2020-21 HS Course Selection Guide - COMPUTER SCIENCE

  • Computer Science Courses

    Additional computer classes may be found in the previous section titled “Business/Marketing/Information Technology.”

    Computer Programming in C Honors (9, 10, 11, 12) .5 credit/semester course

    Blended learning class - 4 days in-class/ 1 day online learning
    This course provides an introduction to computer programming. Students will begin with a history of computing and the software development cycle. Programs will be implemented using both simple and complex scientific and mathematical algorithms. Specific topics may include (but are not limited to): Simple Data types (including Boolean and string types), Input and Output, Decision and Iterative Control Structures, String Manipulation, and Functions.
    Prerequisite: Algebra 1.

    Computer Programming in C++ Honors (9, 10, 11, 12) .5 credit/semester course

    Blended learning class - 4 days in-class/ 1 day online learning
    This course introduces students to programming using the C++ language. Students will deepen their understanding of the algorithmic design process of structure programming through the use of functions. Specific topics may include(but are not limited to): Arrays (both one and two dimensions), Searching and Sorting Arrays, Dynamic Memory, Structured Data Types, and an introduction to Class Data Types.
    Prerequisite: Algebra 1

    Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles (9, 10, 11, 12) 1 credit

    Blended learning class - 3 days in-class/ 2 days online learning
    Students in this class will learn the creative aspects of programming, abstractions, algorithms, large data sets, the Internet, cybersecurity concerns, and computer impacts. This course will provide students the opportunity to use technology to address real-world problems and build relevant solutions. Course work focuses on the innovative aspects of computing as well as the computational thinking practices that help students see how computing is relevant to many areas of their everyday lives. This course prepares students for the Advanced Placement examination in Computer Science Principles. Students will also be required by the College Board to create a set of artifacts to be submitted in addition to taking the AP test.
    Prerequisite: Algebra 1

    Advanced Placement Computer Science 1 (10, 11, 12) 1 credit

    Blended learning class - 3 days in-class/ 2 days online learning
    This course extends computer programming concepts developed in Computer Programming C and C++ and applies them to Java, the language of the AP Computer Science examination. Content includes the exploration of classes, arrays, sets and pointers. Object-oriented programming methodology is studied. This course prepares students for the Advanced Placement examination in Computer Science.
    Prerequisite: Computer Programming in C or C++ or teacher recommendation.

    Computer Science 2 Advanced and Extended Study (11, 12) 1 credit

    Blended learning class - 2 days in-class/ 3 days online learning
    Using the programming language of Java, this course extends the concepts learned from Computer Science 1 AP and offers students the opportunity to explore and learn in an environment that requires a significant amount of independent study. Topics include advanced programming algorithms, computer memory and run-time comparisons, advanced class usage, inheritance, polymorphism, dynamic data structures, graphics and/or GUI interface. Students receive AP-weighted grades for this course.
    Prerequisite: Computer Science 1 Advanced Placement.