AP Computer Science Principles

1 Unit
Computer Science and Technology
Grades: 10, 11, 12

Students work to learn the principles that underlie the science of computing and develop the thinking skills that computer scientists use. This course fully prepares students to have confidence in completing all requirements for the AP Computer Science Principles exam. Course is structured around five main ideas: 1) Creative Development – how important collaboration is in developing programs and how to use an iterative process in your work. 2) Data – how computers handle data and how data can be used to produce new information and solve problems. 3) Algorithms and Programming – how to use algorithms and abstractions to create programs that solve problems or to express your own creativity. 4) Computer Systems and Networks – how computer systems and networks work and how using multiple computers to divide tasks can speed up processes. 5) Impact of Computing – the effects computing has had on societies, economies, and cultures and consider the legal and ethical responsibilities of programmers.


  • NCAA Eligible
  • State Certified
  • AP (Advanced Placement)©


Instructor Embedded Cost: $0

Content Only Cost: $0

The following information applies only to instructor embedded courses.

Oklahoma Subject Code: 2536

Course Provider Contact: Lisa Daniels | lisa.daniels@horizon.ok.gov | 405-522-0465

How To Purchase This Course

Districts wishing to purchase this course should contact the course provider directly (see contact information above) and reference the contract in the "attachments" portion of the page linked here. If you are purchasing an Instructor Embedded course, please note that online instructors need not be certified in the state of Oklahoma. They must be certified to teach the content in at least one state or teach the subject at a college or university. To enroll a student in the course, you will need to obtain from the course provider (a) the instructor’s name; (b) the state through which the instructor is certified, and (c) the instructor’s certification number. If the instructor is employed to teach the subject at a college or university, you will need to obtain that institution’s iPEDS number. This information will be recorded in the SIS when you enroll a student in the course. When enrolling a student in a Content Only course, you must indicate in the SIS the name of the person monitoring the course.