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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

The Maryland State Board of Education has approved a new set of standards designed to further strengthen computer science education in Maryland. The new standards integrate technology education throughout each grade level, and are designed to be specific, measurable, and include performance expectations. The standards, starting in kindergarten and progressing through high school, align to the national K-12 Computer Science Standards approved by the Computer Science Teachers Association last year.

Source: Maryland Department of Education

STATE OF MARYLAND REQUIREMENTS

          • HB 281 requires all high schools in Maryland to offer at least one computer science course by the 2021 – 2022 school year. 
          • High schools in Maryland have a technology credit requirement for graduation. 
          • Middle schools are required to teach computational thinking. 
          • Elementary schools must incorporate computers science into their curriculum. 

Source: Maryland Department of Education 

DID YOU KNOW


The following classes in Maryland can fulfill the technology requirement: 

  • Foundations of Computer Science 
  • AP CSP 
  • AP CS A 

AP CS A can also fulfill one of four math credits. 

Source: Maryland Department of Education 

In Maryland, teachers that have already obtained a 7 – 12 teaching licenses can receive their initial computer science teaching license by passing the Praxis CS Exam. 

 Source: Burning Glass 

MARYLAND COURSE ALIGNMENTS

Maryland 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 Maryland Standards

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REX ACADEMY ALIGNED COURSES (HIGH SCHOOL)
Maryland Standard Rex Academy Course
Foundations of Computer Science  Computer Science I 
Algorithms and Programming  Computer Science 2 
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)
Maryland 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)
Maryland 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
Foundations of Computer Science
AP CS Principles
Algorithms and Programming
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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