Welcome to A120! Your Computer Science Class Lives Here!
Fall 2021 Spring 2022
1st Planning 1st Planning
2nd Honors CSP 1 2nd AP CSP
3rd AP CS 3rd Honors CSP 2 / AP CSP
4th Honors CSP 1 4th AP CSP
You can find up to date information about your class on Canvas!
Below are general course descriptions and a little bit about me - the person behind the teacher!
Honors CSP I
Honors / AP CS Principles II**
Learning to think like a programmer will be emphasized! Students will complete a performance task to show course content mastery.
**Honors CSP II is the same curriculum as AP. AP students will take the AP exam in May for potential college credit.
AP courses worth 5 points instead of 4 or 4.5 when averaged into your GPA.
This AP level course will be taught using the CSAwesome curriculum featuring Java programming and an online fully integrated IDE (Integrated Development Environment). This course is specifically designed for students who wish to continue studying Computer Science in college. The course focuses on big ideas in computing such as modularity, variables, control, and the impact of computing on the world around us. Emphasis will be placed on logic, algorithm development, code testing, and documentation. Students will take the AP exam at the end of the course to earn college credit, and bragging rights!
Mrs. Melissa Haynes
I live in Jamestown with my husband, two children, and two little shi-tzus. My oldest is a Senior and my youngest is a Freshman.
I am excited to be starting my fourth year at Ragsdale and my 17th year in public education! I am certified to teach 3 subjects in 3 different states! I have taught elementary art, middle school special needs and now high school computer science classes! I love to expand my horizons and I am a true believer in life-long learning!
When I am not in the classroom I love to be outdoors hiking and kayaking, or just strolling through the neighborhood. If I am indoors, odds are I am reading something! I love to read books from all genres, and I am a HUGE Harry Potter fan! I read 2 or 3 books a month during the school year, and 2 or 3 books a week during the summer!
Coding Club Service Learning
RHS CTE Department Chair
GCS Computer Science Pathway Innovator