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Understand Software Engineering and Object-Oriented Programming

Computer Science A (CSA) introduces students to software engineering and object-oriented programming and design using the Java programming language. This curriculum covers a broad range of topics, including the design of solutions to problems, the use of data structures to organize large sets of data, the development and implementation of algorithms to process data and discover new information, the analysis of potential solutions, and the ethical and social implications of computing systems.

The Computer Science A Professional Learning program includes 2 days of virtual onboarding and 11 days of instructor-led facilitation, curriculum guide, ongoing support, and stipends for each workshop day.

Professional development options are available to support teachers with and without experience using the Professional Learning Program. Focus will be placed on content knowledge with Java for this AP course and supporting teachers during their first year of implementation.

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Take on the Role of A Softwart Engineer

In’s Computer Science A (CSA), students learn object-oriented programming using Java. Students take on the role of software engineers, and practice skills that are used in the field. The curriculum for CSA is designed for any high school student who wishes to continue their computer science education after completing an introductory course such as Computer Science Discoveries (CSD) or Computer Science Principles (CSP) .’s curriculum will cover the content defined in the College Board framework for the AP CSA exam.

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