Computer Science at LPS Starts in 8th grade!

  •  As you're choosing your courses this year, consider Computer Science! If you have any questions about the CS courses, you can always come to talk to Ms. Aguilar or Mrs. Blankenship.

    Courses:

    Fundamentals

    Computer Science 1 

    Computer Science 2

    AP Computer Science 

    Principles (2021-2022)*

    Recommended for students:

    In 8th grade

    Have no prior coding experience 

    9th grade or 8th graders

    Have taken Algebra 1 

    Have taken both Algebra 1 and 2 (or concurrently enrolled in Algebra 2)

    Students on the AP track who are interested in the history of computing and the global impact of emerging technologies

    No prior coding experience required 

    Languages

    HTML

    CSS

    Javascript

    Block programming with Javascript

    Python

    Java

    Javascript

    Syllabus

    • Problem Solving
    • Web Development
    • Interactive Games and Animation
    • The Design Process
    • Data and Society
    • Physical Computing 
    • Snap Basics
    • Loops
    • Customizations
    • Cloning
    • Problem Solving
    • Introduction to Python
    • Conditionals
    • Functions 
    • Loops and Lists
    • Music Programing
    • Introduction to Object Oriented Programming

    Big Ideas of Computer Science

    • Modularity
    • Variables
    • Control
    • Impact of Computing

    Computational Thinking Practices: Skills

    • Program Design and Algorithm Development
    • Code Logic
    • Code Implementation
    • Code Testing
    • Documentation
    • Creative Development 
    • Data
    • Algorithms and programming
    • Impact of Computing
    • Computational Solution Design
    • Algorithms and Abstraction in Program Development 
    • Code Analysis
    • Computing Innovations 
    • Responsible Computing

    Major Projects

    Website

    App Design

    Game Design 

    Pong

    Mario/Platform Game

    Space Invaders

    Text Monsters 

    Oregon Trail 

    Music Composition

    Pokemon 

    AP Computer Science Principles test prep

    Create and Explore Task practice

    * AP Computer Science A and Principles (2021-2022) are offered in alternate years