Montverde Academy has earned the College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for high achieving female student representation in AP Computer Science Principles for 2018. Schools honored with the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award have expanded girls’ access in AP Computer Science courses.
The College Board, which was established to expand access to higher education, develops and administers standardized tests and curricula used by K–12 and post-secondary education institutions to promote college-readiness and as part of the college admissions process.
There are more than 18,000 secondary schools worldwide that offer AP courses, Montverde Academy is one of only 685 that have achieved this important result. According to the College Board, 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.
“We are honored by this recognition and proud of our female students studying computer science for their achievements,” said Dr. Kasey C. Kesselring, Montverde Academy Headmaster. “In our pursuit of excellence, we are committed to providing our all of our students with access to AP Computer Science courses to help prepare a diverse workforce in critical STEM jobs.”