Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Computer Science Gold Medal School Program (ACSGM) Submission Window

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The Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) Office of Computer Science is pleased to announce the submission window for the Computer Science Gold Medal School Program (ACSGM) opens today, December 6, 2022. The ACSGM was announced via Commissioner’s Memo COM-23-030 in the fall of 2022, and was designed to recognize Arkansas high schools for outstanding work in supporting and implementing the Arkansas Computer Science and Computing Initiative. Schools are ranked based on information submitted to and reviewed by the ADE Office of Computer Science. 

As part of the ranking rubric schools may receive no ranking, honorable mention, bronze, silver, or gold ranking, with gold ranking being the highest level and requiring high performance in a majority of the criteria.

The submission portal ( is now open and will close at 11:45 p.m. on January 31, 2023.

Rankings for the 2022-2023 school year will be announced at the ADE Summit in June of 2023.

More information, as made available, may be found at:

This is Computer Science Education Week. Arkansas is releasing a new Computer Science related announcement and/or commitment each day of this week. For a full listing of the announcements as they are made, please visit the ADE Computer Science Website at:

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