AP Computer Science Principles (Sem 1)

This is the first semester of a full-year, rigorous, entry-level course that introduces high school students to the foundations of modern computing. The course covers a broad range of foundational topics such as programming, algorithms, the Internet, big data, digital privacy and security, and the societal impacts of computing. Computing affects almost all aspects of modern life and all students deserve an education that prepares them to pursue the wide array of opportunities that computing has made possible. This course seeks to provide knowledge and skills to meaningfully participate in our increasingly digital society, economy, and culture.

Terms Offered

(23-24) Semester 1
(24-25) Semester 1

NCAA Approved?


Course Type

Advanced Placement


College Board: AP Course Topics and Objectives