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Computer Science Pathway


Computer Science is in everything we do now days and the majority of jobs in the future are computer related. While companies like SpaceX and Virgin Galactic are reaching for the stars, companies like Amazon, Google, and Apple are working to make our every day lives better. This takes computers and employees with computer knowledge to run it all. Computer Science is about solving the problems of the present and future. Companies need you to have the technology skills to solve the problems of tomorrow.

AP Computer Science Principles: The course introduces students to the foundational concepts of computer science and challenges them to explore how computing and technology can impact the world. The AP Program designed AP Computer Science Principles with the goal of creating leaders in computer science fields and attracting and engaging those who are traditionally underrepresented with essential computing tools and multidisciplinary opportunities. Students are also introduced to coding through JavaScript which is one of the fastest growing languages for creating dynamic web pages, apps and games.
Through hands-on-activities students will answer the questions:
  • How does the Internet works?
  • How is my information stored and used digitally?
  • How do you create an app?
  • How does a robot work?
AP Computer Science A: Students learn software development in the language of Java.  They utilize industry standard tools such as the IDE Eclipse and the version control platform GitHub.  Students are also introduced to Android Studio, the operating system through which many of today's popular Android apps are created.