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CS Discoveries

50 or more hours of instruction per section for a semester-long CS Discoveries course are normally required to participate in the Professional Learning Program, though we will consider applications with at least 30 hours for a limited number of seats. 

We suggest using this formula to see if your course implementation plans qualify for Code.org's Professional Learning Program.

For semester-long courses:

Semester hours = (length of one class) x (number of days per week the class will be offered) x (number of weeks in a semester)

For year-long courses:

Year hours =  (length of one class) x (number of days per week the class will be offered) x (number of weeks in the school year)

For example, If your classes are:

  • 45 mins long, 5 days a week --> 3.75 hours per week --> 67.5 hours per semester (18 weeks) --> 135 hours per year (36 weeks): Qualifies
  • 45 mins long, 3 days a week --> 2.25 hours per week --> 40.5 hours per semester --> 81 hours per year: Does not qualify for full year course, but does qualify for one semester's worth of content to be taught over 36 weeks.

CS Principles (AP or intro-level)

100 or more hours of CS Principles instruction per section are normally required to participate in the Professional Learning Program, though we will consider applications for non-AP classes with at least 50 hours for a limited number of seats. 

We suggest using this formula to see if your course implementation plans qualify for Code.org's Professional Learning Program. 

For semester-long courses:

Semester hours = (length of one class) x (number of days per week the class will be offered) x (number of weeks in a semester)

For year-long courses:

Year hours =  (length of one class) x (number of days per week the class will be offered) x (number of weeks in the school year)

For example, If your classes are:

  • Semester-long course: 45 mins long, 3 days a week --> 3.75 hours per week --> 40.5 hours per semester (18 weeks) --> Does not qualify
  • Semester-long course (block schedule): 90 mins long, 5 days a week --> 7.5 hours per week --> 135 hours per semester (18 weeks) --> Qualifies*
  • Year-long course: 45 mins long, 5 days a week --> 3.75 hours per week -->  135 hours per year (36 weeks): Qualifies
*Note: Code.org does not recommend teaching AP CS Principles on a block schedule if this will only be offered during the second semester, as this schedule likely does not allow sufficient time for students to prepare for and participate in the AP CS Principles exam. If you are in this situation, please ensure that you have 100+ hours with students before the end of April, and consider reaching out to the Regional Partner in your area to understand whether the Professional Learning Program will meet your needs.  
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