Williamston High School has earned the 2023 Advanced Placement (AP) Computer Science Female Diversity Award. The recognition is facilitated by the College Board.
The award recognizes high schools that have effectively engaged female students in computer science. WHS previously earned this accolade in 2019.
The citation from the College Board reads: "Research shows that female students who take AP computer science are more likely to major in computer science in college compared with matched peers. Through your leadership in diversifying computer science education, you are preparing your female students for the in-demand jobs of the future and giving them the opportunity to help solve some of society's most challenging problems."
Increasing the participation of female students in high school and college-level STEAM-oriented classes was one of the goals of the WCS K-12 STEAM initiative. Learn more about why WCS is a leader in STEAM education here.