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CEMS

PLTW Honors Computer Science A [ Students may earn Articulated College Credit ] Prerequisite / Selection Process : Acceptance into CEMS at BHS Intended Audience : Grades 10 , 11 and 12 Credit : Three trimesters = 1.0 credit PLTW college credit can be earned Major Outcomes :
• Students focus on integrating technologies across multiple platforms and networks .
• Students create models and simulations that create solutions to real world problems found in science and industry .
• Students analyze , adapt , and improve each other ’ s programs while working primarily in JAVA and other industrystandard tools .
Instructional Focus : This course prepares students for the AP Computer Science A Test
PLTW Honors Computer Science Principles [ BHS only ] [ Students may earn Articulated College Credit ] Prerequisite / Selection Process : Acceptance into CEMS at BHS Intended Audience : Grades 10 , 11 , and 12 Credit : Two trimesters = 1.0 credit PLTW college credit can be earned Major Outcomes :
• . Introduce computational tools that foster creativity
• Problem solving with structured activities and progress to open-ended projects and problems
• Develop computational thinking Instructional Focus : Use programming to develop computational thinking , to generate excitement about the field of computing , and to introduce computational tools that foster creativity
PLTW Honors Cybersecurity [ BHS Only ] [ Students may earn Articulated College Credit ] Prerequisite / Selection Process : Acceptance into CEMS at BHS Intended Audience : Grades 10 , 11 , and 12 Credit : Two trimesters = 1.0 credit PLTW college credit can be earned Major Outcomes :
• Cybersecurity introduces the tools and concepts of cybersecurity and encourages students to create solutions that allow people to share computing resources while protecting privacy
• Students ’ knowledge of and commitment to ethical computing behavior is enhanced
Instructional Focus : This course aims to develop students ’ skills as consumers , friends , citizens , and employees who can effectively contribute to communities with a dependable cyber-infrastructure that moves and processes information safely
PLTW Honors Digital Electronics [ Students may earn Articulated College Credit ] Prerequisite / Selection Process : Acceptance into CEMS at BHS Intended Audience : Grades 10 , 11 , and 12 Credit : Two trimesters = 1.0 credit PLTW college credit can be earned Major Outcomes :
• Foundations in Electronics
• Logic Design
• Controlling Real World Systems Projects , Activities , etc .: Design and build circuits , learn binary , soldering , random number generator , robotics Instructional Focus : Learn the digital circuit design process to create circuits using design software and physical components to present solutions that can improve lives .
PLTW Honors Environmental Sustainability [ Students may earn Articulated College Credit ] Prerequisite / Selection Process : Acceptance into CEMS at BHS Intended Audience : Grades 10 , 11 and 12 Credit : Two trimesters = 1.0 credit PTLW college credit can be earned , does not meet science credit requirement Major Outcomes :
• Build models of natural water systems
• Propose a genetic engineering solution to a global food security issue
• Biomanufacturing of biofuels Projects , Activities , etc .: The growing market for jobs in biological engineering is playing a central role in energy and agricultural sustainability solutions . The ES course develops students ’ thinking skills and prepares them for emerging careers through topics such as genetic engineering , biofuels , and biomanufacturing . Instructional Focus : Experiments and field trips
PLTW Honors Principles of Engineering [ Students may earn Articulated College Credit ] Prerequisite / Selection Process : Acceptance into CEMS at BHS Intended Audience : Grades 10 , 11 and 12 Credit : Two trimesters = 1.0 credit PLTW college credit can be earned Major Outcomes :
• Exploration of various types of engineering and engineering technology
• Explore technology systems and manufacturing processes
• Use of math , science and technology in engineering problem solving process
• Social and political consequences of technological changes
Projects , Activities , etc .: Design and / or build simple machines , winches , trusses , bridges , hydrogen fuel cell cars , and robots . Test thermodynamic properties of materials and do truss failure testing Instructional Focus : Students solve design problems and are introduced to some of the major concepts that they will encounter in college engineering courses .
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