Course Description

In this course, students will learn how to start programming with JavaScript. Students will learn the basics of JavaScript including testing, functions, objects, arrays, loops, conditional code, operators, and syntax basics. Students will learn timing, animations, and how to debug. The class will conclude with a robust project that incorporates everything they learned in the semester.

Students should have a working knowledge of HTML and CSS prior to taking this course.

Course Requirements

Grade Level

9 – 12


  • HTML Text Editor (choose one):
    • TextEdit – For use on Mac – comes with OS
    • Notepad – For use on Windows – comes with OS
  • Image Editing Software (choose one):
    • Pixlr –
    • GIMP –
      (downloadable program)
  • Webhosting and basic in-browser FTP:
    • Neocities –

Tech Requirements

Students will need a Windows PC computer usage course or Mac computer usage course for this course; Chromebooks and tablets are not sufficient.

Some YouTube videos are embedded within course.


1 Semester


Basic Web Design

Technology Skills

  • Internet Navigation
  • Word Processing
  • Email Communication

Major Concepts

Upon completion of this course, you will be able to:

  • Use variable naming rules and JavaScript data types.
  • Use and understand expressions and operators.
  • Understand and use objects and arrays.
  • Define functions and methods.
  • Understand the Document Object Model (DOM).
  • Understand how to Get Input and Output.
  • Managing web page Styles using JavaScript and CSS.
  • Handle Web Page Events
  • Script Tables
  • Script Forms