We believe all students in Arizona have a right to CS education as a basic form of literacy that enables them to:

  • 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.

These goals can be achieved through creation and implementation of K-12 rigorous computer science standards, funding for 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 pre-service and in-service teachers.

CSforAZ commits to creating an Arizona state plan and policy which enables all K-12 schools to offer CS, fund CS professional development, and create high quality CS standards.