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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

In 2018, the New York State Legislature passed, and the Governor signed into law required the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to create a workgroup and present draft NYS K-12 Computer Science Learning Standards to the Commissioner of Education and the Board of Regents for approval. New York is preparing all of their students to live and work in a dynamic, technology-driven 21st-Century world. 

“Technology is a large part of children’s lives, and the ability to understand and use technology safely and effectively to learn, communicate and create is critical for 21st century life, work and civic engagement,” Board of Regents Vice Chancellor T. Andrew Brown said. “The COVID-19 emergency has magnified the digital divide that separates so many of our most vulnerable students from their peers. As the Board of Regents and the Department work to ensure that all students have access to a high-quality education, it’s critical that comprehensive technology learning is available to our youngest students and continues throughout their scholastic career.”  

Source: News10.com 

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

STATE OF NEW YORK REQUIREMENTS

Guiding Principles: 

  • Equity and Access: Equity and diversity should be attended to, allowing for engagement by all students and flexibility in how students may demonstrate proficiency. The standards support a cultural view of learning and human development in which multiple expressions of diversity are recognized and regarded as assets for teaching and learning—otherwise referred to as Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education (CR-S) 
  • Interdisciplinary Connections: The standards will complement and promote learning across disciplines. 
  • Coherence:  The standards will be focused on the most important knowledge and skills that all students need to know. The standards will be clearly written, demonstrate vertical and horizontal alignment, and articulate a clear learning progression. 
  • Relevance and Engagement: The standards will motivate and empower students, allow for a focus on appropriate real-world challenges, and will prepare students to adapt and prosper in a world that is increasing influenced and shaped by technological advancements. 

 Source: New York Department of Education 

DID YOU KNOW

Currently, New York does not have any computer science requirements in high school. Like most states, New York struggles with Computer Science PD and staffing shortages.

New York Has Five Core Computer Science Concepts:

1. Impacts of Computing 

  • Society
  • Ethics
  • Accessibility
  • Career Paths

2. Computational Thinker 

  • Modeling and Simulation 
  • Data Analysis and Visualization
  • Abstraction and Decomposition
  • Algorithms and Programming

3. Network and Systems Design

  • Hardware and Software 
  • Networks and the Internet

4. Cybersecurity

  • Risks
  • Safeguards 
  • Response

5. Digital Literacy

  • Digital Use
  • Digital Citizenship

New York Opened Its Doors For Coding

Code with the world’s most
student-centric Computer Science
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Rex Academy Courses Aligned with New York Standards

World Class Tech Platform

REX ACADEMY ALIGNED COURSES (HIGH SCHOOL)
Arkansas Standard Rex Academy Course
Programming - 465070  Computer Science 1 
Programming - 465080  Computer Science 2 
Cybersecurity - 465270  Cybersecurity I 
Cybersecurity - 465280  Cybersecurity II 
Networking - 465170  Intro. to Networking 
Game Development and Design - 465670  2D Game Programming 
AP Computer Science A – 565130 AP Computer Science A 
AP Computer Science Principles – 565030 AP Computer Science Principles 
REX ACADEMY ALIGNED COURSES (MIDDLE SCHOOL)
Arkansas Standard Rex Academy Course
6th Grade  2D Game Design  Web Design 
7th Grade  IT Fundamentals  Cybersecurity 
8th Grade  Intro. to Python  Intro. to Java 
REX ACADEMY ALIGNED COURSES (ELEMENTARY)
Arkansas 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 1
Networking
AP CS Principles
Programming 2
Cybersecurity 1
Game Design
AP Computer Science A
Cybersecurity 2
Middle School
6th 7th 8th
2D Game Design
Web Design and Media
Cybersecurity
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
Network+ CompTIA Networking

ADDITIONAL REX ALIGNMENTS

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