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Computer Science

Computer Science & Applications

Grier's Computer Science & Applications department offers classes appropriate for a variety of student ability and grade levels, including an elecitve semester course on 3D printing, an introduction to programming, and an AP level class for the most advanced students. 

Whether students want to bolster their confidence and competence with everyday applications, experiment with new technology, or become immersed in computer programming, Computer Science & Applications courses at Grier ensure students leave Grier prepared to navigate technology in college and beyond. 

Courses

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  • Advanced Computer Applications - Grades 7-12

    This course is designed to help students expand their skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and OneNote. Students may also create projects using free Web tools. Students will take a look at the history of computers and speculate as to where technology will be taking us in the future.
  • Computer Science I - Grade: 10-12

    This course introduces students to computer science with fundamental topics that include problem solving, design strategies and methodologies, organization of data, approaches to processing data (algorithms), analysis of potential solutions, and the ethical and social implications of computing. This class will use Lego Robotics, Alice, HTML, and the python programming language.  Prerequisites: Algebra II completion and recommendation from math teacher.
  • AP Computer Science Principles - Grade: 11 or 12

    AP Computer Science Principles will provide a broad overview of the field of computer science. This course teaches students programming while emphasizing problem solving and logic. Most projects are open-ended and students will be working on them either in pairs or by themselves. Students will be able to critically analyze computing innovations as well as create applications that express their interests. Units include: How the Internet Works, Digital Information, Algorithms and Programming, Big Data and Privacy, and Building Apps in JavaScript. Each student prepares two performance tasks to be submitted to the College Board and they are required to take the AP Course Exam. Prerequisites: Computer Science I.
  • 3D Design and Printing - Grade: 9-12

    Techniques of three-dimensional (3-D) modeling utilizing appropriate software. Includes the creation and modification of 3-D geometric shapes, use of a variety of rendering techniques, camera light sources, texture, and surface mapping. Students will learn how to use a 3D printer to print some of their models.

Faculty

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  • Carol Deremer 

    Director of Technology
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