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AP Computer Science

Computer Science A (CSA) is designed to be a full-year (160-day) course implemented in the 11th grade. AP Computer Science A is an introductory college-level computer science course. Students cultivate their understanding of coding through analyzing, writing, and testing code as they explore concepts like modularity, variables, and control structures. CSA is designed with alignment to the College Board Computer Science A framework.

Fundamental topics in this course include designing and developing solutions that use control structures, data structures, and object-oriented programming using the Java programming language, analyzing potential solutions, and the ethical and social implications of computing systems.

The end result of this course is to enable the student to test for CompTIA+ industry certification and to test for College Board AP Computer Science (worth 3 college credits).