Course Description

AP Computer Science covers the fundamentals of the Java programming language and all topics needed to prepare students for the AP-A examination. Topics covered include fundamentals of Java, functions, classes, recursion, and graphics. This class requires extra time commitments beyond the scheduled classroom time. Students will be required to read class text and work on programming assignments at home. Prerequisites: Computer Programming.

Course Descriptions

Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:


The following grading scale will be used in assessing student performance:

100% - 90% A
89% - 80% B
79% - 70% C
69% - 60% D
Below 60% F

Approximant impact of assessments upon grades:
   Exams (knowledge and skills based tests/quizzes) approximately 50%
   Programming Projects ( skills based assessment) approximately 50%

Vocabulary is important in this course. Students are expected to maintain their own vocabulary definitions and study for weekly vocabulary quizzes. Current vocabulary is posted in classroom and on Google Classroom. Definitions are given in class, mostly verbally, as the term is covered. A complete list of definitions is not posted.

Due Dates

All work is due on assigned date. Late work is not accepted for a grade. Assigned dates are visible in Google Classroom where all work assignments are announced and turned-in. All make-up work from an excused absence is the responsibility of the student. It is the student’s responsibility to talk to instructor and arrange make-up of work. It is the responsibility of student to initiate this conversation. Students are allowed two school days to make up work on the missed day of absence and one additional day for each successive day missed thereafter.

Academic dishonesty results in a loss of credit for the student(s) involved. Such behavior includes, but is not limited to, giving or receiving answers to assignments, sharing of completed work, and cheating on exams.

Code of Conduct

Text and Supplies

Computer Literacy Requirements

Students must complete 100% on the Computer Literacy quiz. The purpose of this quiz is to test knowledge of how a computer works. Supporting material is given to learn the parts of a computer and how it the computer works. In order to effectively program, you must understand how the computer and a network works.

College Credit

Students may receive college credit by scoring a 3 or better on the AP CS exam (fee for exam).

Syllabus Agreement

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