Recognized for Closing the Gender Gap in Computer Science A
Cedar Park, TX – Vista Ridge High School has earned the College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science A. Schools honored with the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award have expanded girls’ access in AP Computer Science courses.
Out of the 20,000 institutions that offer AP courses, 1,119 achieved either 50% or higher female representation in AP computer science courses or a percentage of the female computer science examinees meeting or exceeding that of the school’s female population during the 2019-2020 school year. That’s nearly 37% more than the 818 schools recognized last year.
“During an unprecedented year, Vista Ridge High School female students have demonstrated perseverance and dedication in their study of AP Computer Science,” said Assistant Superintendent, Chrysta Carlin. “We could not be more proud of the ladies of Vista Ridge High School for staking their claim as the next generation of STEM and computer science professionals. We can’t wait to see their passion for next-generation technology lead to lifelong success.”