BT Wins College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award

Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Blessed Trinity has 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 girls’ access in AP computer science courses.
 
More than 1,000 institutions achieved either 50% or higher female representation in one of the two AP computer science courses or a percentage of the female computer science exam takers meeting or exceeding that of the school’s female population during the 2020-21 school year. In 2021, Blessed Trinity was one of 760 recognized in the category of AP Computer Science Principles (CSP).
 
Su Craddock, Business Department Chair, has taught AP Computer Science Principles since 2017.  According to her, “we have grown the program every year.  During the 2020-21 school year, we had 50% female enrollment in the program.  Other Computer Science teachers ask me how I've been able to increase my female enrollment.  My answer is simply this, Computer Science is a male dominated field and perhaps having a female teacher teaching the course has made Computer Science less intimidating.”
 
Blessed Trinity currently has 4 AP Computer Science Principles classes.