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What Computer Science Class Should I Take?
I am a rising junior(Class of 2022) and would like to learn computer science/programming and would like to start as soon as possible. However, a computer science class doesn't fit into my schedule for the next school year. If I were to take a computer science class the earliest would be the fall of my senior year(Intro to C++) which may be to late to start learning, especially if I am considering majoring in CS. Therefore, I would like to use online school providers, namely FLVS. However, they offer two sets of programming classes : Foundations of Programming which uses Python and AP CSA which uses Java. I would prefer to learn Python if given the choice. Normally, I would take the more rigorous AP class but all my target state colleges only give either no-course equivalent 3 credit hours or some sort of computer literacy credit, which is mostly useless as I plan on getting an A.A degree at the same time as my high school diploma so the credit would be useless since I would tranfer the maximum amount of allowed credit (at least in Florida). I worry that FLVS will not be rigorous enough in the Honors course but I've reserached that AP CSA is very in-depth, but very time-consuming. I could also self-study programming/CS but I would rather have some tangible credit and curriculum. What should I do to learn Computer Science?5 replies