Mr. Mitch Conrad
Mr. Mitch Conrad

If a student is enrolled in a Computer Science course, both the student and parents/guardians can access class materials by logging into Jeffco Schoology.  Students use their regular Jeffco login and parents can use their Parent-Portal login to access Jeffco Schoology.

All Computer Science courses at Ralston Valley are blended learning environments (online curriculum and traditional face-to-face options).  All curriculum is online so students enrolled in the course will have an extra off-block.  Students will be able to use library computers to work on their course during off-blocks or they may complete work at home.  Students can email Mr. Conrad whenever they have questions and they also have the option for face-to-face assistance during ICE.  Additional face-to-face times are also available.
Computer Science Courses

Computer Programming:  
A first-year course that introduces students to programming with Scratch, App Inventor, JavaScript, Python, and Java.  Learn how to make simple 2D games, apps for various devices, and the basics for several of the most popular programming languages.  Prerequisite:  None.

Web Page Design:  A first-year course that introduces students to web design and development where they will learn how to build their own webpages using HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.  Students will also learn the basics of the following web-based programming languages such as jQuery, Ruby, and SQL.  Prerequisite:  None.

Computer Programming Advanced:  A second-level course that introduces students to 3D Game Programming, 3D Modeling, App Development, and Cyber Security.  Prerequisite: Computer Programming, Web Page Design, or teacher approval.

AP Computer Science A:  A second-level course in Java on the design and implementation of computer programs to solve problems involve skills that are fundamental to the study of computer science. This includes the development and analysis of algorithms and fundamental data structures, and the use of logic and formal methods.  College credit is available with passing scores on the Advanced Placement Exam in May.  Prerequisite: Computer Programming, Web Page Design, or teacher approval.