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AP Computer Science  (APCSP)

Computer Science Principles (AP Level)

Computer Science Principles

Core computer architcture topics - binary, networking, security, algorithm, and more.

Computer Science Principles (meet APCSP requirements)

You might have learned coding for a while. But have you ever thought about how do computers work exactly? How does it understand the code we write? How do computers talk to each other? How to keep our data secure? There are many fun questions like that.

In this Computer Science Principles class, we introduce students to a wide range of important fundamental topics in computer science such as binary, encryption, networking, and more. It is a great step for learning more about system and architectural aspects of computers. Developed by expert AP computer science educators, the class also meets the requirements for the APCSP exam as defined by the College Board . Any student who have learned Python can take it regardless of whether you want to take the AP exam or not.

About APCSP - APCSP (AP Computer Science Principles) is one of the two computer science AP courses/exams offered by the College Board. APCSP covers a broad range of topics. It is "an introductory college-level computing course that introduces students to the breadth of the field of computer science. Students learn to design and evaluate solutions and to apply computer science to solve problems through the development of algorithms and programs. They incorporate abstraction into programs and use data to discover new knowledge. Students also explain how computing innovations and computing systems—including the internet—work, explore their potential impacts, and contribute to a computing culture that is collaborative and ethical."

If you plan to take APCSP class, you should take both the Computer Science Principles - Core class as well as the companion Create Performance Task class designed specifically for preparing for the exam in May 2022.

Grades 6-12

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Computer Science Principles - Core

  • Grades 6-12
  • In this class, we cover a broad spectrum of fundamental computer science topics including - Data and Binary - Compression and Data Types - Big Data and Crowdsourcing - Data Types and Programming - Control Structures and Procedures - Algorithms and Efficiency - Networking and Internet - Managing Computer Resources - Online Information and Data - Simulations and Computing Bias All of these are important foundational knowledge for any students who are interested in computer science. They meet the full requirements as defined by College Board for the APCSP exam as well. These are great topics to master regardless of whether you are taking the APCSP exam or not. Because the class needs to cover a lot of concepts in a short period of time, it has more lecturing compared to most of our other classes which are almost 100% project based. Students will still work on small projects throughout the course to better understand the content and need to actively participate in the class discussions to get the most out of this course with rich content.
  • 12 sessions, 70 minutes per session
  • $387
    2-8 students group class
  • Students need to have completed Python to get the best learning from this APCSP class. To sign up for Python class, visit https://www.create-learn.us/coding-for-kids/python

 
10:30 AM Pacific Standard Time

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APCSP - Create Performance Tasks (Test Prep)

  • Grades 8-12
  • (This class is only offered from Jan - May each year to follow AP exam schedule) APCSP Create Performance Tasks is the part of the APCSP exam where students are required to complete a coding project with about 12 hours of work supervised by a teacher. In this class, students will work on their projects in the class and can ask teachers for help. Teachers are not allowed to give specific instruction on how to build the project, but can give general guidance on coding to help students make progress. Projects may be written in Python or Scratch. Students who have signed up for the AP exam will have full access to the AP classroom from the College Board as well.
  • 12 sessions, 70 minutes per session
  • $387
    2-8 students group class
  • We encourage students to sign up for this class only if you are taking the APCSP exam in 2022. To learn more about APCSP tests and what's covered visit College Board Website https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-computer-science-principles/exam.

Do not see a time that works for you or want a private class? You can schedule a new private or group class based on your own needs. Click here to get started.