CCESC Project Inspire member schools have the option to offer an online AP Computer Science A course to their students. The web-based course prepares students to take the Advanced Placement Computer Science A Exam in May to possibly earn college credit depending on their exam score. It is open to any student of a Project Inspire school who has passed Algebra 2 with a grade of "C" or better.
Course content, such as video lectures and review questions, is provided via the Edhesive AP Computer Science A program, Runestone Academy, and the Collegeboard's AP Classroom resources. Short programming assignments are assigned using CodeStepByStep and Codingbat. Larger programs assigned as individual projects are developed in the DrJava IDE. All of these software packages are free to the students.
Management of the course work is implemented though Google Classroom, Google Docs, and Google Backup & Sync. Support is provided by the Project Inspire Instructor and by the Edhesive AP CS A Student Forum.
Any qualifying student who is interested should contact their guidance counselor to sign up for the class at the beginning of the school year.