Columbine Computer Science STEM Pathway


SAMPLE SCHEDULE of Potential Choices for more Computer-Based Classes at CHS. This is only an example. IN CREATING A STUDENT’s HIGH SCHOOL PLAN, students should always consult with their Counselor & Guardians/Family in making decisions.
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Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

CS Programming

APCSP

APCSP or
CS IT Essentials

CS IT Essentials (Internship) or 
Digital Electronics

Foreign Lang

OR PE + Graphic Design

PE + 1-2 Elective(s): Web Design / Animation / Digital Music / Graphic Design

PE +1-2 Elective(s): Web Design / Animation / Digital Music / Graphic Design / RNN

CHOOSE 4 Semesters:
CS IT Essentials INTERNSHIP: CHS Geek Squad

 - CS Web Design / Animation / Digital Music / Graphic Design / RNN
--&/OR --
-
BUS: Internet Marketing + Personal Finance

 - AP ART: 2D Design on cptr

Study Hall

Foreign Language (for those planning to attend 4-year university after high school)

Science: Biology or Earth Science

Science: Biology or Chemistry

Science: Chemistry or Physics

Science/Math: Physics

Social Studies: 
Govt + Geography

Social Studies:
US History

Social Studies: Ancient Civilizations

Social Studies: Economics (1 sem)

Math: PreAlgebra / Algebra 1

Math: Geometry / Algebra 1

Math: Algebra 2 / Pre Calc

Math: Pre Calculus / Calculus / Statistics ? Calc AB /

English

English

English

English

Considerations:

OTHER CONSIDERATIONS & PLANNING                                                                                                                    


COMPUTER SCIENCE FOUNDATIONS → Course Descriptions

COMPUTER SCIENCE FOUNDATIONS → Program Pathway [ Suggested CS Course Progression ]

Freshman

Sophomore

Junior

Senior

CS Programming

APCSP / CS IT Essentials / Digital Electronics

APCSP / CS IT Essentials / Digital Electronics

APCSP / CS IT Essentials / Digital Electronics

Foreign Lang

OR PE + Graphic Design

Foreign Lang

OR PE + 1-2 Elective(s): Web Design / Animation / Digital Music / Graphic Design

Foreign Lang

OR 2 Elective(s): Web Design / Animation / Digital Music / Graphic Design

2 Elective(s): Web Design / Animation / Digital Music / Graphic Design

INTERNSHIP: IT Essentials Geek Squad

INTERNSHIP: IT Essentials Geek Squad

CS Dept Vision… [ IP ]

A mission statement focuses on today and what an organization does to achieve it. A mission statement drives your program.  Columbine High School offers What do we do?  Who does my program serve?  How does my program serve them? Columbine High School offers a broad variety of traditional subjects but STEM and Computer Based Arts & Sciences drive the academics into next century. Curriculum instruction in graphic design, multimedia, digital photography, web design, computer programming, electronics, digital music, and computer science fundamentals give students a creative based approach which allows them to conceive of ideas, design and build a reality. Open to all students, Computer Based Arts & Sciences make all their other subjects come alive, putting to use all the fundamentals taught in classical subjects to reality in preparation for today’s modern workforce. The program is supported by using the most current industry standard software with popular programming languages that could get them a job in today’s marketplace. If a student wishes to get started in STEAM or Computer Sciences, Columbine is THE place to try it out.

Students in Columbine’s Computer Arts & Sciences use current industry technologies to solve today’s modern problems. Students are skilled problem solvers proposing algorithms and putting to use new programs to make their tasks simpler and assisting others in our community. Many alumni from the Computer Arts & Sciences have already started building their own games, web pages, designs, audio, film and companies based on ideas they began as Columbine students. Most importantly, they return to talk about their ventures after moving on to post secondary education to teach others who aspire to follow in their footsteps.

Program Goals & CO Standards [ IP ]

CERTIFICATIONS

Partnering with Warren Technical High School, Arapahoe Community College Concurrent Enrollment & Certifications, Certiport and Advanced Placement, CHS builds a diverse Computing Foundation for Columbine Students. We offer the following Certifications:

CAREER PREP OPPORTUNITIES

CHS Computer Science Pathway Plan, page