Formerly "AP® Computer Science A* Online Test Preparation"
This asynchronous 180-hour Online Academy requires no prior programming experience. Students will program using Java, however, the concepts and techniques taught will be applicable to many programming languages. After successful completion of the course, students are prepared to tackle intermediate-level programming projects, as well as attempt the Advanced Placement (AP®) Computer Science A* exam, if desired.
*AP® is a registered trademark of the College Board. It was not involved in the production of, and does not endorse, this product.
This course is delivered online through DigiPen’s Distance Learning System. Students can work at their own pace through the curriculum, which includes reading course materials, viewing recorded lectures, and completing lab activities. Students should plan to spend five hours a week working on the course. Once a unit is completed, the online quiz system ensures that students have mastered the content. Computer science instructors are available for support during regularly scheduled lab sessions (Mondays and Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m. PST) and by email.
This course is open to students in Grades 11 and 12.
Students must also possess the following basic computer skills.
In addition to the prerequisites listed above, students must have access to a computer that meets the technology requirements listed below.
Tuition for this Online Academy is $595. A $100 non-refundable deposit must be paid at the time of registration. The remaining $495 must be paid by the registration deadline.