By Nichole Smith, Communications Coordinator
College Board has recognized Montverde Academy Upper School’s high female representation in AP Computer Science. This award underscores MVA’s commitment to ensuring equal access to resources, tools, and programs, particularly in STEM. This field has been historically and is currently underrepresented by females at the global level.
As indicated by the College Board, “The College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award recognizes schools that are expanding young women’s access to computer science coursework in AP Computer Science Principles (AP CSP) and AP Computer Science A (AP CSA). Specifically, the College Board is honoring schools that have either reached 50% or higher female examinee representation in one or both AP computer science courses or whose percentage of the female examinees met or exceeded that of the school’s female population. A total of 1,127 schools are being recognized for their work toward improving gender representation during the 2022-23 school year” (https://apcentral.collegeboard.org).