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Introduction to Computer Science
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An interactive introductory course for students brand new to programming that teaches the foundations of computer science.

About the Course

Course Level
Beginner
Student Prerequisites
No prior computer science knowledge or experience is necessary
Parent Background
No prior computer science knowledge or experience is necessary
An interactive introductory course for students brand new to programming that teaches the foundations of computer science using the Python language. Not only will this year-long course prepare students for AP-level courses, it will also teach computational thinking and complex problem solving, skills that are important for any student whether they continue studying computer science or not.

The course includes:

  • Year-long curriculum
  • Web-based video classes, activities, and practice exercises
  • Regular quizzes, projects and exams
  • 7 day/week support from peers and teaching assistants
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AP Computer Science A (Java)
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A complete curriculum that teaches students how to solve real-world problems with programming.

About the Course

Duration
Full year
Student Prerequisites
No prior computer science knowledge or experience is necessary. Algebra I is required; Algebra II is recommended.
Parent Background
No prior computer science knowledge or experience is necessary
Students will learn to design and implement computer programs that solve problems relevant to today’s society, including art, media, and engineering. AP Computer Science A teaches object-oriented programming using the Java language and is meant to be the equivalent of a first semester, college-level course in computer science. It will emphasize problem solving and algorithm development, and use hands-on experiences and examples so that students can apply programming tools and solve complex problems.
This course will prepare students for the end-of-course AP Exam.
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AP Statistics
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A course introducing students to methods for data interpretation and statistical reasoning.

About the Course

Duration
Full year
Student Prerequisites
Algebra II and strong mathematical ability. No prior statistics course required.
Parent Background
No prior statistics or experience is necessary
Students will explore how data interpretation and statistical reasoning can solve complicated, real-world problems. By learning to collect, analyze, and draw conclusions from data, students will develop skills relevant to the digital age and current workforce. The interactive course will challenge students to evaluate existing research and design studies of their own, using numerical and graphical techniques.
This course will prepare students for the end-of-course AP exam and is comparable to a first-semester, non-calculus college statistics course.
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