AP Computer Science Principles


1 credit  Meets VPAA One (1) Credit Graduation Requirement OR Meets Math Related One (1) Credit Graduation


Requirement Prerequisite: Successful completion of Algebra I  

Grades 9 - 12,


AP Computer Science Principles (AP CSP) curriculum is a full-year, rigorous, entry-level course that introduces high school students to the foundations of modern computing. The course covers a broad range of foundational topics such as programming, algorithms, the Internet, big data, digital privacy and security, and the societal impacts of computing. Computing affects almost all aspects of modern life and all students deserve access to a computing education that prepares them to pursue the wide array of intellectual and career opportunities that computing has made possible. Students will complete two performance tasks during the course to demonstrate the skills they have developed. Along with the performance tasks, students can take a multiple-choice exam in the spring and earn college credit.