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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 (Virginia 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 2017, the Virginia Board of Education adopted mandatory computer science standards for all students. Within these standards were four key fundamentals to be taught:

  • Computer Literacy – students can use computing technology with high efficiency.
  • Educational Technology – students can apply computer literacy to school subjects.
  • Digital Citizenship – students learn to use technology appropriately and responsibly.
  • Information Technology – students learn the industrial applications of computer science.

In addition, Virginia attempts to improve the following areas:

  • Computational thinking.
  • Creating a collaborative and inclusive environment for students.
  • Reducing the equity issues that surround computer science education.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

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

STATE OF VIRGINIA REQUIREMENTS

All schools in Virginia must implement the Virginia K – 12  Standards of Learning. However, not every school in Virginia offers computer science yet.

In Virginia, computer science courses may count as a graduation credit towards certain math, laboratory science, or CTE courses. In addition, computer science courses may also count as their foreign language requirement for graduation.

 

Source: Virginia Department of Education

DID YOU KNOW

A teacher with existing licensure in Virginia may obtain the computer science endorsement by passing the Praxis CS exam.

Source: Virginia Department of Education

Virginia’s CS standards were partly pushed for by CodeVA, nonprofit program in Virginia that advocates for CS education in the K-12 environment.  

Source: Ed week

VIRGINIA OFFERS FOLLOWING COURSES

Virginia somewhat aligns to CSTA and ISTE standards and therefore has six Core Computer Science Concepts:

Computing Systems 

Networks and the Internet 

Cybersecurity  

Algorithms and Programming

Impacts of Computing

Data and Analysis

Virginia opened its doors For Coding

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Rex Academy Courses Aligned with Virginia Standards

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REX ACADEMY ALIGNED COURSES (HIGH SCHOOL)
Virginia 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):
Virginia 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):
Virginia 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
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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