COMPUTER SCIENCE
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Computer Science Course pathway

Department: Computer Science

Course Number: 3684

Course Title: INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER PROGRAMMING – ALT.

Details: Year, 0.5 Credit, 1 Period

Grades: 9, 10, 11, 12

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Description: This course is a beginning programming course. Students will learn the basics of building algorithms for computer programming in MIT APP Inventor. Students with no previous programming experience will learn how to design and create interactive projects.

Department: Computer Science

Course Number: 3784

Course Title: ADVANCED COMPUTER PROGRAMMING – ALT.

Details: Year, 0.5 Credit, 1 Period

Grades: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Introduction to Computer Programming

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Description: Students will continue to learn object-oriented programming through the computer languages of JAVA and Python. JAVA is currently the teaching language of choice by colleges and the AP Science course. The application code known as “Applets” will be utilized and explored.

Department: Computer Science

Course Number: 3070

Course Title: ADVANCED PLACEMENT COMPUTER SCIENCE A

Details: Year, 1 Credit, 1 Period

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Prerequisites: Advanced Computer Programming and teacher recommendation

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Expense: Student expense of approximately $94 for AP exam.

Description: The major emphasis will be on program methodology, data structures, and algorithms. The JAVA computer language will be used to implement computer-based solutions to particular programming-related problems. The course follows the curriculum that will prepare the student to take the Advanced Placement exam offered in May. More Information

Department: Computer Science

Course Number: 4000

Course Title: AP COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES

Details: Year, 1 credit, 1 Period

Grades: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: For students in Grade 10 and above, who have some understanding of global issues, and a logical and analytical approach to problem-solving. Students should possess the necessary skills to complete projects independently and have time outside of the classroom for project completion.

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Expense: Student expense of approximately $94.00 for the AP Exam

Description: This course is designed to be equivalent to a first- semester introductory college computing course. In contrast to the AP Computer Science A course, which focuses on the science of programming, this course focuses on applying computer science to the social sciences through STEM. Click here to read full course description

Department: Computer Science

Course Number: 4600

Course Title: SY-STEM ROBOTICS

Details: Year, 1 Credit, 1 Period

Grades: 10, 11, 12

Prerequisites: Introduction to Computer Programming OR instructor approval

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Description: This course provides a comprehensive approach to problem solving in real-life situations using Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) through Robotics. This provides an opportunity for students to combine computer programming with mechanical and tangible outputs. Click here to read full course description