Computer Science Diversity Award
The nonprofit organization College Board, widely known as makers of the SAT college entrance exam, Advanced Placement courses, and as operating with the mission of expanding student access to higher education, has recognized Oley Valley High School as a recipient of their AP Computer Science Principles Female Diversity Award for the 2019-20 school year. College Board’s description of the award for the 2019-20 school year is as follows:
“The College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award recognizes schools that are closing the gender gap and expanding young women’s access to computer science coursework in AP Computer Science Principles (AP CSP) and AP Computer Science A (AP CSA). Specifically, College Board is honoring schools that have either reached 50% or higher female examinee representation in one of or both AP computer science courses, or whose percentage of the female examinees met or exceeded that of the school’s female population, a total of 1,119 schools are being recognized for their work toward equal gender representation during the 2019-2020 school year.”
The Oley Valley School District remains committed to growing opportunities for all of our students as they prepare to enter an evolving world when their time in high school comes to a close. Computer Science remains one of the most rapidly growing career fields and area of interests for students in today’s world, and we are proud of the work of our students in this field and plan to continue to work to develop further opportunities for them in the future.