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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!

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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 IOWA REQUIREMENTS

Computer science has become a new basic skill in today’s economy and Iowa wants to ensure all of our K-12 students are offered high-quality computer science education that prepares them for personal and professional success in a digital world.

Iowa’s journey began in 2017 when former Gov. Terry Branstad signed Senate File 274 into law. This bill set the goal that high schools, middle schools and elementary schools would offer high-quality computer science instruction by July 1, 2019. The bill also called for establishing state computer science standards, endorsements for computer science instruction and created a computer science professional development incentive fund.

Source: Iowa Department of Education 

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

 STATE OF IOWA REQUIREMENTS: 

Requirements: 

House File 2629, signed into law in 2020 by Gov. Kim Reynolds, built on Senate File 274 by requiring, for the first time, that K-12 schools provide computer science instruction. 

  1. High schools must offer at least one high-quality one-semester course starting July 1, 2022. 
  2. Middle schools must provide high-quality computer science in seventh or eighth grade by July 1, 2023. 
  3. Elementary schools must provide high-quality computer science in at least one grade level by July 1, 2023. 
  4. Schools and the state also must develop K-12 computer science plans by July 1, 2022. 

 School districts are encouraged to allow computer science courses that meet state computer science standards and include math content to count as math credits for students who have completed other courses covering the required state math standards. In addition, a computer science course may fulfill a math requirement for graduation if the course meets state academic standards in math. 

 Source: Iowa Department of Education 

DID YOU KNOW

The Iowa Department of Education also established two previous work groups in response to Senate File 274. 

Source: Iowa Department of Education 

There were 7 million job openings in 2015 in occupations that require coding skills. 

A software engineer could find themselves working at [a tech company], as they could in a hospital or at an automotive manufacturer.

 Source: Burning Glass 

IOWA COURSE ALIGNMENTS

Iowa aligns to CSTA and ISTE and therefore has five Core Computer Science Concepts: 

Computing Systems 

Networks and the Internet 

Data and Analysis 

Algorithms and Programming 

Impacts of Computing

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Rex Academy Courses Aligned with Iowa Standards

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REX ACADEMY ALIGNED COURSES (HIGH SCHOOL)
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)
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):
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

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
Python
Java
High School
9th 10th 11th 12th
Computer Science 1
AP CS Principles
Computer Science 2 / Web Design
IT Fundamentals and Networking
AP Computer Science A
Cybersecurity

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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