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Computer Science Honors


This course is an introduction to computer science, covering the basic concepts and elements of the Java programming language and introducing object-oriented programming. Students will gain experience writing programs that are well documented according to industry standards and will have the opportunity to create Java Applets and learn about Graphical User Interface programming with Swing. Additionally, the students will be encouraged to work both independently and collaboratively to solve practical problems that illustrate application-building techniques.

This course is intended to teach and reinforce crucial academic skills to help students strengthen their background in computer science prior to taking an Advanced Placement course.


  • Develop a working knowledge of Java, including object-oriented programming and user interface design.
  • Gain experience writing Graphical User Interface (Swing) programs.
  • Learn how to develop a Java Applet.
  • Develop project-construction skills.


VHS courses follow an academic calendar and run for 15 weeks:

Fall 2018

Sept 5th - Dec 18th, 2018 (15 wks)

Spring 2019

January 23rd - May 7th 2019, (15 wks)


One year of Algebra. This course is not intended for students who have completed the course “Computational Science and Engineering Using Java” or an Advanced Placement course in computer science.

Click HERE to see the course syllabus


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