Semester 01 Grades

Hello students! Thank you all for being here first semester. Computer classes are challenging, I get that, and I appreciate your hard work and effort!

Semester One grades have been posted on Aeries. If you feel that there is a mistake or error on my part, please either email me (deliot@pylusd.org) or discuss this with me next week, when second semester starts. A reminder that all late / missing assignments for credit were due by Friday, January 17th at 5:00pm.

For AP Computer Science: The most recent things graded are; ICT Lesson 15 ArrayList, Step Up To Writing, and the Semester Final. The semester final was scaled to 94 out of 100 points. Please see the course info packet regarding grades not being rounded up for any reason. Please recall that this semester, I scaled all five quizzes, plus the semester final was scaled, plus Step Up To Writing was scaled, plus there was an extra credit project! All of these things were done to assist students “close” to the next higher grade range in moving up.

For Mobile Game Dev: The most recent things graded are; Developer Journal #6, Step Up To Writing, and the Semester Final. The semester final was scaled to 59 out of 60 points due to the very high scores overall, and Step Up To Writing was scaled to 27 out of 30. Both of these scale changes were to help students close to the next grade range move up. Please see the course info packet regarding grades not being rounded up for any reason.

For Animation Projects: The most recent things graded are Step Up To Writing, and the semester final. The semester final was scaled to 57 out of 60 points, and Step Up To Writing was scaled to 27 out of 30. Both of these scale changes were to help students close to the next grade range move up. Please see the course info packet regarding grades not being rounded up for any reason.


Have a great three day weekend everyone 🙂
Mr. Eliot

All work due by Friday Jan 17th

All work for first semester credit is due by Friday, January 17th at 5:00pm. After that point, work for first semester will not be taken. The week of January 20th to January 24th is final exam week. Final Exams will be as follows:

AP Computer Science: 100 question multiple choice final worth 20% of the first semester course grade. The semester final covers all course content from August 27th through January 17th.

Mobile Game Development: 60 question multiple choice final worth 60 points. The semester final covers all course content from August 27th through January 17th.

Animation Projects: 60 question multiple choice final worth 60 points. The semester final covers all course content from August 27th through January 17th.

Family Emergency Nov 12th

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Hello everyone, sorry I’m not in class today. This morning, as first period started, I found out that we had a death in the family. I’m off to help out as much as I can today. I will see you tomorrow hopefully, but I’m not 100% sure. Please do the following depending on your class.

AP COMP SCI: Continue on with ICT L10, StringUtil. Use the pseudocode to help you as much as you can. If for some reason I’m not here on Wednesday, continue working on ICT L10 as normal, and I’ll be here to help on Thursday.

MOBILE GAME: Continue working on your 2D Platformer game. Sometime this week (probably Thursday), we will add touch controls to the game, and test it a bit on your Android device. If for some reason I’m not here on Wednesday, continue working on your 2D Platformer as normal.

ANIMATION PROJECTS: You have today and tomorrow to finish up ICT L06, Walking Cycle. On Thursday, we’ll start the Rotoscoping assignment. If for some reason I’m not here on Wednesday, don’t forget to turn in Assignment06. It is STILL DUE tomorrow! On Thursday, we will start our Rotoscoping assignment.


Thanks, and I’ll see you soon,
Mr. Eliot

Mr. Riggs, Guest Teacher, Friday, October 25th

Hello students!

I hope you have a great day today. I am in New York visiting my daughter at college. I will be back on Monday, and will answer any questions you may have then. Here are my expectations for today:

Period 01 & 02: AP Computer Science
Good morning! You should be working on ICT Lesson 08 (both parts!). Make sure that your IF statements satisfy the 7 different possible situations in the Mail program! I would strongly suggest that you test your program a number of times, and try different value. Next Wednesday, will be Quiz #3. I will talk more about it on Monday.

Period 03 & 04: Mobile Game Development and Design
Good morning! Continue working on applying the custom THEME to the Defender Game. Make sure you replace ALL of the old backgounds, images, the cannon, and sounds! This assignment will be due next week. We will talk more about when it is due on Monday.

Period 05 Animation Projects
Good afternoon! Today, you should finish, upload, and turn in Assignment 05: Elements Of Art and Principles Of Design. As you always do, upload and rename both the FLA file and SWF file needed to “play” your assignment. If your assignment is not showing up well, close your web browser and restart it. Next week, on Monday, we will start working with stick figures on something called a “Walking Cycle”.

AP Computer Science Home Install

OK, our second attempt at the AP Computer Science Home Install for Windows and MacOS. Thank you for your patience!

(1) The Windows Install has been improved by fixing two issues, especially for Windows 10. So if the windows install doesn’t work for you, try it again. Also, the Windows install has been made SIMPLER with only two things to install now.

(2) The Mac Install has not been changed, but the data file has been cleaned up so it should also work better.

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AP Computer Science A Exam Results for 2019

Congratulations to the YLHS AP Computer Science A students. This year, we had a 97.4% passing rate. This is the best passing rate we’ve had in a long while. Of the 38 students that took the exam, only one did not pass. As a teacher, I try not to get too wrapped up in AP scores, since it is the students who take the exam, not me. Having said that, I’m very proud of you all!