The State of Arizona envisions a future in which students are informed citizens who can

  • critically engage in public discussion on computer science topics;
  • develop as learners, users, and creators of computer science knowledge and artifacts;
  • better understand the role of computing in the world around them; and
  • learn, perform, and express themselves in other subjects and interests.

By working toward policy that ensures that Arizona has rigorous computer science standards, funding for rigorous computer science professional development and course support, clear certification pathways for computer science teachers, and established programs at institutions of higher education to offer computer science to preservice teachers, CS for AZ will become a reality.  Along with the Governor, who has stated his commitment to the Governors for CS initiative, we commit to working toward enabling all K-12 schools to offer CS, fund CS professional development, and create high quality CS standards.