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An introduction to computer science with a primary emphasis on software development, taught by Derek Owens and Tom Robinson.
Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: Programming in the Python Language
Chapter 3: Functions and Objects
Chapter 4: Graphics
Chapter 5: Files and Data
Chapter 6: Introduction to HTML
Students will need to bring a laptop to class on most days. Students will need a computer at home with an internet connection. No textbook will be required for this class. Students will be accessing various resources online and materials will be provided in print and online for the students to study.
This is a full year course in computer science with the main emphasis being on writing software. This class will be offered at two levels, Regular and Honors, and in doing so is expected to accommodate a fairly broad range of student ability. Substantially more will be expected of the Honors students. Students may enroll without knowing whether they wish to take the Regular or the Honors version of the course, and may decide as the course progresses and may switch during the course if needed.
Homework, Tests and Grades
Students will be given specific assignments to complete each week. Assignments will be graded and parents will be kept informed with regular progress reports. To maximize instructional time in class, tests will be given at home. One final exam for each semester will be taken in class at the end of each semester. Students will receive a numerical grade for each semester and for the year. The grade is calculated based on tests, graded homework and the final exams.