Prerequisite: Algebra I.
AP Computer Science A is a course based on the content established and copyrighted by the College Board. AP Computer Science A is equivalent to a first-semester, college-level course in computer science. The course introduces students to computer science with fundamental topics that include problem-solving, design strategies and methodologies, organization of data (data structures), approaches to processing data (algorithms), analysis of potential solutions, and the ethical and social implications of computing. The course emphasizes both object-oriented and imperative problem solving and design using Java language. These techniques represent proven approaches for developing solutions that can scale up from small, simple problems to large, complex problems. The curriculum for AP Computer Science A is compatible with many CS1 courses in colleges and universities. PC or Mac-based laptop required. Tablets and Chromebooks are not acceptable.