Wagner High School AP Computer Science Principles Welcome Letter/Syllabus 2019-2020
Welcome to AP CS A. Whether it’s 3-D animation, engineering, music, app development, medicine, visual design, robotics, or political analysis, computer science is the engine that powers the technology, productivity, and innovation that drive the world. Computer science experience has become imperative for students’ success in the workforce of tomorrow.
We designed AP Computer Science Principles with the goal of creating leaders in computer science fields and attracting and engaging those who are traditionally underrepresented with essential computing tools and multidisciplinary opportunities.
A score of 3 or above on this exam taken in May normally awards 3 semester hours of non-major computer science credit at a college or university. In addition, passing students will receive a $100 honorarium from the National Mathematics and Science Initiative.
If you need to contact me at any time during the school year use the following information:
Mr. Paul Fenoglio
Phone: 210-370-7410 (for parents)
Please (parents and students) feel free to contact me any time you have a question or concern.
Assignments and other important class information will be posted to Google Classroom and/or to edhesive.com.
This course is taught using blended instruction based on edhesive.com. There are two mandatory assignments due in early 2020 which are sent for grading to the College Board. These assignments contribute to your final AP score Normally in class there will be short lectures interspaced with in-class work either on edhesive or on written assignments keyed to the AP exam. Students who excel in this course will be invited to enroll in more advanced compute science courses in future years.
Weighting: Classwork (50%), Tests (40%) and Homework(10%)
All assignments can be redone any time.
NMSI training will be held in Nov, Jan and Mar on Saturday mornings. Students are expected to attend and will be held responsible for the material.
You will be issued logon information for several websites including: 1) Google Classroom:
2) Edhesive: TBD
Normally, any student can retake tests and quizzes (except for the semester exam). Retakes are normally done on Saturday mornings in room S-142. Please come and see me if you need other arrangements. I normally accept late work up until the end of the grading period. However late work must be accomplished during tutoring or after consultation with me.
Tutoring will be available before school from 7:45AM to 8:15AM and after school from 4:20PM to 5:15 PM each day. I am normally in the classroom for Saturday tutoring from 9 AM-12 PM on Saturdays as well.
Sequence of Instruction:
See the Edhesive.com page.
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