AP Computer Science A

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Course Description:
Computers are everywhere you look. Step into the world of writing the software that makes computers work. The AP Computer Science A course is equivalent to the first semester of a college level computer science course. The course involves developing the skills to write programs or part of programs to correctly solve specific problems while learning how faith and Computer Science go hand in hand. AP Computer Science A also emphasizes the design issues that make programs understandable, adaptable, and when appropriate, reusable. At the same time, the development of useful computer programs and classes is used as a context for introducing other important concepts in computer science, including the development and analysis of algorithms, the development and use of fundamental data structures, and the study of standard algorithms and typical applications. In addition, an understanding of the basic hardware and software components of computer systems and the responsible use of these systems are integral parts of the course.

Approved by:
University of California (UC)

Recommended Prerequisites:
Algebra 1 and 2. Students will be exposed to a college-level course.

Grade Level:
11th Grade recommended

Course Types Available:

  • 1 Credit – Full course (1 credit, 12 weeks minimum / 12 months maximum)
  • ½ Credit – 1st semester only (0.5 credits, 6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)
  • ½ Credit – 2nd semester only (0.5 credits, 6 weeks minimum / 6 months maximum)

Biblical Integration Information:
God has chosen to reveal truths about His nature and ways in the Created world. The complex patterns, designs, and relationships discovered in the study of mathematics points to God’s nature and ways. As we explore, discover, verify, and catalogue the known truths of His universe, dive into the unknown, make decisions, identify, assess, and solve problems around us, and seek to understand more about the universe God has made and the role of humans in it, God is glorified. The study of mathematics leads us into a deeper understanding of our Creator and appreciation for His provision and wisdom as we use this knowledge as a tool to have dominion over and care for the natural world.

To see how these truths are specifically explored in this course, visit the course information page in the course and click on “Guiding Principles”.

Required Purchased Materials:
The price of this course includes custom course materials. Custom course materials will be provided to the student within two weeks (or sooner) of the student’s start date in the course. More details can be found in the course information materials section of the course.