Acknowledged for Closing the Gender Hole in AP Pc Science Ideas

ELIZABETH, NJ – John E. Dwyer Expertise Academy has earned the Faculty Board AP® Pc Science Feminine Variety Award for attaining excessive feminine illustration in AP Pc Science Ideas. 

Out of the 20,000 establishments that supply AP programs, 818 achieved this necessary end result in the course of the 2018-2019 faculty year–nearly 20% greater than the 685 faculties acknowledged final yr. In 2019, Dwyer Expertise Academy was certainly one of 639 acknowledged within the class of AP Pc Science Ideas. An extra 36 faculties obtained the award for each CSP and CSA.

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“We’re proud to see the creativity, dedication, and enthusiasm our feminine college students have demonstrated of their research of AP Pc Science Ideas,” mentioned Elizabeth Public Colleges Superintendent Olga Hugelmeyer. “As educators and directors, we consider STEM training is important to our continued development of society, our nation’s function as a pacesetter in scientific innovation, and definitely the long run success of our younger ladies collaborating in AP Pc Science Ideas.”

Colleges receiving the AP Pc Science Feminine Variety Award have achieved both 50% or larger feminine illustration in both or each of the AP laptop science programs, or the proportion of feminine laptop science examinees meets or exceeds that of the college’s feminine inhabitants. 

“Dwyer Expertise Academy is empowering younger ladies to see themselves as creators, innovators, and problem-solvers,” mentioned Stefanie Sanford, Faculty Board world coverage chief. “We hope to see much more excessive faculties encourage feminine college students to harness the potential of an AP laptop science training.”

The introduction of AP Pc Science Ideas in 2016 was the most important course launch in AP Program historical past. In 2019, practically 100,000 college students took the AP CSP examination, greater than doubling participation in three years. Throughout that point, the variety of feminine AP CSP college students has far outpaced general development, with a rise of 136%.

Offering feminine college students with entry to laptop science programs is critical to make sure gender parity in high-paying know-how jobs and to drive innovation, creativity, and competitors. A 2014 Google research discovered that girls usually tend to pursue laptop science if they’re given the chance to discover it in highschool.

“Within the 21st century, ladies are more and more influencing the development of the know-how and the improvements which can be altering our world for the higher,” mentioned Elizabeth Board of Schooling President Diane Barbosa. “I’m proud to listen to that certainly one of our faculties is amongst those that are main the way in which in feminine participation in laptop science. I sit up for seeing the impression these younger ladies are going to have of their group and on our society.” 

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