AP Computer Science Principles

AP Computer Science Principles Preparation class is designed to foster a profound understanding of programming structures, providing hands-on practice in reading and writing code for various computer programs. Through targeted instruction and practical application, students will not only gain mastery over essential programming concepts but will also refine their skills in problem-solving and algorithmic thinking.
Designed for

Students who are preparing for the AP Computer Science Principles exam


High school students

Class format

One-on-one and small group (Max. 7 students/class)

Class Introduction

The AP Computer Science Principles Prep course prepares students for success in the AP Computer Science Principles exam. The overarching goal of the course is to furnish students with the knowledge and skills essential for excelling in this exam.

The course will focus on developing a deep understanding of programming structures and practices, including reading and writing code for computer programs. Additionally, the course may cover various other computing concepts such as the internet, data, global impact, and computational thinking. The course will help students gain a solid understanding of the key concepts and practices in computer science and prepare them to excel on the AP Computer Science Principles exam and potentially earn college credit or advanced placement in computer science courses.

  • Develop confidence in their ability to earn their desired score on the exam.
  • Identify the exam success strategy/strategies to implement for the exam.
  • Develop proficiency in programming structures and practices, honing the ability to read and write code for diverse computer programs.
  • Quickly comprehend questions and respond correctly using the skills and strategies practiced during this course.

Students and their parents will receive brief feedback after each class regarding the student’s general participation in class. Students will also receive feedback on graded assignments via email.

Need to prepare?

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2024 Summer Group Classes: Open for Registration

scoring worksheet

FREE 2024 AP Scoring Worksheet

With the scoring worksheet, you will be able to calculate your target score in preparation for the upcoming exam in May. We also have a full scoring worksheet available  below if you want to print it out and keep it in your folder. 
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