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    I am a sophmore in high school and I was wondering what classes I should also take to pursue my career in CS. Here are the ones I am going to take or have taken.
    Algebra I
    Algebra II
    Geometry
    Advanced Math
    Calculus
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    Computer Science I
    Physics
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    Anything else or some pointers on what else to look at? I am taking the ACT this year as well as next. Thanx in advance

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    Any computer/math course is a good idea.

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    computer science 2

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    Our school doesn't offer Computer Science(Lack of interest)

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    Originally posted by linuxdude
    Our school doesn't offer Computer Science(Lack of interest)
    thats pretty bad, sorry to hear that

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    I recommend trying to get plenty of college credits for a science class, take Calculus I if you can, and try to get freshman (college freshman) composition and history knocked out as well. If you do that, you can go to college and dive into your major immediately without having to take many general education courses with it.

    I'm not sure what your high school's computer science classes are like (mine discontinued the antiquated courses in QBasic and Turbo Pascal when I was a sophomore), but they might be minimally helpful; programming on your own will be much more helpful though.
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    Originally posted by linuxdude
    Our school doesn't offer Computer Science(Lack of interest)
    take as much AP stuff as you can, esspecially math and sciences so that you don't have to take them later on in college. This is beneficial as classes such as Calc, chem, phys, and nio are drop courses.

    If you school doesn't offer any cs classes try your community college...maybe you can work something out so that you cna take a cs class there and habe it count for credit.

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    I am sorry my school doesn't offer a computer science II. They teach VB though. I guess I will just run through that like nothing. They used to teach c++ but that what was discontinued I am pretty proficent in C though.
    Originally posted by axon
    If you school doesn't offer any cs classes try your community college
    They allow sophmores in high school to do stuff like that.

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    Many schools will allow you to do some sort of concurrent enrollment program at a nearby university. Just beware that scheduling conflicts can make things very difficult.
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    In old man voice: "back in my day highschools didn't have any computer science classes. We learned word processors and spreadsheets and were happy at that. Anything else we learned on our own."

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    You think your high school is bad? I bet ours has less than 30 computers in the entire building. No joke. Most of them are just for the teachers to play solitare on, because they're all idiots when it comes to computers. I know more about computers than our so-called "computer specialist". That guy didn't even know how to install a fricken printer driver, and he put a serial card (It was an ISA card. Man, our computers are garbage) and he didn't even stick in the slot all the way. He just barely slid it in there and then wondered why it didn't work right. You could feel the card sliding out as you plugged stuff into it.

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    what school are you planning on going to? What you listed will get you accepted to a majority of schools

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    I plan to go to UNO. If you don't know University of New Orleans. To respond to bludstayne I think every school is like that. I know this is impossible(everyone has a school to aspire to go to besides the one they are going to go to), but what would it take to get into berkeley

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    By the time your done with a CS degree you'll have completed math courses upwards of 240, so take math, and pay much attention.
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    >>Our school doesn't offer Computer Science(Lack of interest)

    Same here, but I don't think I've missed too much from what I've heard of High School CS...

    My school also only has about 2 ap courses (biology and something else)...Next year I will probably take some classes at the community college though

    On a side note, I think taking a whole year of geometry is pointless. My old school integrated geometry into every year of math so we learned just as much. Now I have to relearn algebra stuff I learned two years ago...
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