Q2L High School Recipient of First College Board AP “Computer Science Female Diversity Award”

March 8, 2019 Connor Smith In the Press, Kathy's Report, Q2L at Large

Quest To Learn High School has earned the first College Board AP® “Computer Science Female Diversity Award” for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles. Schools honored with the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award have expanded girls’ access in AP Computer Science courses. Out of more than 18,000 secondary schools worldwide that offer AP courses, Quest To Learn High School is one of only 685 to accomplish this.

“We’re honored by this recognition and are proud of our female students studying computer science for their achievements,” said Phylicia Hoyt, High School Math/Computer Science Teacher. “We’re committed to continuing to provide our female students with access to AP Computer Science courses to help prepare a more diverse workforce in critical STEM jobs.”

Schools receiving the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award have either 50% or higher female representation in one of the two AP computer science courses or a percentage of the female computer science examinees meeting or exceeding that of the school’s female population. Only 490 schools earned the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award for AP Computer Science Principles.

“By inviting many more young women to advanced computer science classrooms, Quest To Learn High School has taken a significant step toward preparing all students for the widest range of 21st-century opportunities,” said Trevor Packer, College Board senior vice president of the AP Program. “We hope this inspires many other high schools to engage more female students in AP Computer Science and prepare them to drive innovation.”

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