Computer Science Principles: Using Python® as a primary tool and incorporating multiple platforms and languages for computation, this course aims to develop computational thinking, generate excitement about career paths that utilize 41 computing, and introduce professional tools that foster creativity and collaboration. Computer Science Principles helps students develop programming expertise and explore the workings of the Internet.
Computer Science A: Principles Computer Science Applications focuses on further developing computational-thinking skills through the development of web applications. The course utilizes industry-standard tools such as Java, HTML, PHP, XML, Apache webservers and MySQL databases. Students collaborate to create original solutions to problems of their own choosing by designing and implementing user interfaces and databases.
Pine Lake Prep Receives AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award
Pine Lake Prep has earned the College Board's AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for attaining female student representation in AP Computer Science Principles for 2018. Among the more than 18,000 secondary schools worldwide that offer AP courses, PLP is one of only 685 that have achieved this important result.
PLP's Computer Science courses are taught by Ms. Coral Riley.
Schools receiving the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award have either 50% or higher female representation in one of the two AP computer science courses or a percentage of the female computer science examinees meeting or exceeding that of the school’s female population. Only 490 schools earned the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award for AP Computer Science Principles.
“By inviting many more young women to advanced computer science classrooms, Pine Lake Preparatory has taken a significant step toward preparing all students for the widest range of 21st-century opportunities,” said Trevor Packer, College Board senior vice president of the AP Program. “We hope this inspires many other high schools to engage more female students in AP Computer Science and prepare them to drive innovation.”