Computer Science

It’s a changing world and we’re game to change with it! Through Gould’s Computer Science courses, our students work with faculty who bring to each class a breadth of experience. Students work with these professionals in and outside of the classroom, as well as in the Marlon Family IDEAS Center.

In our Computer Science classes, our students learn object-oriented software programming, algorithm development, even AC DC theory; they design and plan working robots and work in 3D environments; they produce interactive games and videos and are encouraged to pursue independent study.

Computer Science Classes Include:

Introduction to Computer Science

This introductory course in computer programming focuses on the fundamentals of software development using the programming environment called Processing. Processing is a flexible software sketchbook and a language for learning how to code through the creation of digital virtual arts. Students will create pictures, animations, and interactive games while learning software development concepts.

Topics in Computer Science

This course will focus on the development of applications for current day gadgets including Apple IOS and Google Android. Object-oriented programming language will be used (Java / Objective C). As trends change the class will change its focus. Students will complete the term with a final project to be deployed on the target platform. Prerequisite: Computer Science or departmental approval

Computer Science

This course introduces object-oriented software programming and algorithm development. Topics include control structures, objects, classes, inheritance, simple data structures, and basic concepts of software development. Students should be comfortable solving problems using Algebra. The class will use the Java programming language. Prerequisite: Introduction to Computer Science, Robotics and Programming or departmental approval

Computer Science Faculty

Jason Chase

Director of Technology
Computer Science Teacher

Bio

Mr. Chase is Gould Academy’s director of technology. He came to Gould with more than a decade of experience in software engineering, systems integration, and project management. His enthusiasm for technology extends into the classroom, where he teaches computer science classes. Mr. Chase lives on campus with his wife, Darcy, and daughters Isabel ’20 and Allison.

Matt Murphy

Information Technology Specialist
Remus Project Leader