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For 2nd year in a row, Mount Carmel School earns College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award

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(MCS) — Mount Carmel School has once again 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 young women’s access to AP computer science courses.

Mount Carmel School recently announced that the school 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 young women’s access to AP computer science courses. For more information about available courses at MCS, visit www.mountcarmelsaipan.com.  MCS photo

Out of the 20,000 institutions that offer AP courses, 818 achieved this important result during the 2018-2019 school year — nearly 20 percent more than the 685 schools recognized last year. In 2019, Mount Carmel School was one of 639 recognized in the category of AP Computer Science Principles. An additional 36 schools received the award for both CSP and CSA.

“We’re proud to see the creativity, commitment, and enthusiasm our female students have demonstrated in their study of AP Computer Science Principles,” said school president Dr. Galvin Deleon Guerrero “As educators and administrators, we believe a STEM education plays a critical role in fostering a lifelong relationship with learning and setting our female students on a path to success in a 21st century workforce.”

“At MCS, we are continuously learning new or more impactful ways to engage with our students and introduce them to potential career paths after graduation,” shared computer science teacher Ms. Filmah Buenaflor. “A growth mindset and grit are needed to be successful not only in computing but as well as any other field.”

Schools receiving the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award have achieved either 50 percent or higher female representation in either or both of the AP computer science courses, or the percentage of female computer science examinees meets or exceeds that of the school’s female population.

“Mount Carmel School is empowering young women to see themselves as creators, innovators, and problem-solvers,” said Stefanie Sanford, College Board global policy chief. “We hope to see even more high schools inspire female students to harness the potential of an AP computer science education.”

The introduction of AP Computer Science Principles in 2016 was the largest course launch in AP Program history. In 2019, nearly 100,000 students took the AP CSP exam, more than doubling participation in three years. During that time, the number of female AP CSP students has far outpaced overall growth, with an increase of 136 percent.

Providing female students with access to computer science courses is necessary to ensuring gender parity in high-paying technology jobs and to drive innovation, creativity, and competition. A 2014 Google study found that women are more likely to pursue computer science if they are given the opportunity to explore it in high school.

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