RePublic Computer Science Overview

Each year, our computer science program builds on programming skills in order to develop self-driven, logical, problem solvers that will meet the demand of the current workforce. Scholars will independently create video games, websites, apps, and a variety of computer programs using a wide range of programming languages. Scholars participate in all aspects of the development process including: research, planning, design, content development, coding, testing, and presenting. 

In order to ensure that we achieve a vertically aligned curriculum, all middle school and ninth grade courses are aligned to the AP Computer Science Principles course. Starting in eleventh grade, scholars can choose a path to either better prepare them for the workforce or a second college-level AP Computer Science course.

Our program was intentionally designed so that teachers would only need basic literacy skills to successfully use it. Our team has committed to providing educators the resources and content knowledge necessary to be successful computer science teachers through in-person training, virtual development, and online data tracking through our platform.

Why Computer Science?

Despite this undeniable need, there remains a disconnect between school curriculum and societal needs. In 2026, there will be over one million unfilled computing jobs in the United States. (Bureau of Labor Statistics) The structural imbalance is clear when the fastest growing field has such a small pool of qualified professionals. Computer science elevates a student’s opportunities and their earning potential. A computer science major can earn 40 percent more than the average college graduate. In fact, Computer Science majors earn the third most amongst all college degrees. (Bureau of Labor Statistics) 

Beyond preparing students for a career in the technology fields, computer science  education provides students with problem-solving and critical thinking skills needed to be successful in any career path.

Despite this undeniable need, there remains a disconnect between school curriculum and societal needs. In 2026, there will be over one million unfilled computing jobs in the United States. (Bureau of Labor Statistics) The structural imbalance is clear when the fastest growing field has such a small pool of qualified professionals. Computer science elevates a student’s opportunities and their earning potential. A computer science major can earn 40 percent more than the average college graduate. In fact, Computer Science majors earn the third most amongst all college degrees. (Bureau of Labor Statistics) 

Beyond preparing students for a career in the technology fields, computer science  education provides students with problem-solving and critical thinking skills needed to be successful in any career path.

Republic has over 3,100 students across 2 states enrolled in computer science classes. Starting in Kindergarten in Mississippi and 5th in Tennessee. Over 51,000 students and 150+ schools have access to RePublic’s Computer Science Curriculum and Platform.

Current Outreach

Republic has over 3,100 students across 2 states enrolled in computer science classes. Starting in Kindergarten in Mississippi and 5th in Tennessee. Over 51,000 students and 150+ schools have access to RePublic’s Computer Science Curriculum and Platform.

DIRECTOR OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

ALLISON ARTH

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Computer Science FAQs

Who can teach a RePublic Computer Science course?

Our model is non-expert dependent, which means that any teacher can teach computer science. Through our innovative teacher development program, teachers learn the content needed to be successful.

What technology is required to run this course?

Any chromebook, laptop or desktop will work for this course. We do not recommend iPads (or any other tablet) for our curriculum.

What is the cost of implementing the curriculum?

Access to the curriculum, online training, and real-time data tracking is all free. For access, reach out to info@republiccs.org. The enrollment fee for the optional 2-day live training is $500 per teacher.

Is travel and accommodation to the in-person trainings covered in the professional development fee?

No, this is not covered in the professional development fee.

My school is looking for a program where students learn Computer Science independently. Is your program a good fit?

No, our curriculum and program leverages one of the best resources in a classroom: the teacher. We have built our curriculum and teacher training model to provide a rigorous, AP-aligned curriculum that is led by a computer science teacher-leader. To prepare students for college and career, scholars also engage in collaborative and pair-problem solving.

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