computer science & applications

course expectations

This semester long course is designed to familiarize students with the basics of computer application skills and computer science.  Other aspects of the computer field that will be explored are online safety and computer ethics. This required course will meet the computer literacy credit for high school graduation.

Overview

  • Examine the relationship between hardware and software in computing systems

  • Apply computational thinking to algorithms, problem solving, abstraction, and connections

  • Design and develop computational artifacts

  • Determine methods for data storage, collection, and visualization

  • Generate documents utilizing productivity applications

  • Explore system failures and options for troubleshooting

  • Create digital text, images and sound for communication and collaboration

  • Identify network security risks associated with cyber attacks and threats

  • Research issues related to safety, invasion of privacy, data security, and the ethical use of information

Goals

Requested Supplies

Pens, Pencils, Earbuds, Tissues

Performance Tasks, Participation, Quizzes, Tests, and Essays are all methods of assessment along with semester exams.

  • Formative and Summative Assessments make up 80% of the semester & course final grade. 

  • Semester Exam makes up 20% of the final grade.

Assessment Methods 

Attendance

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up essential work may also be required. Assignments missed will be found online in our Google Classroom class. Since make-up work can vary, it is essential that the student check-in with me after an absence to ensure that the correct work is completed.  Students will have three days to complete make-up work from the day they return from their absence.

The hands-on nature of the course will require daily participation and effort. Daily attendance is very important.  Alternative assignments may be assigned as make-up work, however missing out on the work in class will sometimes result in missing key concepts. Scheduling a tutoring session to make