Arkansas Department of Education Division of Elementary and Secondary Education Course Code Updates for 2023-2024 Academic Year

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Course Code Management Changes 2023-2024 

The Division of Elementary and Secondary Education (DESE) and Division of Career and Technical Education (DCTE) course code changes have been identified for the 2023-2024 school year.  An updated spreadsheet capturing the changes to be made to the Course Code Management System (CCMS) may be found on the Course Approvals webpage under “Related Links.”  Districts/schools should compare their master schedules with the changes found in the spreadsheet.  Courses will be updated in the CCMS by June 2023. 


38 Required Courses 

Districts are required to offer 38 distinct courses to students in grades 9-12. The DESE and the State Board of Education (SBE) have provided flexibility in the 38 Required High School Courses to ensure that districts are able to offer and teach 38 viable courses to their students. 


Summary of Course Code Changes 

There are many changes in the Course Code Management System and the course code listings this year.  Most of the changes fall into the following categories: Additions, deletions, name changes, and licensure codes. 


New Courses Offered 

New courses will be offered in the areas of DCTE, Advance Placement, Project Lead the Way, and English Language Development. 


Deleted Courses 

DCTE courses, a retired course, and a duplicated course will be deleted. Algebra A and Geometry A will be retired and deleted after the 22-23 school year, and Algebra B and Geometry B will be retired and deleted after the 23-24 school year.


Edited Courses  

Courses in the following areas have been revised: DCTE, ELL/ESL, Social Studies, and Math.  


This Commissioner's Memo will be updated as needed. Please contact Kandys Triplett, Course Systems Specialist, at with any questions regarding course codes. 


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