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Computer Science

CAMS offers students a four year course sequence of programs designed to further students interest in computer science.  Computer Science Essentials is the first course in the sequence, and uses MIT App Inventor and Python to teach fundamental concepts of computer science.  In addition, CAMS offers two AP Computer Science courses. The AP Computer Science Principles course continues to develop a broader concept of computer science while developing their programming skills in Python.  The capstone course, AP Computer Science A, focuses on computing skills related to programming in Java. In addition to these courses we also
offer an elective course, Cyber-Security, wherein students learn about the fundamentals of networking, internet privacy and tools used to protect users and networks.

These courses underscore the importance of communicating solutions appropriately in ways that are relevant to current societal needs. The AP Computer Science courses help address important societal issues while broadening participation in computing.  These courses are a strong and engaging introduction to fundamental areas of the discipline.

Computer Science Courses

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