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AP Course Audit Syllabus Submission for AP Computer Science A

To receive authorization to label your course "AP," your syllabus should corroborate what you and your principal attest on the AP Course Audit form. Each of the curricular requirements listed on the AP Course Audit form should be reflected in your syllabus. Your syllabus can demonstrate the inclusion of the curricular requirements in a variety of ways: through the organization of course content, the course readings, the assignments and assessments, and/or the descriptions of what the major assignments and assessments are designed to measure.

As of the 2014-15 school year, the GridWorld case study was replaced by a required lab component consisting of a minimum of 20 hours of hands-on lab experiences.

Three AP Computer Science A labs are available as exemplars to support the implementation of at least 20 hours of hands-on lab work in the classroom. Teacher guides with solutions are available through teachers' AP Course Audit accounts, and student guides are available on the AP Computer Science A Lab Resource Page.

Teachers have the flexibility to modify and implement these new labs according to the needs of their students and to use other, comparable labs and resources to meet the 20-hour lab requirement.

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