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CodeHS AP CSA Resource Hub

All the free teaching resources you need to level up your AP CSA course and better prepare students for the AP exam.

Choose from 3 Java Courses
or Create Your Own

Our full-year courses are designed to help students learn the basics of Java. While we do have 3 options to choose from, each Java course serves a unique purpose.

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Create Your Own Course

If you want to create your own Java course from scratch or mix & match existing CodeHS content, you certainly can! Learn more about creating your own course on CodeHS.

Creating Courses How-To

Java Practice, Tutorials, & Exam Prep

Java Tutorials

Tutorials are a great way to brush up on a concept or fill in a gap for content that may not be taught in one of the main courses. Each tutorial offers instruction on a specific programming concept and typically takes between 10 - 30 minutes to work through. Tutorials are easy to use and share—no CodeHS account is needed.

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AP CSA Question Of The Day

Looking for a quick warm-up? Try our new AP CSA Question of the Day (QOTD)! Each day, students can find a new question that focuses on content that should be relevant to their current place in the curriculum.

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Java Practice Problems

CodeHS Practice allows students to challenge their problem-solving skills with hundreds of autograded practice problems organized by language, skill, and level.

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Real-Time Collaboration in the
CodeHS Sandbox

Easily build new projects or complete exercises using the CodeHS Sandbox! Inside the Sandbox, students can create multiple Java class files and use jar file imports. The Sandbox environment allows for students to organize programs into folders.

As a teacher, you can create Sandbox content that can be directly assigned to students as starter code. From there, students will be able to work independently and submit the assignment for grading.

The Sandbox also allows teachers and students to collaborate in real-time. This is a great way to set up pair programming projects throughout the year. All you need is a browser and it even works on Chromebooks!

College Board Endorsed

CodeHS is an endorsed provider recognized by the College Board for our AP Computer Science A (Nitro) course. This endorsement affirms only the components of Endorsed Provider's offerings aligned to all the AP Curriculum Framework standards and the AP CS assessments.

AP CSA Review Course

The review course is a great resource to either assign additional work, or allow students to work independently in the final weeks before the AP test.

The review course is organized by unit where each unit contains practice multiple chooice questions from the course, new practice questions, and independent coding exercises. In addition to the unit reviews, students will also find five FRQ practice questions, including 4 exclusive to CodeHS.

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The FRQ Center

The FRQ Center provides an opportunity for students to explore past exam FRQ questions in a variety of formats on the CodeHS platform. Each question can be completed independently or assigned to students in your classroom.

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AP Labs & Supplemental Projects

College Board Labs

If you are interested in implementing the provided labs from College Board, you can easily do so on the CodeHS platform. Most labs have been imported as assignments in CodeHS, including the starter code for each activity, lab manual notes, and reflection questions. Labs Available: Magpie, Picture Lab, Steganography, Celebrity, Consumer Review, and Elevens.

Supplemental Projects

CodeHS offers a variety of projects that range in complexity and time from a few days to a few weeks. These labs offer challenges for students in a variety of topics that can be used at different points in the course. The current projects include Battleship, Pokemon Simulator, Black Jack, and Mad Libs.

Lab Course

All of the labs can be found in the AP Computer Science A Labs course. This course can either be added to your existing course, or you can select individual lab modules to sprinkle throughout your course. The lab course can also be taken independently from other courses.

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AP CSA Digital Textbook

This digital textbook follows the unit structure laid out by the College Board, and it will help prepare students for the AP CSA exam. It teaches the basics of object-oriented programming with a focus on problem-solving and algorithm development.

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