You may recognize some people in this video! Sixth period...I'm talking to you! :)
There is no summer assignment this year for either APCS Principles or APCSA. Relax, enjoy your summer break & come back in August ready to work!
Exam time is rapidly approaching. See below for exam specifics for each course.
AP Computer Science Principles:
Performance tasks uploaded and finalized by Friday, April 19th. These tasks count as 40% of your AP score. Students should see me individually if they can not achieve this due date.
Whitlock Final Exam: In class on Tuesday, April 30th and Wednesday, May 1st.. 74 multiple choice questions
AP exam: Friday, May 11th @ noon.
All students are highly encouraged to purchase an AP review book to prepare for both my exam and the AP exam.
AP Computer Science A:
Whitlock Final Exam: This will be a full length, mock AP exam. It will be given on Wednesday, May 1st from 3:45 - 7:00 pm. This is a mandatory exam. Any student who has a scheduling conflict should talk to me no later than Monday, April 29th.
AP Exam: Friday, May 11th at noon.
All students will be reviewing all course material from Wednesday, April 17th - Tuesday, April 30th. All students need to put effort into reviewing and preparing for the final exam. Once the final exam is completed, students will analyze their performance will focus on their weak spots leading up to the AP exam. I strongly encourage all students to purchase a review book (Barrons, 5 steps to a 5 or Princeton Review are my favorites). I have a limited number of Barron's books that can be used in class.
The applications for AP Computer Science Principles and AP Computer Science A are now open for the 2019-20 school year. Applications are due by February 22, 2019. Email me if you would like a link to the application.
AP Computer Science Principles: This course is open to students in grades 10 - 12.
APCS Principles is a broad look at computing. We will learn to program in several different languages, analyze how the internet works, study Big Data and explore the global impact of computing. The AP score is comprised of a multiple choice exam in May and two performance based tasks that are completed during the school year. Excellent course for beginner programmers! Prerequisite: B or higher in math.. Prior programming experience is not required!
More info can be found at the APCSP college board webpage.
AP Computer Science A: This course is open to students in grades 11 & 12.
AP Computer Science A is an introduction to Java programming course. It will cover Java fundamentals and Object Oriented programming. Because the development of computer programs to solve problems is a skill fundamental to the study of computer science, a large part of the course is built around the development of computer programs or parts of programs that correctly solve a given problem. The course also emphasizes the design issues that make programs understandable, adaptable, and, when appropriate, reusable. This is the highest level AP Computer science course that is offered.
Prerequisites: B or higher in an honors level math OR recommendation of current computer science teacher.
More information can be found on the College Board website:
Questions? See Mrs. Whitlock in G127 or email me at --- firstname.lastname@example.org
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I hope to meet many of you at Curriculum night this year. If you can't make it, I have posted the PowerPoint below. In it, you will find contact information for me, a general description of each course and where to find assignments if your child is absent. -- Pam
Curriculum Night PowerPoint
Wednesday, August 29th @ 7:00 pm: Curriculum night for 9th & 11th grades. Hope to see a lot of parents here!
Friday, August 31st & Monday, Sept. 3rd: No school for students! Enjoy the long weekend.
Here is a link to this year's app challenge! I hope some of you submit an app. It can be in any language and on any topic!!
Below you will find the syllabus for both AP Computer Science courses. I am ready for a fabulous new year! Students will need to read the syllabus. Then print and sign the last page. This will be turned in by August 10, 2018 for the first homework grade.
APCS Principles course syllabus
APCSA course syllabus
All Computer Science courses are part of the CTAE Department.
IT courses PLC lead teacher:
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Dr. Mike Todd
Assistant Principal & AP coordinator:
CTAE Department Chair:
Chattahoochee High School
5230 Taylor Road
Johns Creek, GA 30022
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