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Introduction to Computer Programming
Introduction to Computer Programming is an engaging course that explores a variety of basic computational thinking and programming concepts through a project-based learning environment.  Every unit culminates in a comprehensive project and roughly 75% of student time is spent building projects and practicing the skills they are learning.  This course uses the SNAP! programming language designed at the University of California, Berkeley.  Snap! is an approachable visual block-based programming language with a robust tool set, perfect for introducing students to coding for the first time.

AP Computer Science Principles
AP Computer Science Principles introduces students to the breadth of the field of computer science and challenges them to explore how computing and technology can impact the world.  In this course, students will learn to design and evaluate solutions and to apply computer science to solve problems through the development of algorithms and programs.  They will incorporate abstraction into programs and use data to discover new knowledge.  Students will also explain how computing innovations and computing systems, including the Internet, work, explore their potential impacts, and contribute to a computing culture that is collaborative and ethical.  It is a rigorous, engaging, and approachable course that explores many of the foundational ideas of computing so all students understand how these concepts are transforming the world we live in.  In addition to earning high school credit, students can receive advanced standing or college credit by taking the AP exam administered in May and earning a qualifying score. 

IT Microsoft Academy
Students will learn the computer skills and competencies necessary for lifelong success and be provided the opportunity to complete the Microsoft Office Specialists (MOS) core tests for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access.  The MOS program is the only approved certification program for the Microsoft Office Suite.  Upon successful completion of each core test, students will be awarded Microsoft Certification.

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