High School Computer Science Projects: Questions, Answers, and 5 Cool Project Ideas

Updated: Apr 11

FAQ about Computer Science for High School Students and 5 starter projects using computer science and artificial intelligence AI

High school is a great time to explore career choices. Computer Science offers many career options and is foundational to many others such as healthcare, finance, marketing, and more. In this blog post, we answer common questions that high school students have about computer science, and suggest 5 cool projects to explore to see whether computer science is right for you!

Is Computer Science hard?

I am probably biased since I am a computer scientist and love it, but I don't think it is hard :-). To be more specific, however, computer science is a topic where you mostly apply logic and learn how to build things with computer programs - which are a logical way to provide instructions to computers. So if you like analytical problem solving, applying logic and reasoning, then computer science may be right for you. Some people mistakenly think that computer science is all about logic and numbers, but it isn't. Like any field, Computer Science also requires that you think about your user, the human who will benefit from what you build. If you are socially inclined and interested in solving problems to help people, computer science is also right for you.

How do I choose a project topic for Computer Science?

With the tools available today, high school students can build an amazing array of computer science projects, everything from websites to iPhone or Android apps, and add technology like artificial intelligence and hardware integration to expand what the project can accomplish. Because of this, we advise students to