CSTA Computer Science Standards

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ALIGNED TO CSTA STANDARDS

The courses in Zenva Schools have been mapped to the CSTA K-12 Computer Science Standards.

Designed to provide the foundation for the complete computer science curriculum and its implementation at the K-12 level, the CSTA Standards prepare students for entry into the workforce or college.

Relevant standards targeting prior grade levels are included in all the mapping documents below.

Grade 3-5

CourseCodesMapping Documents Prerequisites
Intro to Coding with Scratch1B-AP-10
1B-AP-12
1B-AP-15
1B-IC-21
Course Plan Entry-level
Scratch Projects 1 – Fish Animation1B-AP-10
1B-AP-12
1B-AP-15
1B-IC-19
1B-IC-21
Course PlanFamiliarity with Scratch
Scratch Projects 2 – Cat on Trampoline1B-AP-08
1B-AP-09
1B-AP-10
1B-AP-15
1B-IC-19
1B-IC-21
Course PlanFamiliarity with Scratch
Scratch Projects 3 – Beach Clean Up Game1B-AP-08
1B-AP-09
1B-AP-10
1B-AP-11
1B-AP-13
1B-AP-15
1B-IC-19
1B-IC-21
Course PlanFamiliarity with Scratch
Intermediate Scratch – Self-Driving Car Simulation1B-AP-08
1B-AP-09
1B-AP-10
1B-AP-11
1B-AP-13
1B-AP-15
1B-IC-18
1B-IC-19
1B-IC-21
Course PlanFamiliarity with Scratch
Intro to Hardware & Software1B-CS-01
1B-CS-02
1B-IC-18
Course PlanEntry-level
Intro to Digital Systems1B-CS-01
1B-CS-02
1B-NI-04
1B-IC-18
Course PlanEntry-level

Grade 6-8

CourseCodesMapping Documents Prerequisites
Intro to Coding with Scratch2-AP-10Course Plan Entry-level
Scratch Projects 1 – Fish Animation2-CS-01
2-AP-10
2-AP-16
Course PlanFamiliarity with Scratch
Scratch Projects 2 – Cat on Trampoline2-CS-01
2-AP-10
2-AP-11
2-AP-13
2-AP-16
2-IC-21
Course PlanFamiliarity with Scratch
Scratch Projects 3 – Beach Clean Up Game2-AP-10
2-AP-11
2-AP-13
2-AP-16
Course PlanFamiliarity with Scratch
Intermediate Scratch – Self-Driving Car Simulation2-AP-10
2-AP-11
2-AP-12
2-AP-13
2-AP-16
2-AP-17
2-AP-19
2-IC-20
2-IC-21
2-IC-23
Course PlanFamiliarity with Scratch
Intro to Digital Systems2-CS-01
2-DA-07
2-IC-20
Course PlanEntry-level
Intro to Networks2-NI-04
2-IC-20
2-IC-21
Course PlanEntry-level. Familiarity with digital systems recommended
Data Representation & Binary2-DA-07
2-IC-20
2-IC-21
Course PlanEntry-level. Familiarity with digital systems recommended
Intro to Coding with Python Turtle2-AP-10
2-AP-13
2-AP-16
2-AP-19
Course PlanEntry-level
Python Turtle Mini-Projects2-AP-10
2-AP-13
2-AP-14
2-AP-16
Course PlanBasic familiarity with Python and Python Turtle
Intro to Game Development with Unity2-AP-11
2-AP-12
2-AP-19
Course PlanEntry-level. Recommended for Year 8 and up

Grade 9-10

CourseCodesMapping Documents Prerequisites
Managing Data in Networked Systems3A-CS-01
3A-CS-02
3A-NI-07
3A-NI-08
3A-DA-10
3A-IC-24
Course PlanEntry-level. Familiarity with digital systems and data representation recommended
Python Turtle Mini-Projects3A-AP-15
3A-AP-16
3A-AP-17
3A-AP-18
3A-AP-21
3A-AP-23
Course PlanBasic familiarity with Python and Python Turtle
Python Projects – Medical Diagnosis Bot3A-NI-06
3A-NI-07
3A-NI-08
3A-DA-10
3A-AP-14
3A-AP-17
3A-AP-18
3A-AP-21
3A-IC-24
3A-IC-29
3A-IC-30
Course PlanBasic familiarity with Python
Python Projects – Object-Oriented Game3A-AP-14
3A-AP-16
3A-AP-17
3A-AP-18
3A-AP-23
3A-IC-24
3A-IC-29
Course PlanBasic familiarity with Python
Intermediate Python Project – Pygame Game3A-AP-14
3A-AP-15
3A-AP-16
3A-AP-17
3A-AP-18
Course PlanAssumes familiarity with Python & OOP
Intro to HTML and CSS3A-IC-24Course PlanEntry-level.
HTML & CSS Project – Responsive Website3A-AP-13
3A-AP-16
3A-AP-17
3A-AP-21
Course PlanBasic familiarity with HTML & CSS. Recommended for Year 10 and up
Intro to JavaScript3A-CS-01
3A-AP-13
3A-AP-14
3A-AP-15
3A-AP-17
Course PlanEntry-level, but HTML familiarity recommended.
JavaScript Project – Language Learning Game3A-CS-01
3A-AP-13
3A-AP-14
3A-AP-16
3A-AP-17
3A-AP-18
Course PlanFamiliarity with JavaScript
Intro to Game Development with Unity3A-AP-18Course PlanEntry-level
Unity Mini-Projects3A-CS-01
3A-AP-13
3A-AP-16
3A-AP-17
3A-AP-18
Course PlanBasic familiarity with Unity

Grade 11-12

CourseCodesMapping Documents Prerequisites
Intro to HTML and CSS3B-AP-20
3B-AP-24
Course PlanEntry-level.
Intro to JavaScript3B-AP-12
3B-AP-14
3B-AP-24
Course PlanEntry-level, but HTML familiarity recommended.
JavaScript Project – Language Learning Game3B-AP-14
3B-AP-20
3B-AP-24
Course PlanFamiliarity with JavaScript
Python Projects – Medical Diagnosis Bot3B-AP-08
3B-AP-11
3B-AP-12
3B-AP-14
3B-AP-17
3B-AP-20
3B-AP-21
3B-IC-25
3B-IC-27
Course PlanBasic familiarity with Python
Python Projects – Object-Oriented Game3B-AP-13
3B-AP-14
3B-AP-17
3B-AP-20
3B-AP-21
3B-IC-25
3B-IC-27
Course PlanBasic familiarity with Python
Intermediate Python Project – Pygame Game3B-AP-11
3B-AP-14
3B-AP-16
3B-AP-20
Course PlanAssumes familiarity with Python & OOP
Unity Mini-Projects3B-AP-14
3B-AP-16
3B-AP-20
Course PlanBasic familiarity with Unity