Approximately 20,000 institutions offer AP courses. The Ursuline School is one of only 1,119 schools to offer AP Computer Science and only 1 of 232 schools to earn the College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science A. This is the second year that we have received this recognition.
Currently, fewer than half of the nation’s high schools teach foundational computer science. At Ursuline, students can take 3 years of college level computer science. Those students go on to study at college not only computer science but also business, medicine and healthcare, engineering and other fields.
“Students need the power to shape technology, not just cope with it,” says Stefanie Sanford, College Board chief of global policy and external relations. “Young women deserve an equal opportunity to become the next generation of entrepreneurs, engineers and tech leaders. Closing the gap in computer science education empowers young women to build the future they want.”