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If you want to learn how to write programs and apps that help people, solve problems, control robots or simply create games for computers, iPhones, iPads, and Android phones, then. . .

sign up for INTRO TO COMPUTER SCIENCE (#504) and COMPUTER SCIENCE: GAMES & APPS (#505) !!!!!

Why take a class where you learn about stuff that happened hundreds of years ago or algebra rules that haven't changed for centuries,
when you can take INTRO TO COMPUTER SCIENCE #504 where you learn up-to-date technology useful for robotics, iPhones, Android tablets, & iPads ?

Why take a class where you wonder if you sometimes ask "Will I ever really need to know this stuff?"
when you can take INTRO TO COMPUTER SCIENCE #504 where you learn things that help you every time you log into a computer or use a phone?

Why take a class where you tediously copy notes off the chalkboard,
when you can take INTRO TO COMPUTER SCIENCE #504 where the notes and YouTube videos are on the teacher's & other websites?

Why take a class where you have to bring a textbook to class every day and read it for homework,
when you can take INTRO TO COMPUTER SCIENCE #504 where there is no textbook - everything's online?

Why take a class where you will get detention for playing computer games,
when you can take INTRO TO COMPUTER SCIENCE #504 where you create your own computer games?

These courses fulfill your technology graduation requirement & allow you to take AP Java, AP Computer Science Principles, Honors Robotics, Honors Software Design Android iPhone, Honors Computer Science Capstone, and other STEM courses in the future! And, as a bonus, you build your critical thinking abilities and get better college and job opportunities.

See this FLOWCHART of CS courses as well as this guide to those courses.

Parents should see Mr. Minich's Open House Page
for reasons why their child should take this great course. It is the first of a 5 course sequence that covers 3 computer languages, Windows and Mac programming, Android and iOS (iPhone) programming, and college-level concepts such as computational thinking, algorithmic analysis, data structures, object-oriented programming, pair programming, collaborating with github, & more. Few high schools in the nation have similar depth of computer science studies.

WATCH THESE GAME VIDEOS of first-year (9th grade) "Intro to Computer Science" students.

View Student Portfolios HERE


Sorry, most of the older Java applet games below will not work on iPads and they may not even work on computers due to security restrictions. But you can see the range of projects that are still being created in 504 & 505.

2009-2010
2010-2011
(games may require Java v 7 plug-in)
2011-2012
(games in HTML5)
2006-2007
2007-2008
2008-2009
2003-2004
2004-2005
2005-2006

 

 

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