What is Code.org?

Since becoming a Code.org regional partner in later 2019, AVID has trained 1,500 educators and engaged over 30,000 students through the partnership work.

Code.org is a non-profit dedicated to expanding participation in computer science through advocacy, curriculum reform, and professional development. Over a third of schools in the United States use Code.org’s K–12 curriculum, which is free, highly rated by teachers, and aligned to state learning standards.

AVID is proud to be Code.org’s regional training partner for the states of Washington, Montana, Oregon, Idaho and Wyoming. Join us as we establish, grow, and sustain a local community of educators with on-going implementation support, community events, and resources to prepare learners for the future.

Educators Trained

Students Impacted

Inspiring high quality professional learning with experienced facilitators.

Workshops are open to all qualified educators in Montana, Oregon, Idaho, Washington, and Wyoming.

Computer Science Fundamentals

Grades K–5

Designed to be fun and engaging, CSF blends online and "unplugged" activities to teach students computational thinking, problem-solving, and programming concepts.

Computer Science Discoveries

Grades 6–10

Empower students to engage with computer science as a medium for creativity, communication, problem-solving, and fun in this introductory course.

Computer Science Principles

Grades 9–12

Explore this rigorous, engaging, and approachable course to learn foundational ideas of computing and understand how these concepts are transforming our world.

AP Computer Science A

AP Computer Science A (AP CSA) is a Java programming course offered by the College Board. It introduces students to fundamental topics of software engineering and object-oriented design using the Java programming language.

Code.org’s CSA curriculum is designed to make introductory Java programming more accessible and engaging for students who have traditionally been underrepresented in computer science, particularly young women and students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups. It is recommended for students in grades 9-12 who have already completed an introductory CS course, such as CS Principles or CS Discoveries.

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Scholarships available for qualified applicants!

Computer science is a foundational skill that is often overlooked in K-12 education, leaving students underserved and creating large equity and diversity gaps in tech. We believe any educator can integrate computer science into their classroom.

Take advantage of AVID’s need-based scholarship opportunities to learn how to help your students develop computer science skills in developmentally appropriate ways. To qualify, you will:

  • Complete the training/workshop sequence
  • Implement the CS curriculum with your students