• ADVANCED PLACEMENT COMPUTER SCIENCE A (AP CS A)


    Grade: 11 - 12
    Duration: 2 Semesters
    Prerequisite: Concurrent with Algebra II or higher (AP CSP recommended)
    Credit: 1.0


    AP Computer Science A is equivalent to a first-semester, college-level course in computer science. The
    course introduces students to computer science with fundamental topics that include problem solving,
    design strategies and methodologies, organization of data (data structures), approaches to processing data
    (algorithms), analysis of potential solutions, and the ethical and social implications of computing. The course
    emphasizes both object-oriented and imperative problem solving and design using Java language. These
    techniques represent proven approaches for developing solutions that can scale up from small, simple
    problems to large, complex problems. The AP Computer Science A course curriculum is compatible with
    many CS 101 courses in colleges and universities.