Now available to homeschool families!

Available on Windows , Mac , Chromebooks and tablets

Recommended for Grades 9 - 12

The new Computer Science Foundations course can be flexibly used to teach introductory computer science topics or to prepare students for the AP Computer Science Principles exam.

The course teaches students to code in the popular Python language and covers other fundamental computer science topics such as algorithms, data processing, digital citizenship, and much more!

Hot New Features

  • No local software installation requirements.
  • All Python coding projects are fully auto-graded by our system.

Teaching Introductory Computer Science

This course teaches fundamental computer science and coding concepts in an interactive, online environment. Simply follow the syllabus and planner guide for introductory computer science. Please see the Course Syllabus tab for details.

Teaching "AP Computer Science Principles"

This course supports all required topics for AP Computer Science Principles as published by the College Board. The following documents will help prepare for your AP CSP class:

To easily complete the AP CSP Course Audit, simply "claim identical" to our approved syllabus# 3187373v1 during the audit process at the College Board website.

Student Work

All lesson quizzes and chapter tests are auto-graded by our system. Students will complete hands-on coding projects, and the coding projects in every required chapter are also auto-graded by our system with no local installation requirements. Some optional or non-coding chapters contain projects that result in creative student work or that are done offline. Those creative or external projects are teacher or parent-graded using our simple rubrics.

Scroll through the images below to see a few examples of student work.

  • Computer and Network Fundamentals

  • Logic and Decision-Making

  • String Processing

  • Designing Algorithms with Flowcharts

  • Impacts of Computing

  • Working with Lists

 

* AP and Advanced Placement Program are registered trademarks of the College Entrance Examination Board, which was not involved in the production of and does not endorse this product.

 

Prices & Course Details

Subscription Price$25 / month or $225 / year
Nominal Length2 semesters or 1.0 credits or 180 hours
PacingSelf-study & self-paced
Accounts IncludedStudent and Teacher
Grading - Quizzes and TestsAuto-graded by System
Grading - Student ProjectsAuto-graded by System

 

Read more about How it Works!

All subscriptions are per-student, per-course.

Yearly Subscriptions

A yearly subscription provides you a full calendar year (12 months) access to the course material. The 1-year window does not start until you redeem your purchased registration codes to create your account. So, you can purchase now and get started when ready.

Monthly Subscriptions

Monthly subscriptions are auto-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 at any time. There is no long-term commitment.

NOTE: The quantity you enter for a monthly subscription is the number of students, not the number of months. For example, a quantity of 3 will purchase 1 month of access for 3 students, not 3 months for 1 student.

Siblings and Families

If you choose a 1-year subscription, then you can add additional siblings to the same class for $40. The additional sibling accounts will run concurrently with the original student in the same course and cannot be used at a later time or for a different course.

If you choose a monthly subscription, then each sibling will require an additional monthly subscription at the same rate. The additional sibling monthly subscriptions can be cancelled indepdently of the original student.

In either case, purchase just one student initially, and then create your teacher account and add the sibling from your Teacher's Menu within the course.

Sibling licenses are only permitted for immediate family members of an already-licensed student. Unrelated students must always have their own full license.

Click here for detailed instructions on purchasing an additional sibling account!

Refund Guarantee

If, within the first 30 days, you find your selected course is not a good fit for your student for any reason, we will fully refund your purchase price (1-year subscription or first month subscription) and cancel your account with no obligation.

If you are using Computer Science Foundations to teach introductory computer science classes, please click on the syllabus below for pacing and topic guidance.

View the Introductory Computer Science Syllabus PDF File

 

If you are using Computer Science Foundations to prepare students for the AP Computer Science Principles exam, please click on the syllabus below for pacing and topic guidance.

View the AP Computer Science Principles Syllabus PDF File

 

Each syllabus and pacing guide contains the following information:

  • Specific chapter and lesson topics
  • Pacing guide, overall course length and exepected hours per week

Computer Science Foundations course meets standards for the AP Computer Science Principles exam, as well as typical introductory Computer Science courses. Please click on your state link below to view all alignments for your state.

If you don't see your state listed, please contact us to discuss your requirements!


Alabama - Visit our Alabama standards page

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All "required" chapters and hands-on projects can be completed on any Windows , Mac computer, Chromebook or any other web-capable device with sufficient web browser and an Internet connection.

No local software installation is needed to complete all "required" chapters for AP CSP and most introductory coding courses. All "required" projects can be completed through the web browser!

Some later, optional chapters may be done offline on a Windows or Mac computer.

For detailed hardware and software requirements, please see:

Minimum System Requirements (PDF)