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AP resources are designed to support all students and teachers—with daily instruction, practice, and feedback to help cover and connect content and skills—in any learning environment.

AP Daily

Sign in to AP Classroom to access AP Daily. 

  • Made for any learning environment, AP teachers can assign these short videos on every topic and skill as homework alongside topic questions, warm-ups, lectures, reviews, and more.
  • AP students can also access videos on their own for additional support.
  • Videos for units 1–4 are available now in AP Classroom, on your homepage under the unit tabs. We’ll release more units throughout the year.

AP Daily Release Dates for Computer Science A: 10 Units

Unit Release Date

Unit 1

September 1, 2020

Unit 2

September 22, 2020

Unit 3

October 8, 2020

Unit 4

October 22, 2020

Unit 5

November 10, 2020

Unit 6

December 8, 2020

Unit 7

January 11, 2021

Unit 8

February 10, 2021

Unit 9

March 3, 2021

Unit 10

March 25, 2021

AP Daily Instructors

Expert AP teachers across the country can support your course virtually:

  • Lead teacher: Rob Schultz, Bellbrook High School, Bellbrook, Ohio
  • Jamila Mitchell, Evans High School, Orlando, Fla.
  • Jill Westerlund, Hoover High School, Hoover, Ala.
  • Timothy (Tim) Gallagher, Winter Springs High School, Winter Springs, Fla.
  • Sandra Czajka, Riverside Brookfield High School, Riverside, Ill.
  • Sage Miller, Webster Schroeder High School, Webster, N.Y.
  • Cody Henrichsen, Canyons Technical Education Center, Sandy, Utah
  • Kymberly Ayodeji, The Oakridge School, Arlington, Texas

Higher Education Faculty Lecturers

Supplement your instruction with 30-minute videos on each unit hosted by college or university professors. Guest lecturers include:

  • Owen Astrachan, Duke University
  • Adam Cannon, Columbia University
  • John Cigas, Park University
  • Colleen Lewis, Harvey Mudd College
  • Briana Morrison, University of Nebraska, Omaha
  • Manuel Pérez-Quiñones, University of North Carolina, Charlotte
  • Jennifer Rosato, The College of St. Scholastica
  • Paul Tymann, Rochester Institute of Technology

The Faculty Lectures for Units 1 and 2 are available on the AP Classroom homepage, on your course tab, as well as YouTube (view Unit 1 and Unit 2).

AP Classroom

Sign in to AP Classroom and explore these resources:

  • AP Daily videos are short, instructional segments with searchable captions you can:
    • Assign to students before or after class to maximize time for discussion.
    • Assign alongside topic questions to address misunderstandings.
    • Encourage students to take advantage of on their own, on mobile devices or computers.
    • Track to see which students are watching each video in each class. 
  • Topic questions are formative questions to check student understanding as you teach. Assign topic questions to reveal student misunderstandings and target your lessons.
  • Progress checks help you gauge student knowledge and skills for each unit through:
    • multiple-choice questions with rationales explaining correct and incorrect answers, and
    • free-response questions with scoring guides to help you evaluate student work.
  • The progress dashboard highlights progress for every student and class across AP units.
  • The question bank is a searchable database of real AP questions. You can:
    • find topic questions and practice exam questions, indexed by content and skills.
    • search for any question, passage, or stimulus by text or keyword.
    • create custom quizzes that can be assigned online or on paper.

Learn how to get started in AP Classroom.

Curricula from College Board–Endorsed Providers

Adopt innovative AP CSA curricula—with preapproved syllabi, lesson plans, formative assessments, and professional development—delivered by educational organizations that are endorsed by College Board. Teachers who adopt one of these out-of-the-box solutions do not need to design a syllabus from scratch.

Explore endorsed providers.

AP Community

Sign in to the AP Computer Science A Community.

  • Share real-time strategies, ask questions, and collaborate with teachers worldwide.
  • Search, add, and rate teacher resources with your peers in the resource library.
  • Daily or weekly digests help you keep up with your community, wherever you are. Select all discussions or just the topics and discussion threads you choose to follow. You can also reply to discussion posts through email.

Learn more about the AP Community.

Additional Resources for AP Computer Science A

The resources below can supplement your AP CSA instruction. Please note that some of these resources may not have been endorsed by College Board.

For the resources that have not been endorsed, College Board makes no warranty, express or implied, that the resources are accurate or the use of such resources will accomplish the intended result.

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