When you hear the words “computer science,”do you imagine a college student sitting in front of a computer alone, typing code all day and night? Think again!
Kaila Piscitelli was a student at Conrad High School in Connecticut when she created an app that recommends clothes that a traveler should pack based on weather forecasts in the place they’re going. Her classmate, Lily Sientab, built an app that teaches younger students the alphabet. Hamed Nassaco— who attended the Academy for Software Engineering in New York— uses computer code to write songs.
New College Board Course – AP Computer Science Principles
These students brought their ideas to life in AP Computer Science Principles (AP CSP). This new Advanced Placement course from the College Board invites students— even those with no previous coding or programming experience—to use computing tools and skills to pursue their unique interests, showcase their creativity and address real-world issues in their community.
Like other Advanced Placement courses, AP CSP is a college-level course and exam that students can take while in high school. The curriculum for each Advanced Placement course is created for the College Board by a panel of experts and college-level educators in each specific field of study.
American colleges and universities may grant placement and course credit to students who obtain good scores on the Advanced Placement examinations.
Click here to read more.