It is not unusual to hear a student is taking an advanced placement computer science (AP CS) course these days, but eyebrows raise when Jackeline Mendez tells people about it, because Mendez is a senior at Boston Arts Academy where, as the name implies, the emphasis is on the arts.
"I had a free block, and I was surprised how [computer science is] more than just systems and machines and the Internet," explains Mendez, who plans to major in physics in college. "People have a mind set that it's machines, but it's really not. It's what the world is right now. We use computer science for everything."
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