AP Computer Science Principles: Opening Doors for All Students
Computer science is everywhere, from our smartphones and video games to music, medicine, and much more. AP Computer Science Principles (AP CSP) can help you understand how computing and technology shape the world around you.
Learn to Build Real-World Solutions with AP Computer Science Courses
You don’t need an advanced understanding of coding; AP CSP is an introductory-level course meant for all students. A school year studying computer science will help you learn and grow by applying your ideas to create real solutions. Join Bytes & Bots for this Hands-on fun project based sessions this year.
Bytes & Bots AP Computer Science Prep Courses
You’ll learn how to creatively address real-world issues while using the same tools and processes that artists, writers, computer scientists, and engineers use to bring ideas to life.
- Gain confidence in your problem-solving abilities
- Learn skills you can apply to a wide range of fields and interests
- Stretch your creativity as you bring your own ideas to life
- Work with your classmates to build better programs
- Have products you can share to show how much you’ve learned
- Explore ways to help your community through technology
The Tools to Succeed
It’s about using the skills you’ll learn to solve real-world problems. Build Java code driven smart devices and apps in our lab and prepare for the exam.
|Example of App and Project Ideas|
|Create apps to track health data and provide real-time suggestions for ways to live healthier|
|Program models and experiments that help answer biology, physics, and sociology questions|
|Design and build robots for use in fields like manufacturing, surgery, research, and transportation|
|Create smart devices and tools that people can use in the real world|
Comparing AP Computer Science Courses
You’ll have the option to take either one or both AP computer science courses. Check out the differences below. Bytes & Bots program will prepare you for both the exams.
|Computer Science A|
|Learn the fundamentals of programming and problem solving using the JAVA language.|
|Develop skills for future study or a career in computer science or other STEM fields.|
|AP score comes from one end-of-year exam with two sections: multiple choice and free response.|
|Computer Science Principles|
|Learn the basics of computing, like problem solving, programming, cybersecurity, and working with data.|
|Broaden your understanding of computer science for use in a variety of majors and careers.|
|AP score comes from three components: two in-class projects and one end-of-year multiple-choice exam.|
See Where AP Computer Science Can Take You
Although the AP Computer Science A course draws heavily upon theory, formal logic, abstract data structures, and a conceptual understanding of algorithms, you also must gain significant experience applying the concepts to tackle a wide range of problems. As you design data structures and develop algorithms, you should integrate ideas, test hypotheses, and explore alternative approaches. Further, activities motivated by real-world applications can provide insights about how computing can be useful in society, motivate the study of technical issues, and capture your interest. Please note that in an attempt to provide real-world and engaging contexts, the labs sometimes cover content that will not be assessed on the AP Computer Science A Exam.
Bytes & Bots AP Computer Science A course is based on our proven 80/20 format. 80 % hands-on structured-lab experiences to engage you in individual or group problem solving and 20% research. Students design, build, code and create solutions to real world problems, and present the solutions precisely (i.e., in the Java programming language), test your solutions, identify and correct errors (when mistakes occur), and compare possible solutions. Have serious fun while doing cool projects and succeed in the AP Comp Sci exams.