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.
First Period: APCS Principles
Second Period: APCS Principles
Third Period: Planning
Fourth: APCS Principles
Fifth Period: Advisement/Lunch
Sixth Period: APCSA
Seventh Period: APCSA
Thanks for visiting Mrs. Whitlock's website for the computer science courses. I am currently the AP computer science teacher for Chattahoochee High School in Johns Creek, GA. My courses for the 2017 - 2018 school year will be: AP Computer Science A and AP Computer Science Principles. Along with Ms. Beth Cunningham, I will be one of the faculty sponsors for the Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) club. Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns.
If you have any questions about the summer assignments, please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) or post a question in the announcements/discussion area for each course on this website.
All Computer Science courses are part of the CTAE Department.
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Chattahoochee High School
5230 Taylor Road
Johns Creek, GA 30022
Photo courtesy of EarSketch from GA Tech