AP Computer Science A (Period 6/7)
The AP Computer Science A course introduces students to computer science with fundamental topics that include problem solving, design, strategies and methodologies, organization of data (data structures), approaches to processing data (algorithms), analysis of potential solutions, and the ethical and social implications of computing. The course emphasizes both object-oriented and imperative problem solving and design. The techniques represent proven approaches for developing solutions that can scale up from small simple problem to large, complex problems. The AP Computer Science A course curriculum is compatible with many Computer Science 1 courses in colleges and universities. A student who successfully completes AP Computer Science A can satisfy both one advanced mathematics requirement and one languages other than English requirement for graduation. (TAC 74.11(k)).