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Grades: 10-12 5 credits
Prerequisite: Algebra IB (80% or higher) or Algebra IA (74% or higher), Computer Science A (74% or higher), AP Computer Science is preferred but not required AND Teacher Recommendation.
AP Computer Science Principles provides students from a wide range of backgrounds the opportunity to understand and participate in the dramatic changes to our lives brought about by computing. Students will experience an inspiring survey of computer science, to learn to think like a computer scientist, and to consider how computational thinking can enhance their eventual fields of study. Additionally, the magic behind many of the devices and applications that students use every day will be demystified. Students will create a base of information and skills that they will use in their adult lives in areas such as intelligent systems, data collection and privacy, and the infrastructure of the Internet. Students enrolled in this course are required to sit for the Advanced Placement exam.