Petitioning Superintendent of Public Instruction Mike P. Flanagan

Make Computer Science Courses Count toward Graduation Credits

Every student in every school should have the opportunity to learn computer programming. Computer science should be part of the core curriculum in education, alongside other science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) courses, such as biology, physics, chemistry and algebra.

Unfortunately, computer science courses in high school are often electives. In fact, only 14 states and DC clearly allow a rigorous CS course, such as AP CS to count toward math/science graduation requirements.

Letter to
Superintendent of Public Instruction Mike P. Flanagan
Make Computer Science Courses Count toward Graduation Credits