AP Computer Science Principles

This is a fast-paced course equivalent to a college introductory programming class. Students will learn about the exciting kinds of problems tackled by computer science while exploring the field’s most important tool—programming. The course will explore systematic problem-solving strategies that can be applied to real-world problems. The focus will be on writing full classes and the logic and structures around building them. Throughout the course, students will study common, reusable algorithms and learn to analyze them for correctness and speed.

Credits: 1.0 (0.5 per semester)
Estimated Completion Time: 2 semesters/18-36 weeks
State Course Number: 991195