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AP Computer Science

Learn to program in Java – starting with the absolute basics of putting text on the screen, and building through the ideas of control structures and formal logic, object oriented design, inheritance, polymorphism, and recursion!

1st Quarter

Unit 1: Jeroo

Due: September 6, 2019

An early introduction to the ideas of programming in Java through the use of a cool simulation called “Jeroo”.

Unit 2: Beginning Java

Due: September 27, 2019

The very start to Java programming!  How to put text on the screen, create and store variables, and take user input.

Unit 3: Control Structures

Due: October 18, 2019

How to use the most important thing in programming: control structures like ‘if’, ‘else’, ‘for’, and ‘while’.

2nd Quarter

Unit 4: Object Oriented Design

Due: November 8, 2019

The ins-and-outs of Object Oriented Design, and a look at what makes Java one of the coolest languages around!

Unit 5: Arrays

Due: November 27, 2019

Storing information in a specific kind of list called an “array”.  This tool lets us store lots of information very simply.

Unit 6: Individual Mini-Projects

Due: December 13, 2019

Take a chance to design and build your own small program to show off your new Java programming skills!

3rd Quarter

Unit 7: Array Lists

Due: January 24, 2020

Expand on the ideas arrays with a more effective and robust tool: the ArrayList!  Get some practice using both.

Unit 8: Inheritance/Polymorphism

Due: February 14, 2020

Explore the connections that make Object Oriented Design as cool as it is.  Inheritance & Polymorphism give us great new tools.

Unit 9: Grid World

Due: March 6, 2020

Look at how professionally made programs create really complex (and very cool) connections between classes & interfaces.

4th Quarter

Unit 10: AP Prep & Projects

Due: April 3, 2020

Develop a long-term project to finish up our school year while we also practice multiple choice & free response for the AP Test!

Unit 11: AP Prep & Projects 2

Due: April 24, 2020

Continue work on your final projectwhile we also practice multiple choice & free response for the AP Test!

Unit 12: Battle Bugs!

Due: May 8, 2020

After the AP Exam, we’ll develop our very own Battle Bugs and pit them against each other in a digital showdown!