DECATUR, Alabama — Decatur High School has received the College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award, Decatur City Schools announced.
The district said the school received the award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles. Decatur High School is one of 29 current or previous program schools to receive the award.
The award aims to recognize schools that close the gender gap and expand young women's access to computer science in AP Computer Science. College Board honors schools that either reach 50% or higher female examinee representation in AP computer science courses or whose percentage of female examinees met or exceeded that of the school's female population.
“We are so incredibly proud of our schools and their dedication to providing high-quality computer science courses to their students,” Tammy Dunn, VP of Academic Affairs for A+ College Ready said. “With almost 5,000 computing jobs available in Alabama, these courses will open doors to careers for our students and prepare our state for the future.” According to the data, female students who take AP CSP in high school are more than 5 times as likely to major in computer science in college, compared to similar female students who did not take CSP."
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