The purpose of Computer Science Education in the Appleton Area School District is to ensure students develop literacy in computer science core concepts and practices that will empower them to…

  • be informed citizens who can critically engage in public discussion on CS-related topics
  • develop as learners, users, and creators of CS knowledge and artifacts
  • better understand the role of computing in the world around them
  • learn, perform, and express themselves in other subjects and interests

Computer Science Core Concepts

  • Computing Systems
  • Networks and the Internet
  • Data and Analysis
  • Algorithms and Programming
  • Impacts of Computing

Computer Science Core Practices

  • Fostering an Inclusive and Diverse Computing Culture
  • Collaborating
  • Recognizing and Defining Computational Problems
  • Developing and Using Abstractions
  • Creating Computational Artifacts
  • Testing and Refining
  • Communicating