Grade Level: 9 - 12
AP Exam pass rates:
2019 -- 100% / 2020 -- 96% / 2021 -- 94%
Average over the past four years -- 90% of all students earned a 3 or better.
The course is engaging, rigorous and rich in computational content, includes computational and critical thinking skills, and engages students in the creative aspects of the field. Through both its content and pedagogy, this course aims to appeal to a broad audience.
The students are required to learn the following seven big ideas and computational thinking practices based upon the College Board’s AP CSP Curriculum Framework:
SEVEN BIG IDEAS
· Big Idea 1: Creativity.
· Big Idea 2: Abstraction.
· Big Idea 3: Data and Information.
· Big Idea 4: Algorithms.
· Big Idea 5: Programming.
· Big Idea 6: The Internet.
· Big Idea 7: Global Impact.
The units that follow interweave the six Computer Science Principles Computational thinking practices listed below:
COMPUTATIONAL THINKING PRACTICES
· [P1] Connecting computing
· [P2] Creating computational artifacts
· [P3] Abstracting
· [P4] Analyzing problems and artifacts
· [P5] Communicating
· [P6] Collaborating