Gateway Regional High School
Intro to Computer Science
856-848-8200 ext 519
Google Classroom Code: 29q896
Intro to Computer Science is an introductory-level single semester course for students brand new to programming and computer science. In this course, you will learn problem solving strategies, software design, and the foundations of computer science.
This course is taught using Python. Python is a general purpose programming language great for beginners. It is most praised for its elegant syntax and readable code, and it's quite powerful. Python is used by many large organizations (Google and NASA for example) to do just about everything from building apps, analyzing data, system administration, and the list goes on.
Not only will this course prepare you for continuing study in computer science (for example, AP Computer Science A and AP Computer Science Principles), but it will teach you how to think computationally and solve real world problems, skills that are important to every 21st century citizen.
Course Expectations and Assessments
Expect to spend 3-5 hours per week on this course. This includes watching all of the video lessons, completing the lesson and code practices, and completing the unit quizzes, tests and coding assignments.
A summary of the units of study and topics for the course is listed below.
Beginning in Computer Science
Hardware and Software Basics
Input and Output
Number Calculations and Data
Working with Big Data
Repetition with Loops
Making a Game
Required and Recommended Materials
I will be available after school for makeup tests, test retakes, and extra help on Tuesday and Thursday.
Classroom Behavioral Expectations and Rewards/Consequences