CompuScholar's Computer Science Foundations curriculum is now endorsed by the College Board for AP Computer Science Principles. What does it all mean? It's now even easier for homeschool teachers to complete the AP Course Audit and officially list the course as "AP" on your transcript.
From the desk of the College Board:
"CompuScholar is recognized by the College Board as an Endorsed Provider of curriculum and professional development for AP® Computer Science Principles (AP CSP). Using an Endorsed Provider affords schools access to resources including an AP CSP syllabus pre-approved by the College Board’s AP Course Audit, and officially recognized professional development that prepares teachers to teach AP CSP. This endorsement affirms only that components of the Endorsed Provider’s offerings are aligned to all the AP Curriculum Framework standards and the AP CSP assessment."
Simply stated, using an endorsed provider, like CompuScholar, gives you confidence that a curriculum covers all parts of the AP CSP exam requirements.
COMPUTER SCIENCE FOUNDATIONS SUPPORT FOR AP CSP
In addition to covering all of the skill requirements for AP CSP, our course contains specific guidance on how to successfully take the AP CSP exam and complete the required programming task.
- Chapter 1 has 2 introductory links:
- "Student Guide to Preparing for the AP CSP Exam"
- "Teacher Guide to Preparing for the AP CSP Exam"
- Teacher Guides (per lesson) have notes on integrating AP Classroom content
- Activity Solution Guides have citations for AP CSP Learning Objectives covered by the lab
- Chapter 21 has several lessons of preparation for the AP CSP Exam
- Chapter 22 has several lessons of guidance on completing the AP CSP programming task
WHAT'S NEW IN THE COURSE AUDIT?
Previously, we published a Computer Science Foundations course syllabus that had been reviewed by the College Board and given an approved syllabus#. Teachers could then "claim identical" to that syllabus# as part of the Course Audit.
Now, as an endorsed provider, you no longer need to "Claim identical" to a syllabus#. Simply select the endorsed provider option during the Course Audit and select CompuScholar's curriculum from the endorsement list.
Our syllabus has not changed in any significant way; it is now simply automated as part of the endorsed provider list at the College Board's website.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
Homeschool families should carefully review our "Preparing for the AP CSP Exam" document for more details and homeschool guidance on administering an AP CSP classroom.
Preparing for the AP CSP Exam (PDF)
As always, please Contact Us if you have questions!