Computer Science Academy

About this Major

Graduates from the Academy should be planning to pursue a college or university track to obtain a degree in some discipline of computer science. College credit for Advanced Placement courses is available upon passing the appropriate AP College Board Exam(s). Universities vary in their recognition of AP credits, therefore, the number of available credit hours will depend upon the policies of the specific university the graduate plans to attend.


Advanced Placement (AP) college credit is available for students who pass AP tests in Calculus, Computer Science, or Physics.

Entrance Requirements

High school and home school candidates must:

  • Be at least a sophomore before starting the Academy
  • Be at or above grade level in reading and math
  • Demonstrate a high interest and/or aptitude in math, science, and technology fields
  • Have taken Algebra I with a grade of B or better
  • Have passed eighth-grade state test in reading and mathematics

In addition, high school and home school candidates should:

  • Have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA
  • Have taken Biology I with a grade of B or better (Biology I is required for graduation, but it is not taught at Francis Tuttle)

At A Glance

Open To

High school sophomores (3-year program), juniors (2-year program), seniors (1-year program)


Danforth, Rockwell

Total Hours Required



Up to three school years


Daytime classes, part-time only: Monday — Friday


  • 7:55 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.
  • 12:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.


  • 8:10 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.
  • 12:30 p.m. to 3:35 p.m.
  • Students enroll in either AM or PM session


A total of 15 courses (5 math, 3 science and 7 computer science) are taught in the Academy. However, a 3 years student will be able to complete only 12 of those courses. Therefore, the total hours available in the course list exceed the total number required hours for the full Computer Science Academy major. The exact course sequence will be determined by previously taken math and science courses, as well as the student's career and education goals.

  • Geometry (Rockwell - online, Danforth - in person) 120 hours
  • Honors Pre-Calculus 120 hours
  • Honors Algebra II 120 hours
  • AP Calculus AB 120 hours
  • AP Calculus BC 120 hours
  • AP Statistics (Danforth only) 120 hours
  • AP Physics 1 120 hours
  • AP Physics 2 120 hours
  • Honors Chemistry 120 hours
  • AP Chemistry (Danforth only) 120 hours
  • AP Computer Science Principles 120 hours
  • AP Computer Science Applications 120 hours
  • Game Development 120 hours
  • A.I. and Robotics 120 hours
  • Digital Electronics 120 hours
  • Cybersecurity 120 hours
  • Computer Science Capstone 120 hours

Tuition & Costs

Costs for High School Students

There is NO COST for high school students to attend the academy, though there may be recommended items to purchase such as a TI-84+ calculator ($150).

Employment & Outcomes

Salary Range

$95,982 (avg)

median annual salary in Oklahoma County for Software Developer

Pass Rate


Pass Rate

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program are qualified to work for:

CSA is focused on getting students ready to be successful in CS-related degrees in college. But it doesn't stop there: the ability to compete for professional internships means that the best students could potentially leave CSA with both a great preparation for college and an internship in industry. In a high-demand field such as computer science, a student that graduates college with both a degree and real world experience will be in even greater demand.

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