Application Due Date Extended to February 15th, 2019!
In 2017-18 Walnut High School implemented the PLTW—Computer Science Program offering the first of four courses, Computer Science Essentials (9th Grade). This year, 2018-19, we are offering PLTW AP Computer Science Principles (10th Grade). PLTW AP Computer Science A (11th) and the capstone course Cyber Security (12th Grade) will be offered in 2019-2020 and 2020-2021 respectively. With the exception of Computer Science Esentials, all courses are UC/CSU a-g approved. PLTW Computer Science courses engage students in real-world activities such as creating online art portals, app building and using automation to process and analyze DNA sequence data. These projects challenge students to think critically and help show how intricately Computer Science is woven into our society. PLTW AP Computer Science Principles and PLTW AP Computer Science A align to the AP curriculum standards and the AP CSP assessment and AP CS A course. Students will be able to take the AP CSP and AP CS A Exams. With the exception of Computer Science Essentials, all other courses take a national end-of-course assessment.
Project Lead the Way - www.pltw.org