Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Off-Cycle Computer Science Opportunity

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Superintendents; Assistant Superintendent; Principals; School Counselors; CTE Coordinator (COOPs and regular school districts)

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The Arkansas Department of Education, Division of Career and Technical Education (DCTE) and Office of Computer Science and Computing are excited to announce the opening of an off-cycle window to offer new Computer Science Program of Study options. The application window will run from April 15, 2021 to 11:59 PM on May 14, 2021. Funding may be available for this off-cycle window, but is not guaranteed. In the event that funding is available, the distribution of funds will be based on the review of application criteria. All DCTE and Perkins V requirements shall be followed to maintain approval for these new Programs of Study.

Each of the three new Programs of Study include three new courses that were created in the most recent standards update by the ADE Office of Computer Science and Computing. These include:

  • Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning
  • Computer Engineering
  • Data Science

Off-Cycle Condensed Application, Rubric, Program of Study documents with course codes, and Minimum Equipment Lists can be found at this link:

DCTE staff are available to assist with technical assistance in the implementation of Computer Science Programs of Study.



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