Adv Computer Projects Syllabus

Instructor: Mr. Rodin

Updated on: 9/3/2020

Purpose of the course:

Students will develop a project using a computer programming language they are proficient in. This may solve a series of small problems. Alternatively, students may choose to learn a new language and solve a series of problems to learn the new lanague. All student projects require teacher approval. Projects altering existing games and/or game engines will not be approved.

All students will be required to demonstrate a proficiency in a

programming language related to their project. (A student’s expertise in graphics or music related software may be a significant contribution to a group project but will be deemed insufficient for passing this course.)

Finding out your grades:

A 90%-100% (of possible points)
B 80%-89%
C 70%-79%
D 60%-69%


Below 60%

Students will be evaluated using three criteria.

  1. A series of introduction activities.
  2. Written updates - Every student must keep a journal of their progress for each day in class.
  3. A final presentation and evaluation of project.
  1. Students will make a presentation to the class
    • At the end of the semester when students demonstrate and discuss their progress on their project



Procedures are a part of life. We follow procedures for getting ready for school, looking up information on the web or visiting the doctor's office. The reason that we have procedures in life is so that people can function in society knowing the acceptable and efficient way other people do things.

There are procedures in this classroom. These procedures establish our classroom culture.

When class starts:

If you are late:



Digital Citizenship:

Dress Code:

Finding out your grades:

A 90%-100% (of possible points)
B 80%-89%
C 70%-79%
D 60%-69%
F Below 60%



Computer classes offer all students the unique opportunity to work beyond the assignment. Students are encouraged to utilize the many features of computer software and their own creative abilities to enhance the curriculum to meet their needs.

Below is a list of differentiation strategies that may be used.

Differentiation Strategies


Dear Parent/Guardian,

As we begin a new school year, it is my hope that ALL students will successfully complete this course. Students will be challenged to think and grow. They may need your support and help at home. Read over the class expectations for this class with your son/daughter. You don't have to be an expert, or even know how to solve the problems – you are not taking the class. Please check in with them to make sure they are doing well in class and staying on top of their assignments.

If you ever have questions, feel free to email ( or call and I will try to get back to you within two school days.

Take some time, go over the expectations and set some goals with your child. I hope this will be a great year for all of us.

Go Olys!

Phil Rodin