Starting in School Year 2016-17 The College Board will be supporting AP credit in Computer Science Principles (AP CSP). This course is meant to be an inviting introduction to computer science for a wide, diverse, population of students. It provides a gentler introduction to programming than the existing AP Computer Science A course. AP CSP includes the “Big Ideas” of creativity with computing, algorithms, data analysis, and the impacts of computing on society. It is an excellent preparation for a career or college degree program in Computer Science, as well as a great way to help your students learn computational thinking.
URI is providing free curriculum material, and teacher professional development training for high schools to implement this course.AP CSP Course Materials