Adopt AP Computer Science Principles

Bring AP Computer Science Principles to your school.

What Is AP Computer Science Principles?

AP Computer Science Principles introduces students to foundational concepts of computer science and challenges them to explore how computing and technology can impact the world.

Why We Created the Program

We designed AP Computer Science Principles with the goal of creating leaders in computer science fields, attracting those who are traditionally underrepresented in computer science, and engaging them with essential computing tools and multidisciplinary opportunities.

The Growth of AP CSP

AP CSP is making headway in diversifying computer science participation since its launch. The number of female AP CSP students has far outpaced overall growth, with an increase of 136% in 2020, and the number of Black and Latinx students taking AP CSP more than doubled.

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Bring AP Computer Science Principles to Your School

The Value of AP CSP

In this webinar we will address the value and structure of AP CSP, professional learning opportunities, best practices for course implementation, recruitment strategies for underrepresented students, and more.

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Start Offering AP CSP

See the five steps to start offering AP CSP, learn about higher education recognition of the course, and get strategies and tools for recruiting students.

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AP Computer Science Principles

AP Computer Science Principles reflects the latest scholarship in the field and provides students with a relevant and engaging learning experience.

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"If you learn about computer science, you have the ability to change the world."  

Art Lopez, AP Computer Science Principles Teacher

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Professional Learning

College Board offers new and experienced AP teachers support and training to successfully teach an AP course.

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Innovative curricula that come with preapproved syllabi, lesson plans, and other instructional supports.

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AP Community

Share real-time strategies, ask questions, and collaborate with teachers worldwide.

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