CS Information for Rising 9th Graders

All TJHSST students are required to complete one year of computer science (CS) before the beginning of junior year. Most students satisfy this requirement by taking Foundations of Computer Science in 9th grade or during the summer following 9th grade. A few students take the course in 10th grade. 

Rising 9th grade students who are interested in going straight to Data Structures Including AP Computer Science A must:

  • Show exceptional performance in all high school level math courses taken, even those taken in middle school
  • score at least 84% on the written CS Readiness Assessment or a 5 on the AP Computer Science A exam, and score 90% on the Sample program to be handed in. 
  • be prepared to show their teacher their completed CodingBat exercises on the first day of school.
  • For more details, please see the CS Readiness Assessment information on the TJ Computer Science Page.