BSHS earns AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award
Bryan Station High School has earned the College Board’s AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award for expanding young women’s access to AP Computer Science Principles (CSP). Out of the 20,000 institutions that offer AP courses, 1,119 achieved either 50% or higher female representation in one of the two AP computer science courses or a percentage of the female examinees meeting or exceeding that of the school’s female population during the 2019-20 school year. That is a nearly 37% increase over schools recognized the previous year. In 2020, Bryan Station was among 831 schools saluted in the category of AP Computer Science Principles.
“We are honored to receive acknowledgement for our work in expanding young women’s access to AP Computer Science Principles,” said Principal Eric Hale. “At The Academies of Bryan Station High School, it is always our main objective to create equitable opportunities for all students.”
New research shows that female students who take AP computer science are more than five times as likely to major in computer science in college compared with matched peers. Schools like Bryan Station are helping prepare young women for the high-paying, in-demand jobs of the future and giving them opportunities to solve some of society’s most challenging problems.