Welcome to A120! Your Computer Science Class Lives Here!

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    Below are general course descriptions and a little bit about me - the person behind the teacher!

     

  • Honors CSP I

    This entry-level programming class will be taught using the Code.org curriculum featuring a block-based version of JavaScript. Students will learn about the impacts of technology on society, how the internet works, and how to create basic apps and games. Students will use logic and problem solving to come up with creative solutions to real programming challenges. Learning to think like a programmer will be emphasized!

     

  • AP CS Principles

    This AP level programming class will be taught using the BJC curriculum featuring Snap! a block-based programming language created for Berkley University. The course focuses on big ideas common to all programming languages including creative development, data management, algorithms, abstractions, debugging techniques, and the impact of computing on our world. Students will take the AP exam at the end of the course to earn college credit, and bragging rights!

  • AP CSA

    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 daughters, and two little shi-tzus. My oldest daughter is a Junior and my youngest is in 8th grade.

    I am excited to be starting my third year at Ragsdale and my 16th 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!