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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

STATE OF IDAHO REQUIREMENTS

Idaho standards were developed with several related existing standards from CSTA (Computer Science Teacher Association), ISTE (International Society for Technology in Education), Idaho Department of Education, and Idaho CTE Programming Standards. 

CSTA 2016 Computer Science draft standards are the primary source since it aligns with the new K-12 CS Framework. The K-12 CS framework provides overarching, high-level guidance per grade bands, while the standards provide detailed student performance expectations at particular grade levels. 

Source: Idaho Department of Education 

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

STATE OF IDAHO REQUIREMENTS: 

Requirements: 

  • HB 648 requires each high school in Idaho to make at least one computer science course available to students by fiscal year 2020.  
  • Classes can be offered virtually if a district cannot accommodate direct instruction. 

Source: Idaho Department of Education 

DID YOU KNOW

In Idaho, teachers can acquire 6 – 12 licensing or 5 – 9 endorsements by passing the state – approved Praxis CS exam. Only 1 Computer Science teacher graduated in 2018 across the state, creating a massive shortage of teachers. 

Computer Science is no part of STEM education in Idaho. The state has a plan in place to create more equity in computer science by reaching out to marginalized racial and ethnic groups, low – income students, females, and other unrepresented groups in computer science. 

IDADO OFFERS FOLLOWING CONCEPTS AND PRACTICES

Computing Systems  

Networks and the Internet

Data and Analysis

Algorithms and Programming 

Impacts of Computing

Fostering an Inclusive Computing Culture 

Collaborating Around Computing 

Recognizing and Defining Computational Problems 

Developing and Using Abstractions 

Creating Computational Artifacts 

Testing and Refining Computational Artifacts 

Communicating About Computing

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Rex Academy Courses Aligned with Idaho Standards

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REX ACADEMY ALIGNED COURSES (HIGH SCHOOL)
Idaho Standard Rex Academy Course
Computing Systems  Computer Science I 
Algorithms and Programming  Computer Science 2 
Computing Systems  Web Design and Development 
Networks and the Internet  Intro to Networking 
AP Computer Science A  AP Computer Science A 
AP Computer Science Principles  AP Computer Science Principles 
Impacts of Computing / Cybersecurity  Cybersecurity 1 
REX ACADEMY ALIGNED COURSES (MIDDLE SCHOOL)
Idaho 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)
Idaho Standard Rex Academy Course
1st Grade  E – Books  Kodu 
2nd Grade  Kodu  Scratch Jr. 
3rd Grade  Scratch  Keyboarding 
4th Grade  Intermediate Scratch / App Inventor  Keyboarding and the Internet 
5th Grade  Advanced Scratch / App Inventor / Alice 3.0  Keyboarding and the Internet 

REX ACADEMY RECOMMENDED PATHWAYS

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
Middle School
6th 7th 8th
2D Game Design
Web Design and Media
Cybersecurity
IT Fundamentals and Networking
Python
Java
Elementary
K 1st 2nd 3rd 4th 5th
Ebooks
Kodu
Scratch Jr.
Keyboarding and Internet
Scratch
App Inventor
Alice 3.0

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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