AP COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES & AP COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES A
INTRODUCTION TO AP COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES
AP COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES A (year two)
The AP Computer Science Principles course is designed to be equivalent to a first- semester introductory college computing course. In
this course, students will develop computational thinking skills vital for success across all disciplines, such as using computational
tools to analyze and study data and working with large data sets to analyze, visualize, and draw conclusions from trends. The course
engages students in the creative aspects of the field by allowing them to develop computational artifacts based on their interests.
Students will also develop effective communication and collaboration skills by working individually and collaboratively to solve
problems, and will discuss and write about the impacts these solutions could have on their community, society, and the world.
The students in AP CSP A will focus on using the programming language Java (Nitro). Students will be guided through lessons and tutorials using Code.HS.