The Faculty of the Computer Science Department at Xavier College Preparatory are committed to utilizing computer technology in every aspect of the classroom and school community in the pursuit of academic excellence. We strive to prepare young women with knowledge, skills, and integrity to meet the challenges of a changing global society in a positive and productive manner. We want our students to not just learn to use a particular software program, but to be successful in a time of rapid technological change. Our emphasis has changed from memorizing facts to learning how to acquire new information and learn the skill of teaching oneself how to use new technologies as tools for productivity and self growth.
The Department supports faculty professional development to stay current with advanced technology and content. In an effort to encourage respect, we provide an environment that promotes the right of each individual to learn and establishes a sense of responsibility for the student’s own conduct and performance.
Xavier makes deliberate efforts to increase student participation in computing. Computer programming is a graduation requirement. All Sophomores take one semester of Java. We offer both APCSA and APCSP.