

Elementary
K 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Ebooks
Kodu
Scratch Jr.
Keyboarding and Internet
Scratch
App Inventor
Alice 3.0
Middle School
6th 7th 8th
2D Game Design
Web Design and Media
Cybersecurity
IT Fundamentals and Networking
Intro to Python
Intro to Java
High School
9th 10th 11th 12th
Programming and Software Development
AP CS Principles
Web and Digital Communication
Network Systems
Fundamentals of Cybersecurity
AP Computer Science A

Rex recognizes the need to improve students’ resume by offering key certifications. Rex’s curriculum prepares you for certification once the proper classes have been successfully completed.

CERTIFICATIONS PREPARATION BY REX

Certification Name Offered Through Rex Preparation Class
Exam 98-381: Introduction to programming using Python Microsoft Intro. to Python
Exam 98-388: Introduction to programing using Java Microsoft Intro. to Java
Java SE 8 Programmer I (1Z0-808) Oracle Intro. to Java and AP Java
IT Fundamentals+ CompTIA IT Fundamentals
Exam 98-383 Introduction to Programming Using HTML and CSS Microsoft Web Design
Network+ CompTIA Networking
Security+ CompTIA Cybersecurity Level 1 and 2
Certified Ethical Hacker EC-Council Cybersecurity Level 1 and 2

ADDITIONAL REX ALIGNMENTS

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