Computer Science & Engineering

Registration for HV Academic Courses is now closed. Please contact William Daughtrey at wdaughtrey@us.edu if you would like to be considered for late enrollment.
 
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE
For boys & girls entering grades 8 - 12
June 11 - July 13  •  9:10 am - 11:40 am

From creating Hollywood movies, to analyzing finances on Wall Street, to conducting modern medical research, computers have become an integral part of many professional careers. This course serves as a general introduction to computer science. Students will learn how the multi-layered systems of the Internet function as they collaboratively solve problems about encoding and transmitting data using an online Internet Simulator. Students explore the relationship between information and data by using a variety of digital tools to look at, generate, clean, and manipulate data. Students learn to program in Javascript and create apps for their smartphone. They also learn the general principles of algorithms and program design that are applicable to any programming language.

Students will also be asked to grapple with some of the societal and ethical issues surrounding computing technology and learn the basics of how and why modern encryption works. Evaluation is based on tests, programming assignments, and homework exercises. This course is open to students entering grades 8-12. 1/2 credit will be awarded to Upper School students, and Middle School students will be eligible to take another Computer Science elective upon entering the Upper School.
INFO TO KNOW:
INTRODUCTION TO COMPUTER SCIENCE

WHERE
Hunting Valley Campus

WHEN
June 11 - July 13

FEE
$900

DIRECTOR
William Daughtrey
wdaughtrey@us.edu

Shaker Heights Campus

20701 Brantley Road
Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
GRADES Junior K-8
Phone: 216-321-8260

Hunting Valley Campus

2785 SOM Center Road
Hunting Valley, Ohio 44022
GRADES 9-12
Phone: 216-831-2200
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