How can schools participate in CS4RI?  

There are multiple on-ramps for participation in CS4RI. By choosing from a menu of options, schools can integrate CS in a way that makes sense for them and for their students. This builds on the great work that students and educators in Rhode Island are doing on a daily basis, and supports districts in developing meaningful K - 12 CS pathways. There are eight levels of engagement in CS4RI: 

1. Standalone Course: yearlong or semester-long CS course                 

2. CS Integration: lessons/modules integrated into an existing course period (e.g. library, tech, core subject, etc.)                         

3. External Access - 1: students are accessing CS courses not offered by their home school (e.g. ACN)                             

4. External Access - 2: students have access to CS courses not offered by their home school (e.g. ACN)                        

5. CS Exposure - 1: Completed 1 or more Hour of Code (or similar) events with students, and sent students to participate in the CS4RI Summit

6. CS Exposure - 2: Completed 1 or more Hour of Code (or similar) events with students

7. CS Commitment - 1: Planned CS pilot in 2018 

8. CS Commitment - 2: Completed educator PD and commitment to offer courses 


What is next for CS4RI? 

By 2025, CS4RI aims to double the number of computer science graduates in Rhode Island.


How do I get involved? 

Explore this website to learn more about CS4RI opportunities, or reach out today!


Do I need to collect data?

See the CS4RI Data Guidance document for guidance on data collection around Computer Science programs.