Available on Windows operating systems.

The CompuScholar Windows Programming course uses the Microsoft C# language to teach introductory computer programming and classic computer science concepts.

Topics Covered

This course covers fundamental programming topics and skills such as:

  • Using Integrated Development Environments
  • C# Data types and variables
  • Logical expressions and flow control
  • Math and string operations
  • GUI design and Windows input controls
  • Writing functions
  • Debugging and exceptions
  • Object-Oriented Programming
  • Inheritance and Polymorphism
  • Collections
  • Sorting and recursion
  • File I/O

Click on the Course Syllabus tab to see a complete list of topics.

Student Work

Students will complete hands-on coding projects in every chapter. Scroll through the images below to see a few examples of student work.

  • Basic Console Programs

  • Calculator Program

  • Sorting and Recursion

  • Drawing Graphics

  • Object-Oriented Concepts

 

This is a one-semester couse, with enough material for approximately 18 weeks of school when progressing with typical, daily work. It can be stretched over a full school year at a more relaxed pace, if desired. The 1-year purchase option gives you a full calendar year to complete the material.

When purchasing any course, you will have two main decisions to make:

  • Should I purchase a monthly subscription or a 1-year subscription?
  • Should I purchase a self-study course or a teacher-led course?

The following prices apply for all combinations of these options on this one-semester course.

Monthly Option1-Year Option
Self-Study$15.00 / month75 / year
Teacher-Led$35.00 / month$255 / year

 

If you choose a 1-year option, then you can add additional siblings to the same class for $40 (self-study) or $220 (teacher-led). Additional siblings can be added by the teacher from within the course after your initial login.

If you choose a monthly subscription, then additional siblings can be added under the same teacher at the same monthly subscription rates.

Monthly or 1-Year Subscription

You can choose an affordable monthly subscription or purchase a 1-year subscription. Students will progress through courses at their own pace, normally finishing this course in one full semester. But some students may complete the material more quickly or slowly.

Monthly subscriptions are billed to your credit card each month. You can maintain the subscription for as long as your student needs to complete the course and cancel the subscription when complete.

1-year subscriptions let you pay one discounted price up-front for a full calendar year of access. After the first year, if you need more, you can convert your account to a monthly subscription.

Self Study - How It Works

Our self-study curriculum is always a great option for families that want to work through the material on their own. In a self-study course:

  • Students move at their own self-study pace
  • All quizzes and tests are automatically graded by the system
  • Parents will monitor student progress (if desired)
  • Parents will assign grades to hands-on projects (if desired)
  • Parents will self-certify completion of the course (if needed)

Your self-study course includes a student account to access our online material and a teacher account that lets parents review fully coded activity solutions, access teacher's lesson guides and assign hands-on project grades.

Teacher-Led - How It Works

If you want our expert staff to handle normal parent duties, then our teacher-led option is the perfect fit! In a teacher-led course, students will begin with the same online course material and self-study / self-paced model. But parents don't have to worry about teacher accounts, grading, or answering questions - our teachers will handle it all.

When you select a teacher-led course, your student will receive the following benefits:

Feature Description
Grading Our teacher will grade all of your projects and provide feedback.
Progress Our system will email weekly progress reports to parents. Parents also have instant access to student grades and feedback through a parent account.
Support Students have 1-on-1 messaging with the teacher to ask questions and get help.
Pacing Students start when they like and move at their own pace; no set class times.
Certificate Students will receive a PDF certificate with final grade upon completion.

 

Your teacher-led course includes a student account to access our online material and a parent account that lets families review and monitor progress. You will also receive a weekly progress report by email.

Watch this brief video to see the teacher-led features in action!

I still have some questions about teacher-led courses...

  • Are there regular class times or lectures?

    No, students can still flexibly start when they want and move through the material at their own pace. Students will self-study their way through the material, but our teacher will handle the grading, answering questions, etc.

  • How fast are the teacher responses?

    Teachers will ensure projects are graded and questions answered by the next business day. In many cases, responses will come quickly on the same day (excluding weekends/holidays).

  • Is the teacher certified or accredited?

    The teacher will be a subject-matter expert and well-versed in the course material. However, the teacher may not have a traditional teaching certificate, nor is Homeschool Programming an accredited school.

  • Can you describe this certificate we receive at the end?

    The certificate serves as your proof-of-completion for a transcript or portfolio. It will list your name, course, completion date, grade, as well as our contact information.

  • Can your teachers facilitate larger groups (co-ops or classrooms) in addition to individual students?

    Yes, our teachers can run classes of any reasonable size.

Is your student taking this course to add to a middle or high school transcript? We've done the research and understand how our courses map to specific state standards and titles. Instead of writing our course name on the transcript, you can list the appropriate course standard for your state.

 

Windows Programming (C#) Alignments


Arkansas

Course 460020 - (2015-2017) Essentials of Computer Programming

Course 465010 / 465020 - (2017+) Computer Science with Programming


Idaho

Course - Programming & Software Development I


Nevada

Course - Computer Science


Ohio

Course 145060 - Programming


Tennessee

Course 6098 - Coding I (Programming & Logic I)


Texas

Course §130.309 - Computer Programming I

Course §126.33 - Computer Science I


Utah

Course 35-02-00-00-030 - Computer Programming I


If you would like us to study a particular course in your state for alignment, please contact us with your state information.

This course requires a computer with the Windows operating system.

Our course material and interactive online system can be accessed from any HTML5-compliant web browser on standard computers, laptops, or tablets with an Internet connection.

In order to complete hands-on projects, students will use a computer with one of the following operating systems:

  • Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 10