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 is endorsed by the College Board for AP CS Principles and covers all required topics. The following documents will help prepare for your AP CSP class:
- AP CSP College Board-Endorsed Syllabus
- Free, College-Board Approved AP CSP Professional Learning
- AP CSP Exam Topic Cross-Reference
If you wish to complete the AP Course Audit, simply select CompuScholar from the list of endorsed providers at the College Board website.
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.
* 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.
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
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
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!
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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: