Computer Science Sub

21st Century Computing

1/2 Credit
Grade 9

This is a mandatory course that will provide an introduction to the computer, exploring the essential concepts and information about the computer. A practical knowledge of Windows and Google Chromebooks and apps is achieved. Students will also develop proficiency in using an integrated Office Suite package, which includes word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software. Current issues such as social networking and Internet safety are explored.

Computer Science

1/2 Credit
Grades 10-12
Introduces students who are interested in any computer or engineering field to the
foundational concepts of computer science and challenges them to explore how
computing and technology can impact the world. With a unique focus on creative
problem solving and real-world applications, Computer Science prepares students for
college and career. Students who successfully complete this semester-long course will
have the option of taking AP Computer Science Principles as an independent study

Internet and Web Page Development

1/2 Credit

This course is designed to introduce students to the fundamentals of web site creation. Students will develop, manage, and maintain professional websites using HTML, XHTML and Cascading Style Sheets. The complete production process including pre-production planning, layout and design considerations (including site maps and navigation), testing, uploading and implementing the site, maintenance and applicable legal and ethical issues are covered. Professional web design software and production tools are used for graphics development, image manipulation, and page/site layout in the hands-on laboratory exercises.

Prerequisite: 21st Century Computing and Digital Art

3D Computer Automated Design I

1/2 Credit
Using modeling software, students will build real-world objects in a three-dimensional
environment. Students will print some of their work on a 3D printer and create movies
that illustrate their completed projects. The skills gained in this course will help
students prepare for possible careers in such fields as graphic design, game design,
animation, simulation, and engineering.

3D Computer Automated Design II

1/2 Credit
Building upon 3D CAD I, students create and print more complex three-dimensional
drawings. Students also create more complicated movies that animate as well as
illustrate their projects.
Prerequisite: 3D Computer Automated Design I

Advanced Placement Computer Science Principles

1/2 Credit
This semester-long course is a continuation of Computer Science that will prepare the
student for earning AP credit. Students explore the impact of computing on social,
economic, and cultural areas of our lives. Students create computational artifacts
through the design and development of programs. The cost of the A.P. exam is
approximately $90.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Computer Science

Advanced Placement Computer Science

1 Credit
This course is a college-level course for students who are interested in computer
science or engineering. It will continue object-oriented programming with an emphasis
on Java. The course will also cover the case study recommended by the College
Board. Students will be prepared for the Advanced Placement Exam. The cost of the
A.P. exam is approximately $90.
Prerequisite: Successful completion of Computer Science