CodeHS Back to School Guide

All CodeHS resources to help you prepare for back to school

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Written by Claire Sindlinger
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Welcome back to school! This guide is meant to be a resource to help you get set up and prepare for a year teaching with CodeHS. Here are some helpful steps to make sure you’re ready for the year ahead.

Review the First Day Checklist

For a guide that will help you with your students on the first day of school, visit

Set Up Your New Courses and Sections

You can quickly create a section and choose a course to use with students from your Teacher Page. From your Courses page in the left-hand menu, you can manage, create, copy, and control the settings for all of your Courses.

  • Archive Last Year’s Sections: It's always nice to start the year with a clean slate! To help with this, your sections from last year should be archived.

    • You can retrieve these sections anytime - click here to learn how.

    • You can easily reuse courses from last year while still creating new sections - click here to learn how.

Access Week Zero Lesson Plans

Check our Week Zero Lesson Plans at to easily implement CodeHS in your classroom and get students engaged right away.

Register for Upcoming Webinars & Virtual PD

Throughout the year, the CodeHS Team and Teacher Trainers host a variety of virtual events from webinars to 2-hour virtual PD workshops. Fall webinar topics include:

  • AP CSA Course Checklist

  • AP CSP Course Checklist

  • Supporting K-12 Students with Spanish Computer Science Curriculum

  • Artificial Intelligence in the Classroom and Beyond

  • And many more!

Learn more and register online at!

➡️ Are you a CodeHS PD Member? Log in to access exclusive PD Member workshops.

Learn More About CodeHS Pro

Each summer CodeHS adds new features and works on improving the overall experience for teachers and students using CodeHS Pro. If you’re completely new to CodeHS Pro, or just want to learn about the new Pro features like AI Hints and real-time data, we’d be happy to help. Reach out to to schedule a demo!

Interested in upgrading to CodeHS Pro? Request a quote:

Prepare for Hybrid or Virtual Teaching

Reference our Virtual Teaching Guide at to learn more about how to use CodeHS in a virtual setting.

Check out our free 2-hour playlist on Teaching in a Blended Setting with CodeHS to take your computer science classroom virtual this year. Visit to get started!

Know Where To Go For Help

We have a ton of great help resources for when you need assistance:

  1. Visit the Knowledge Base at to access hundreds of how-to help articles.

  2. New to CodeHS? Schedule a quick Welcome Call to learn how to setup your sections and navigate the CodeHS platform.

  3. Still need help? Reach out to our team at anytime.

Join the CodeHS Community

Want to network with other CodeHS teachers, share best practices, and ask questions? Here are a few ways to get involved with the community:

  1. Apply to become a CodeHS Certified Educator.

  2. Attend free PD workshops hosted by Teacher Trainers near you.

  3. Learn how to become a CodeHS PD Member - Access mini PD courses, exclusive PD workshops, on-demand library of past events, and teacher microcredentials!

Please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at if there’s anything we can do to make it a great year!

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