Honors Intro to Artificial Intelligence

  • PowerSchool Code: 96105X0
  • Grade Level: 10th, 11th, 12th graders
  • Semester: Fall Semester
  • Schedule: Monday — Friday
  • Time: 9:50am – 11:00am
  • Course Pathway(s): Computer Science/Computational Thinking

Course Introduction

Artificial Intelligence, or AI, enables computer systems to perform tasks that usually require human intelligence, such as visual perception, speech recognition, and decision-making. In this class students will explore how and what types of data can be collected for AI systems, how computers can “learn” from this data and use what is learned to help interpret the world and make decisions. Students will identify and explore the implications of AI systems currently in everyday use in areas such as social media, mapping software, and financial institutions, and consider the emerging areas where AI will be applied. Topics also include how AI has been portrayed in popular culture, how AI systems interact with humans, and the ethical considerations surrounding potential societal harm from inappropriately designed, trained, and/or applied AI systems. Students will experiment and compute as they explore and solve AI-related problems.


Completion of Math I or Integrated Math I with a B or higher through your local high school or NCVPS.


Some free software must be downloaded and installed on all student machines.


Students must have computer access with a stable internet connection and appropriate permissions for web conferencing. Students in shared spaces should have individual audio devices (headphones with microphones).