Several states count at least one computing course as a math or science course for high school graduation. As of August 2014, 25 states and the District of Columbia count AP CS A as a math or science. For more details see the notes for each state below.
A quick run-down from Code.org is available. And in more detail, this document has a list of states that count computing as a credit for high school graduation, as well as nine other policies.
Read also, Code.org blog post on counting CS as a foreign language.
Suggested action items: Use the projected job openings that can be filled by a person with a computing background from NCWIT. And the stats from code.org. You can also check out the AP CS A data by state over several years and the detailed data by gender and race.
Code.org compiles a list of computer science quotes from industry leaders and trendsetters.
Updated report from the Education Commission of the States (ECS): Computer Science in High School Graduation, Sept. 2016
|States where Computer Science satisfies HS Graduation Requirement|
|Alabama||X||AP CS A and or CSP count as math as of 12/12/2013. Contact Jeff Gray for details|
|Arizona||X||legislation signed 4/22/14|
|California||X||AB 1764 allows school districts to award students credit for math with computing as a math credit, but not computer science with math|
|Connecticut||Chinma Uche and Eric Lozaw have put together a petition to get CS to count as a science or math|
|District of Columbia||X||(AP CS A)|
|Florida||X||X||Article: Florida is encouraging high school students to take computer science classes. Contact: Maria Charters and Jan Yates|
|Georgia||X||Science for HS graduation; math or science for entry in GA colleges and universities (AP CS A). Article: Why doe CS count toward high school graduation on GA? Contact: Barbara Ericson|
|Kentucky||X||From code.org: "Local control state that added a public FAQ explicitly listing CS as able to count as a mathematics credit"|
|Maryland||X||12/16/13 - state board emergency regs|
|Massachusetts||X||Contact Rick Adrion to get AP CS A and CSP to count as science and computing in 8th grade as required course|
|Minnesota||X||X||Contact Jennifer Rosato to get CS to count as science|
|New York||X||Math or science|
|Rhode Island||X||X||Math or science|
|South Carolina||X||X||Contact: Duncan Buel to get AP CS A to count as math/science for HS graduation or math for entry into SC colleges and universities|
|Utah||X||X||Math or science (see chart)|
|Virginia||X||X||Math or science|
|Washington||X||X||Math or science (AP CS A)|