The College Board, which administers Advanced Placement (AP) and other standardized tests used by college admission officers, has awarded South San Francisco High School with an AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award for 2022.
The award recognizes the school's efforts to engage more female students in computer science during the 2021-22 school year and its success in expanding access to the AP Computer Science A (AP CSA) course specifically.
According to the College Board:
"Schools receiving the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award have achieved either 50% or higher female exam taker representation in one of or both AP computer science courses, or a percentage of female computer science exam takers that meets or exceeds that of the school’s female population."
One thousand one hundred and five (1,105) high schools across the nation and the world received the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award for 2022.
Of that number, 209 schools including South City High were recognized for working to achieve equal gender representation for students enrolled in AP CSA.
Meanwhile, 832 schools received the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award in relation to AP Computer Science Principles, and 64 schools received the award in relation to both AP Computer Science Principles and AP CSA.
Research shows that female students who take AP computer science courses in high school are more likely to study computer science in college.