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Why Computer Science?

  • Every 21st century student should have the opportunity to learn computer science. The basics of computer science help nurture creativity and problem-solving skills, and prepare students for a future in any field or career. 

    AP Computer Science Principles offers a multidisciplinary approach to teaching the underlying principles of computation. The course will introduce students to the creative aspects of programming, abstractions, algorithms, large data sets, the Internet, cybersecurity concerns, and computing impacts. AP Computer Science Principles will give students the opportunity to use technology to address real-world problems and build relevant solutions. Together, these aspects of the course make up a rigorous and rich curriculum that aims to broaden participation in computer science.


    AP Computer Science Principles