• Oswego High School

    AP Computer Science A

     

     

    TEACHER NAME    Mr. Tu

      

    TEACHER EMAIL ADDRESS    wtu@sd308.org

     

    COURSE SCHEDULE    https://www.sd308.org/Page/26917

     

    COURSE DESCRIPTION

    Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science students will study the programming language Java, the logical structures of computer programming, algorithms, and computational thinking in multiple programming environments. Other major topics of the course include: programming methodology, algorithms, and real world applications. It may be taken concurrently with another math course. This course is designed for students desiring to obtain college credit by successfully completing the Advanced Placement Computer Science Exam in the spring. On the basis of this examination, the student’s college will determine how much advanced placement and/or credit in college mathematics the student will receive.

     

    GRADING SCALE

    Student’s final grade will be based on the following OHS grading scale:

    A+:    97%  –  100%                      A:    93%  –  96%                    A–:    90%  –  92%

    B+:    87%  –    89%                      B:    83%  –  86%                    B–:    80%  –  82%

    C+:    77%  –    79%                      C:    73%  –  76%                    C–:    70%  –  72%

    D+:    67%  –    69%                     D:    63%  –  66%                    D–:    60%  –  62%

    F:      59%  or below                     I:     Incomplete

     

     

    GRADING RULES

    Student’s final grade will be based on the following OHS grading scale:

     

    Homework

    10%

    Quizzes

    20%

    Tests

    25%

    Lab

    30%

    Midterm/Final Exam

    15%

    Total 

    100%

     

     

    Homework

    • Homework must be turned in within the designated time frame.  Otherwise, it will be treated as missing assignment.

    Homework will be scored as following:

                        Complete homework:                                                                             5 points

                        Incomplete homework (with more than 75% completed):                      4 points

                        Incomplete homework (with more than 50% completed):                      3 points

                        Missing or incomplete homework (with less than 50% completed):       0 point

                        NO LATE HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

                        NO HAND-WRITING HOMEWORK ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE ACCEPTED.

     

    Quizzes

    Each quiz is worth 100 points.

    Usually one or two quizzes will be given for each Chapter.  Each quiz must be finished within the designated time frame.

     NO RETAKEN FOR ANY QUIZ.

     

    Tests

    Each test is worth 100 points.

    Test will be given at the end of each Chapter.  Each quiz must be finished within the designated time frame.

     NO RETAKEN FOR ANY TEST.

     

    Labs

    Each lab varies from 10 to 100 points.

    Lab must be completed within the designated time frame.  Partially completed lab work will be accepted and will be issued partial credit.

     Lab could be turned in late but must be turned in within 2 school days after due date.  The 30% of this lab points as a late penalty will be deducted from the earned lab points.

     

    If you are absent, you have the number of days you were absent plus one additional day to make up the missed assignments.  It is your responsibility to get missed assignments from the teacher or from the classmate(s).  It is also your responsibility to actively contact the teacher to make arrangement for taking the missed quiz(zes) or test(s).

     

    Extra Credit

     No extra credit questions are in any quiz and test.

    • NO EXTRA CREDIT WILL BE ASSIGNED TO ANY STUDENT TO MOVE THE STUDENT’S COURSE GRADE UP.

     

     

    Make-Up” Policy

    Homework, Quizzes, Tests and labs may be made up only if you are absent on that day.  For Quizzes and Tests, arrangements must be made in advance.

     

      

    ACADEMIC HONESTY

    Cheating won’t help you learn and it will not be tolerated.  If you are suspected of cheating (that includes helping other students cheat), you will receive a zero score on whatever you were cheating on.  This score will not be dropped or replaced.  You may also be subject to other disciplinary action according to OHS policy.

     

    Homework assignments should be completed independently.  You may find it helpful to form study groups and work on homework assignments together, but you are cheating yourself out of the opportunity to learn if you divide up the homework assignments among study group members and or copy the work off of other student(s).

     

      

    SCOPE OF THE COURSE

    The following chapters in the textbook will be taught (Tentative Schedule):

    Chapter 1

    Chapter 2

    Chapter 3

    Chapter 4

    Chapter 5

    Chapter 6

    Chapter 8  

    Chapter 7

    Chapter 9

    Chapter 10

    Chapter 12

    Chapter 11.4, 11.5

     

    TEACHER SUPPORT DATE  

     

    8/24 9/7 9/21 10/5 10/19 10/26 11/2 11/16 11/30 12/14

     

    1/11 1/25 2/8 2/22 3/8 3/22 4/19 4/5 5/3 5/10