AP Computer Science Principles, PLTW

  • Grades 10, 11, 12

    Prerequisite:  B or better in Algebra 1

    Advanced Placement® Computer Science Principles is a one year Project Lead The Way® course in which students work to develop computational thinking and solve problems related to creating apps for mobile devices, automating tasks in a variety of languages, finding patterns in data, and interpreting simulations.  Students become aware of the tremendous demand for computer specialists and for professionals in all fields who have computational skills. The course also aims to engage students to consider issues raised by the present and future societal impact of computing. 

    The State of Indiana requires students to sit for AP exams in order to qualify for the Academic Honors Diplomas as well as the new Graduation Pathway requirements.  Therefore, any student at Noblesville High School enrolled in a College Board Advanced Placement course will be required to sit for the corresponding exam.  Cumulative grade point averages will be re-calculated retroactively without the grade weight for students who do not take the exam.  The cost of AP assessments are decided by the College Board; however, the cost of this exam is currently covered by the State of Indiana.


    • One year, two credits
    • Fulfills science or elective requirement for all diplomas
    • Quantitative Reasoning course