FA earns College Board Honor for Comp Sci program
College Board awards Friends for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science.
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 meet or exceed that of the school's female population.
According to the College Board, AP computer science course participation has increased 135% since 2016, broadening STEM career opportunities for more students. The number of female, rural, and underrepresented students of color taking AP computer science exams has more than doubled in that period as well. Additional research demonstrates that women are more likely to pursue computer science if they're given the opportunity to explore it in high school.
"As a Quaker school that strongly believes in equity both inside and out of the classroom, we are doubly proud of this achievement and award," finished Ambach.