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AP Computer Science A (Fall Semester)Credit: 0.5 units
Lessons: 11 lessons, 11 submitted
Exams: 2 exams
Grading: Computer and Faculty Evaluated
Prerequisites: Algebra I and Algebra II are required, although Algebra II can be taken concurrently.
Description: Similar to a college-level introductory computer science course, students will use the Java programming language to learn object-oriented computer programming. Students will use important problem-solving skills to create well-designed software. Coursework includes the development of algorithms as well as re-usable classes and methods. Software development will be explored as well as procedural programming, arrays and data abstraction.
The same textbook is also used for the spring semester.
DATES: Fall enrollments begin in May; coursework starts August 26, 2013. Spring enrollments begin in October; coursework starts on January 13, 2014.
Gifted: This course is academically challenging. Any student who has an interest in the subject and has met the prerequisites (if any), may enroll.
The course content will be viewable prior to the start date. Read more about our online Advanced Placement courses. Our AP courses follow a specific calendar, and the normal 9-month completion policy does not apply to these courses. Therefore, students who have not completed all work by the due date for the course final (listed on the course calendar) will automatically be withdrawn from the course. Students who choose to take the AP exam will need to make their own arrangements. Contact the College Board for assistance in locating a testing site, or contact a local high school to determine whether it administers the test.
Lesson assignments need to be created in Microsoft Word or another word processor that saves files as .doc (Word 97–2003 document) or .rtf (Rich Text format). The same textbook is also used for the spring semester.
Preview This Course A preview includes general information about the course and, if available, one lesson and one progress evaluation.
Required materials total: $120.70
| ||Author||Description||Edition||ISBN||New Price|| ||
|1. ||Lewis||Java Software Solutions for AP Computer Science||3rd '11||978-0-13-137469-0||97.50||
|2. ||Teukolsky||Barron's AP Computer Science w/ CD (required)||5th '10||978-0-7641-9704-8||23.20||
High School fee: $200.00
Administrative fee: $25.00
Subtotal, fees only: $225.00
Required materials: $120.70
Total cost, including materials: $345.70