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AP Computer Science Principles

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.

Department:

  • Computer Science
  • Visual & Performing Arts and Computer Science

Status:

UC, CSU, & NCAA Approved

Credits:

10 Computer Science

Campus:

Carondelet

Level:

10th, 11th, & 12th grades

Prerequisites:

Completion of Algebra 1. 
A”PR” in Frosh Creation: Think, Make, Share or a 5 unit Intro to Computer course.  

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