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Pittsford Mendon High School Recognized with AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award

Pittsford Mendon High School has earned the College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award for achieving high female representation in the AP Computer Science Principles (CSP) course in 2019. Mendon High School is one of only 818 institutions to receive this distinction of the 20,000 institutions that offer AP courses, and one of 639 schools to receive recognition for the AP CSP course.

“I’m proud of the role our STEM educators have played in encouraging female students to pursue AP Computer Science courses and fostering the kind of creativity and innovation that will lead to a path of lifelong learning and success for students,” said Pittsford Central School District Superintendent Michael Pero.

The AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award recognizes “schools that are closing the gender gap and engaging more female students in computer science coursework in AP Computer Science Principles and AP Computer Science A,” according to the College Board. The awards, which were announced by College Board’s Advanced Placement Program on January 27, 2020, honor schools that reached 50% or higher female representation in either of the two AP computer science courses in 2019, or whose percentage of female examinees met or exceeded that of the school's female population in 2019.