Program Description
The Computer Science program includes a sequence of four courses, starting with an overview of the Computing and Information Technology field and progressing through a more in-depth study of Computer Science.  Students will learn all aspects of Computer Science, including programming, networks, graphics, databases, cyber security, artificial intelligence and other applications in IT. 

Possible Certifications and College Credits
3 Articulated Credits from College of Southern Maryland
AP Credits for Computer Science Principles and Computer Science-A
Transcripted Credits for the Capstone

Course Sequence
Introduction to Computer Programming
AP Computer Science Principles
AP Computer Science-A
4th Course Options: Cyber Security, Advanced Programming, Internship or Capstone

Sample High School Schedule

 9th Grade  10th Grade  11th Grade  12th Grade
 1 Introduction to Computer Programming

AP Computer Science Principles

AP Computer Science-A

4th Course Option
 2 Health/Fitness For Life Requirement Fine Arts Requirement Elective Elective
 3 Technology Education Requirement Financial Literacy Elective
Elective
 4 Science Requirement Science Requirement Science Requirement Science Requirement
 5 History Requirement History Requirement History Requirement Elective
 6 English Requirement English Requirement English Requirement English Requirement
 7 Math Requirement Math Requirement Math Requirement Math Requirement 

 

High Schools that Offer the Program
La Plata High School
McDonough High School
North Point High School
St. Charles High School
Thomas Stone High School
Westlake High School