Tesla STEM Earns College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award
Recognized for Closing the Gender Gap in AP CompSci Principles
Nikola Tesla STEM High School has earned the College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles. Schools honored with the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award have expanded girls’ access in AP computer science courses.
“By encouraging young women to study advanced computer science coursework, Tesla STEM High School is closing the gap in computer science education and empowering young women to access the opportunities available in STEM career fields,” said Stefanie Sanford, College Board chief of Global Policy and External Relations. “Computer science is the foundation of many 21st-century career options, and young women deserve equal opportunities to pursue computer science education and drive technological innovation.”
According to the College Board data, female students who take AP Computer Science Principles (CSP) in high school are more than five times as likely to major in computer science in college compared to female students of similar background and academic preparation who did not take CSP. The study also finds AP CSP students are nearly twice as likely to enroll in AP CSA, and that for most students, AP CSP serves as a steppingstone to other advanced AP STEM coursework.
Congratulations to our Tesla STEM Computer Science students and faculty!