Sandy Creek again honored with the Computer Science Female Diversity Award

Sandy Creek High continues to emphasize access for all, and the school was again honored with the College Board’s AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award for expanding young women’s access to AP Computer principles. Science (PSC).

Sandy Creek is one of 760 schools nationwide recognized for this achievement. Research shows that female students who take AP computer science courses are more likely to major in computer science in college than female students with similar training and academic preparation who did not take AP computer science courses. Through their leadership in diversifying computer science education, schools like Sandy Creek are preparing female students for the high-paying, in-demand jobs of the future and giving them the opportunity to help solve some of the toughest problems. of the society.

Computer science teacher Melissa Turnipseed is credited with the success of the program at Sandy Creek and winning the award for the second year in a row.

This article provided by the Fayette County School System.

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