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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 ILLINOIS REQUIREMENTS

Illinois is to adopt computer science education standards soon. The Illinois State Board of Education recently passed House Bill 2170 to announce that the state will be adopting K-12 computer science education standards. It is expected to be released in December 2021. 

Source: Illinois Department of Education 

Expected Illinois CS Education Requirement: 

  • By 2023-2024 school year, all high schools are required to offer computer science 
  • By 2022-2023 school year, entering 9th grade students are required to take a course on computer literacy (“computer literacy” is not yet defined). 
  • Districts are required to offer computer science literacy in the elementary and middle school settings. 

Source: Illinois Department of Education 

 Current Landscape: 

  • Illinois does not yet provide dedicated funding for computer science (curriculum funding and professional development). 
  • They have yet to establish pathways to get teachers trained. 
  • Computer science will count towards math credit within the state’s high school graduation policy. 

Source: Illinois Department of Education 

DID YOU KNOW

Rex Academy Courses Aligned with Illinois Standards

World Class Tech Platform

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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