In this course, you will create apps and other programs using the snap programming language, you will learn some of the most powerful ideas of computer science, you will be creative, and you will discuss the social implications of computing, thinking deeply about how you can be personally active in promoting the benefits and reducing the possible harms.
You are among the first in the nation to be doing this.
The BJC4NYC project is adapting the University of California, Berkeley's introductory computer science course as a high school AP CS Principles course. Over the years 2015-2018, BJC will be introduced to 100 NYC high schools. Your comments, corrections, and other feedback are valuable and will help to improve this course.
7/7/2017: The 2017-18 version of the curriculum is still in development. Units 1-3 are done apart from possible minor corrections, but Units 4-8 may change significantly before September.
Please check that your system meets the minimum specifications for running Snap!
Please note that the topic of recursion is not formally included in the AP Computer Science Principles Curriculum Framework. At the end of Unit 6, all of the CSP curriculum framework has been addressed. Units 7 and 8 contain additional material that’s important to computer science, but some or all of Unit 7 and Unit 8 may be covered after the AP exam in May.