• HS CS Courses and Information

  • Plano ISD Computer Science offers many choices for students to learn about JavaScript or Java programming languages and other computer science-related topics. 

    Why Take Computer Science Courses - Check out this career information about computer science to help you decide about a career in computer science.  These slides will also outline all high school computer science courses offered.  

  • High School Courses (9th-10th Grade)

    High School Courses

    AP CS Principles

    Computer Science I

    • CS I 
    • Students learn to program in Java programming language
    • Students solve problems creatively
    • Students work with graphics
    • Big Java Late Objects by Cay Horstmann

    Computer Science II

    • CS II 
    • Students continue to learn to program in Java
    • Students keep solving problems creatively
    • Students work with graphics
    • Students code Micro:bits
    • Big Java Late Objects by Cay Horstmann

  • Senior High Courses (11th-12th grades)

    Senior High School Courses

    AP Computer Science A

    • AP CS A – College Board Course Description (Taught with Java programming language.)
    • AP CS A counts for math credit.  Only one of the two credits earned are weighted towards a students' GPA.
    • Big Java Early Objects by Cay Horstmann

    Computer Science I

    • CS I 
    • Students learn to program in Java
    • Students keep solving problems creatively
    • Students work with graphics
    • Students code Micro:bits
    • Big Java Late Objects by Cay Horstmann

    Computer Science II

    • CS II 
    • Students continue to learn to program in Java Programming Language
    • Students keep solving problems creatively
    • Students work with graphics
    • Students code Micro:bits
    • Big Java Late Objects by Cay Horstmann

    Honors Computer Science III

    • H CS III 
    • Students continue to extend their learning in Java Programming Language
    • Students create more complex programs
    • Students are introduced to data structures
    • Students practice skills for careers in computer science 
    • Java Foundations by John Lewis, Peter DePasquale, and Joseph Chase
      Java Foundations by John Lewis, Peter DePasquale,

    IB Diploma Programme Computer Science Standard Level

    • IB DP CS SL (Taught with Java programming language.)
    • IB DP CS HL counts for math credit.  Only one of the two credits earned are weighted towards a students' GPA.
    • Big Java Early Objects: 7th edition by Cay Horstmann

    IB Diploma Programme Computer Science Higher Level

    • IB DP CS HL (Taught with Java programming language.)
    • Java Foundations by John Lewis, Peter DePasquale, and Joseph Chase
      Java Foundations by John Lewis, Peter DePasquale,

  • More Information about CS Courses

    More Information about CS Courses

    Plano ISD Course Catalog provides more information about our courses and prerequisites.

  • CTE Programs of Study

    CTE Programs of Study

    Computer Science courses are now part of two Career and Technical Education Career Clusters.

    CTE Programs of Study at a Glance

    Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics

    • Cybersecurity - visit with your campus counselor to learn more about planning courses for this career pathway.
    • Programming and Software Development - visit with your campus counselor to learn more about planning courses for this career pathway.

    Information Technology

    • Networking Systems - visit with your campus counselor to learn more about planning courses for this career pathway.
    • Web Development - visit with your campus counselor to learn more about planning courses for this career pathway.

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    Karen Buechman
    Career and Technical Education
     
    Dan Blier
    Computer Science