Computer science education

is critical for all students in California

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Essential skills for our students and our state

Computer science teaches students how to meaningfully engage in an increasingly technology-driven world. Skills like computational and critical thinking can shape them into the creative thinkers and problem solvers we need in our future.

And with a more diverse industry, we can make sure technology reflects and represents our diverse society.

California is falling behind in computer science

We have a problem with not only giving students access to computer science - but also making sure low-income students, students of color, and girls aren't excluded.

  • Just 39% of high schools in California offer CS courses
  • Of California's 1.9 million high school students, only 3% are enrolled in CS
  • 60% of California’s high schoolers are Black, Latinx, and Native American/Alaskan Native students, but only 16% take AP Computer Science
  • Less than 30% of the students taking CS courses are girls
  • Only 36 Black Girls and 453 Latinx girls took AP CS

How does your community compare to others across the state? Use our data tool to find out.

Coalition Members

Our members come from a range of areas across the industry. Learn more about the coalition.