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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

Pennsylvania uses the CSTA K – 12  standards as the guiding principles for their computer science education. 

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

In addition, Pennsylvania has a strong dedication towards STEM education in order to integrate interdisciplinary instruction into computer science and promote collaboration, communication, problem-solving, critical thinking, and computational thinking within their students. 

Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education 

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

STATE OF PENNSYLVANIA REQUIREMENTS

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

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

 Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education 

Additionally, the following certificates in Pennsylvania may be used to teach computer science (with recommended training to meet competencies): 

  • Math 7 – 12  
  • Business Computer Information Systems 
  • Technology Education PK – 12 
  • Mid – level Math 6 – 9 and 4 – 8  
  • Mid – level Science 6 – 9 and 4 – 8 
  • Elementary K – 6  
  • Early Childhood N – 3, PK – 4  

    DID YOU KNOW

    A teacher with existing licensure in Pennsylvania may obtain the computer science endorsement by passing the state content exam. 
    Source: Pennsylvania Department of Education 

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    Rex Academy Courses Aligned with Pennsylvania Standards

    World Class Tech Platform

    REX ACADEMY ALIGNED COURSES (HIGH SCHOOL)
    Pennsylvania 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  IT Fundamentals and 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):
    Pennsylvania 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):
    Pennsylvania 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
    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
    REX ACADEMY ALIGNED COURSES (ELEMENTARY):
    Pennsylvania 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 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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