WORTON — Kent County High School has been recognized by the College Board for expanding young women's access to Advanced Placement (AP) computer classes.
The high school here has earned the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award for its work toward "equal gender representation" over the 2021-22 school year.
"This honor recognizes the outstanding work your school is doing to engage more female students in computer science," said the College Board, which offers AP course programming, in announcing the award.
The recognition was given to Kent County High School for "expanding young women's access to both AP Computer Science A and AP Computer Science Principles."
Kent County High School is one of 64 schools recognized for achieving this in both courses.
The College Board announcement states that female students who take AP computer science courses are likely to choose computer science as their major in college.
"Through your leadership in diversifying computer science education, you’re preparing your female students for the high-paying, in-demand jobs of the future and giving them the opportunity to help solve some of society's most challenging problems," the College Board announcement states.