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Computer Science & Technology: Computer Science & Technology 1

Course Description

COMPUTER SCIENCE & TECHNOLOGY 1

Course# 818, Grades 10-12, 2 Credit (RS), Year

Year 1 of this program covers a broad range of topics such as programming, algorithms, the internet, big data, digital privacy and cyber security, and the societal impacts of computing. A strong emphasis is placed on computational thinking and collaboration through projects. Computing affects almost all aspects of modern life, and all students can benefit from a course that prepares them to pursue the wide array of intellectual and career opportunities that computing has made possible. This provides foundational knowledge and skills to meaningfully participate in our increasingly digital society, economy, and culture.


AP COMPUTER SCIENCE PRINCIPLES

Course# 854, grades 10-12, 2 credits (RS), Year

While similar to Computer Science & Technology I, this course moves at an accelerated pace and includes more in depth research into computer innovation and its impact on society as well as a deeper focus on analyzing software. Students will be prepared to take the AP Computer Science Principles exam. The program covers a broad range of topics such as programming, algorithms, the internet, big data, digital privacy and cyber security, and the societal impacts of computing. This course places a strong emphasis on computational thinking and collaboration through projects. Computing affects almost all aspects of modern life, and all students can benefit from a course that prepares them to pursue the wide array of intellectual and career opportunities that computing has made possible. This provides foundational knowledge and skills to meaningfully participate in our increasingly digital society, economy, and culture.