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
It's time to think about the courses for next year. We offer two AP computer science courses at Chattahoochee --- AP Computer Science Principles and APCSA. The PowerPoint below explains the differences between the two courses and eligibility requirements. There will be an application link coming soon on ChattCougar.com.
AP Computer Science Presentation
Online folder with more information
One of the main programming tools that we use in APCS Principles is EarSketch from GA Tech. This development environment allows the students to create music using the Python coding language. This is the second year that I have had the privilege of working with the GA Tech team. The students like the blend of creativity and programming with EarSketch.
The following article was recently published about the EarSketch program. Hope you enjoy! http://www.news.gatech.edu/features/creating-next-code-composers
The PSAT is a good indicator of college readiness and served as the primary tool for 11th graders to qualify for the National Merit Scholarship.
All of our 9th, 10th, and 11th grade students are automatically registered for this exam. Students will be done with their day by 12:30 with buses leaving at that time. Boxed lunches will be available for students to pick up in the cafeteria on their way out after the exam.
Students are encouraged to take this exam to the best of their ability so it can serve as useful feedback regarding the student’s academic progress and readiness for college. Students should bring photo ID, #2 pencils, and approved calculators.
We will have two curriculum nights this year. Ninth and tenth grade night is Tuesday, August 29th at 7:00 pm (TAG meeting at 6:30 pm). Eleventh and twelfth grade night is Tuesday, September 5 at 7:00 pm (TAG meeting at 6:30 pm). I hope to see you there!
For those of you who can't attend, click the button below to access the material that I will present each night.
**I will be unable to attend the curriculum night on 9/5/17. I will be at a conference. However, Dr. Lee will be in my class to answer any questions. The presentation is below.
All Computer Science courses are part of the CTAE Department.
IT courses PLC lead teacher:
Follow me on Twitter: @pamwhitlock1
Principal & CTAE administrator:
Assistant Principal & AP coordinator:
CTAE Department Chair:
Chattahoochee High School
5230 Taylor Road
Johns Creek, GA 30022
Photo courtesy of EarSketch from GA Tech