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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 (West 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 2019, the West Virginia Board of Education adopted mandatory computer science standards for all students. Within these standards were seven key fundamentals to be taught:

  • Empowered Learner – Students take an active role in choosing, achieving, and demonstrating they skills in the field of computer science.
  • Digital Citizen – Students recognize the rights and responsibilities of living and working in an interconnected world and behave in a safe, legal, and ethical manner.
  • Knowledge Constructor – Students use a variety of tools to gain learning experiences for themselves and others.
  • Innovative Designer – Students are able to use a variety of technological tools to create artifacts and solve problems.
  • Computational Thinker – Students are able to develop and employ effective strategies that solve complex problems.
  • Creative Communicator – Students are able to communicate and create an atmosphere where they can band together and use various platforms to achieve their goals.
  • Global Collaborator – Students enrich their learning environments and that of others by cooperating with each other and working effectively.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

In addition, West Virginia has a large emphasis on college and career-readiness programs.

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

STATE OF WEST VIRGINIA REQUIREMENTS

West Virginia adopted K – 12 computer science standards in 2019.

Currently, all high schools in West Virginia must offer at least one computer science course. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Computer Science in the Modern World
  • Computer Science – Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • AP CS Principles
  • AP CS A
  • IB Computing Studies
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Science and Information Systems
  • Computer Science / Programming
  • Computer Systems
  • Computer Technology
  • Network Technologty
  • Object-Oriented Language Operation System
  • Pascal Programming
  • Courses from CTE Pathways:
    • Advanced Careers Informatics
    • Computer Science – PLTW Best Practices 5
    • Cisco Networking Academies
    • Computer System Repair Technology
    • Coding, App, Game Design
    • Simulation and Game Development
    • Robotics

An AP computer science course in West Virginia may count as a fourth math credit or a science credit for graduation.

DID YOU KNOW

In West Virginia, some computer science endorsements have been created, but there is no certification program in place to teach computer science courses. In most situations, the Praxis exam is used.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

According to a survey from Google/Gallup, 64% of principals in West Virginia think that computer science is just as or more important than the current crop of required core classes.

Source: West Virginia Department of Education

WEST VIRGINIA OFFERS FOLLOWING COURSES

West Virginia has five Core Computer Science Concepts: 

Computing Systems 

Networks and the Internet 

Data and Analysis 

Algorithms and Programming

Impacts of Computing

West Virginia opened its doors For Coding

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Rex Academy Courses Aligned with West Virginia Standards

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REX ACADEMY ALIGNED COURSES (HIGH SCHOOL)
West 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):
West 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):
West 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
IT Fundamentals+ CompTIA IT Fundamentals
Network+ CompTIA Networking
Security+ CompTIA Cybersecurity Level 1 and 2

ADDITIONAL REX ALIGNMENTS

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