How to score a 5 in AP Computer Science Principles (AP CSP)

Learn the strategy, understand what you need to absolutely care about, and gain access to some study material.
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Rating: 3.5 out of 5 (34 ratings)
2,840 students
1hr 37min of on-demand video

This course explains what one need to absolutely care about and what should be the strategy to get 5 out of 5 in AP CSP exam. This course is not meant to teach the subject itself.


  • Basic computing fundamentals and at least one programming language which can be as easy as Scratch Programming


In 2018, only 14% of the students who took AP CSP exam scored 5 out of 5. Others were: (score 4) 21.1%; (score 3) 36.1%; (score 2) 19.7%; (score 1) 9.2%

Over the past many months, I have been asked by many fellow students and many parents about the strategy I used, the care I have taken, and the preparation I have done to get 5 out of 5 in my College board's AP Computer Science Principles (AP CSP) exam. I am also often asked about why I took this exam early in 8th grade rather than waiting for to take high school AP class in 10th grade.

So, I have summarized all that knowledge in the form of a 6 part video series to share all that.

In about 1.5 hours of video material, this course explains the strategy to score 5 out of 5 in AP Computer Science Principles (AP CSP).  It shows what exactly one need to care about while preparing and submitting the tasks. It shows example tasks (Explore and Create both) and maps each item with the College board rubric.  It provides some reading material to prepare for the written exam.

Who this course is for:

  • Students who are thinking about taking AP Computer Science Principles (AP CSP) exam, or are already preparing for it. Usually middle school or high school students.


Founder, Team AIRO; STEM enthusiast
Om Desai
  • 3.5 Instructor Rating
  • 34 Reviews
  • 2,840 Students
  • 1 Course

OM DESAI is a Young Scholar at Davidson Institute, Reno, NV; and an Information Technology High School student. In year 2016, Om was invited to join Study of Exceptional Talent, at Johns Hopkins University Center for Talented Youth, based on his exceptionally high SAT score at 12 years of age. Additionally, his Math score of 760/800 in SAT and 800/800 in SAT Subject test of Math Level-II, at a very young age puts him into a very high ranks in the nation for his Mathematics abilities.

Om is a founder of Team AIRO who organizes frequent STEM focused community activities under the motto of “Young Students Teach Younger Kids”. Om and his team is recognized as MaPD (Making a Positive Difference) by Davidson Institute of Profoundly Gifted, in 2016, 2017 and 2018 based on community activities they have been doing.

Om frequently mentors and teaches young kids various STEM related subjects. Teams formed or mentored or joined by Om are frequent winners at various robotics, programming and mathematics competitions.

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