The IT students are all finishing up their semester projects this week. When I stop to reflect upon the progress the students have made since August, I am continually impressed with the growth and dedication of our students.
The AP Computer Science Principles students are completing an AP level semester project in Python. Students designed and coded a Python program that uses input, output, variables, lists, functions, conditionals, and loops. In addition, they selected a cross curricular topic. We had programs that could generate musical scales, determine ionic and covalent bonds from their chemistry class, simulate a scientific calculator, dive into a historical time period in adventure games or simulate a pizza ordering program that calculates the cost, tax, delivery charges and tip associated with a pizza order. Once the programs were complete, students are writing descriptions and explanations of their code to meet the college board requirements.