The AP® Computer Science A course is equivalent to the first semester of a college level computer science course. The course involves developing the skills to write programs or part of programs to correctly solve specific problems. AP® Computer Science A also emphasizes the design issues that make programs understandable, adaptable, and when appropriate, reusable. At the same time, the development of useful computer programs and classes is used as a context for introducing other important concepts in computer science, including the development and analysis of algorithms, the development and use of fundamental data structures, and the study of standard algorithms and typical applications. In addition an understanding of the basic hardware and software components of computer systems and the responsible use of these systems are integral parts of the course.
THIS IS A SELF-PACED, ONLINE COURSE WITH LIMITED CONTACT TO A REMOTE INSTRUCTOR. STUDENTS TAKING THIS COURSE MUST BE SELF-DRIVEN AND ACADEMICALLY DISCIPLINED.
Windows or Mac Operating System required. This course does not include registration for the AP Exam.
Completion of Advanced Algebra 1 and Advanced Algebra II with a “B” average is required.