Edhesive makes it possible for schools to offer a pathway of computer science courses, and does not require schools to have a computer science teacher on staff. Edhesive's blended learning program combines expert online instruction with in-person support. Students learn content from a sequence of video lessons, lab assignments, and auto-graded assessments - while schools provide a teacher or other faculty member, who we call a coach. Coaches are not required to teach, grade, or be familiar with coding - but they provide students with face to face support, motivation, and accountability, and serve as the teacher of record. Edhesive provides PD and training to coaches, and seven day per week online forum support to both students and teachers.
In 2015, over 10% of all students who took the AP Computer Science A exam did so using our course, and our students scored higher than the national average. Edhesive has made is possible for hundreds of schools in over forty states and seven countries to offer computer science for the first time.
For Students: Computer science opens up a new world, enabling you to create programs that can make a real impact. If you've ever had an idea for a game, an app, or a better way to do something, computer science gives you the tools you need to design, build, and create code and programs that can bring ideas to life.
By 2020, it is estimated that there will be one million open jobs in the US economy that are computer science-related, and that employers will struggle to fill these positions. Check out this video to see why learning to code is so important and how coding will open doors for you in the future: http://bit.ly/whycodingiscool
Edhesive's Introduction to Computer Science, AP Computer Science A, and AP Computer Science Principles courses are free for students. Learn how to code in Python or Java, and prepare to pass the AP exam and earn college credit. If you would like to get credit on your high school transcript, talk to your school about getting a coach account with Edhesive.