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AP Computer Science Principles is a new AP course on our campus, as it started the 2017-2018 school year, and is a great way to introduce yourself to coding or computer-related academics. According to the College Board website, the course includes “programming, abstractions, algorithms, large data sets, the Internet, cyber security concerns, and computing impacts.”

Personally, I am the exact opposite of tech-savvy, and this class was a great way for me to increase my computer skills. In the future, and even now, students will need computer knowledge and to obtain coding skills in order to succeed in the workforce. In this class, we have used Code.org and CodeHS.com to learn the coding language, JavaScript, although this could possibly change in the future. This year, Mr. Kusayanagi runs the program, and he makes sure to teach at a slower pace to account for any inexperienced students in the class. According to the College Board’s 2017 statistics, 74.6% of students who took the AP Computer Science Principles test pass with a 3 or higher, which are pretty good odds! If you are interested in computer science but have no clue where to start, this class is a perfect beginner program.

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