@margaret.birch I think that sounds like a great plan! It seems like you are in a good position overall. If students get done with Chapter 1, they can do everything needed for the Create. You can (and should) feel good about that.
For chapter 2, they do need arrays, loops, and return functions for the AP test. You could skip 14 and 17 if needed. I have also seen teachers teach arrays ONLY in a testing situation - that is, they explain what Arrays are in worksheets and in practice problems similar to what students will see on the AP test. If you have some experience with CS, that might be another option to consider. If this is your first time through, I would stick with code.org's stages (perhaps with some homework assigned). 13 seemed to be tough for some students (so I would prioritize that in class if possible), but I think you could:
- do 11 in class and assign 12 as homework
- do 13 in class
- skip 14
- do 15 in class
- do the unplugged 16 opener in class, and assign the rest of 16 for homework.
This is just if you are still crunched for time. The tough part for me is that assigning homework feels like widening the "gap" in my class. Students without access to a computer/internet at home need to find a way to stay before or after school, and students who just "don't do homework" fall miserably behind. BUT... these are hopefully ideas to minimize that inequity.
Keep us updated! It sounds like you are in good shape for the Create in terms of programming knowledge though!