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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 (Michigan 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

Michigan’s vision for computer science education is that all of their students will learn and develop the following fundamental skill in computer science.

  • Learn new approaches to problem solving;
  • Harness the power of computational thinking; and
  • Use computer science tools to create technology.

As such, they have developed the following core concepts:

  1. Computing Systems
  2. Networks and the Internet
  3. Data and Analysis
  4. Algorithms and Programming
  5. Impacts of Computing

Furthermore, these are Michigan’s core practices:

  1. Fostering an Inclusive Computing Culture
  2. Creating Computational Artifacts
  3. Collaborating Around the World
  4. Testing and Refining Computational Artifacts
  5. Recognizing and Defining Computational Programs
  6. Communicating About Computing
  7. Developing and Using Abstractions

Source: Michigan Department of Education

 

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

STATE OF MICHIGAN REQUIREMENTS

Requirements: 

Michigan does not yet require secondary schools to offer computer science programs.

In Michigan, computer science courses may count as a graduation credit towards certain math courses and possibly other graduation requirements.

Source: Michigan Department of Education

DID YOU KNOW

Michigan does not yet have a clear pathway for certification for computer science teachers. Their programs continue to be underserved by a lack of teachers.

Source: Code.org

Michigan has broken up their standards into the following grade bands:

Level 1A: Lower Elementary (K – 2)
Level 1B: Upper Elementary (3 – 5)
Level 2: Middle School (6 – 8)
Level 3A: High School (9 – 10)
Level 3B: High School (11 – 12)
 

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Rex Academy Courses Aligned with Michigan Standards

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REX ACADEMY ALIGNED COURSES (HIGH SCHOOL)
Michigan Standard -3A Rex Academy Course
Computing Systems Computer Science I
Algorithms and Programming Computer Science 2
Computing Systems Web Design and Development
AP Computer Science Principles AP Computer Science Principles
Michigan Standard -3B Rex Academy Course
Networks and the Internet IT Fundamentals and Networking
AP Computer Science A AP Computer Science A
Impacts of Computing / Cybersecurity Cybersecurity 1
Rex academy aligned courses (Middle School):
Michigan 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):
Michigan Standard - 1A Rex Academy Course
1st Grade E – Books Kodu
2nd Grade Kodu Scratch Jr.
3rd Grade Scratch Keyboarding
Michigan Standard - 1B Rex Academy Course
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
Computer Science 1
AP CS Principles
Computer Science 2 / Web Design
IT Fundamentals and Networking
AP Computer Science A
Cybersecurity
Middle School
6th 7th 8th
2D Game Design
Web Design and Media
Cybersecurity
IT Fundamentals and Networking
Intro to Python
Intro to 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

ADDITIONAL REX ALIGNMENTS

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