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AP Computer Science Principles is a complete, full-year course that focuses on the 7 “Big Ideas” in computer science using project-based approaches.
The course introduces students to the creative aspects of programming, abstractions, algorithms, large data sets, the Internet, cybersecurity, and how computing impacts our world.
Using project-based lessons and materials throughout, students will work to address real-world problems and design solutions to put computational thinking into practice. These culminate in a capstone Performance Task project where students can demonstrate what they’ve learned - to become creators, instead of merely consumers, of the technology all around them. This course will prepare students for the end-of-course AP exam.
Equipment needed: access to a computer at home for homework.
Note: a course requirement includes summer homework.
Successful completion of Algebra 1, and teacher recommendation