Why Computer Science

Computer science is the process of solving complex organizational problems using technical solutions. The reason this is such an important field is that computers and technology have been integrated into virtually every economic sector, industry, and even organization operating in the modern economy.

The Data

75.5% of TN high school students attend a school that offers foundational computer science.

TSIN contributed to the work led by the Department of Education to craft recommendations around the future of CS education in our state. 

258 HS offer a foundational CS course

To reduce CS teacher isolation, TSIN launched a statewide chapter of CSTA and created formal partnerships with ISTE, CSforALL, and Girls Who Code.

28.7% of students enrolled in a computer science course are female.

In order to grow the number of teachers qualified to teach K-12 CS courses, TSIN has managed the Code.org Regional Partnership and crafted the Computer Science Endorsement Pathway.