Mercy Education is proud to announce that 15 Mercy schools have earned AP Computer Science Female Diversity Awards for the 2019-2020 school year.
Three schools – Assumption High School (Louisville, KY), Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School (Gwynedd Valley, PA) and Saint Mary Academy – Bay View (Riverside, RI) – have earned two College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Awards for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science A (CSA) and AP Computer Science Principles (CSP) courses.
Only 56 of the 20,000 institutions that offer AP courses earned this double distinction for closing the gender gap in both AP computer science courses.
Twelve Mercy schools earned one AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award:
- For AP Computer Science A: Mercy High School (Burlingame, California)
- For AP Computer Science Principles: Academy of Our Lady of Mercy, Lauralton Hall (Milford, Connecticut); Mercy Academy (Louisville, Kentucky); Mercy High School (Farmington Hills, Michigan); Mercy High School (Middletown, Connecticut); Mercy High School (Omaha, Nebraska); Merion Mercy Academy (Merion Station, Pennsylvania); Mother McAuley Liberal Arts High School (Chicago, Illinois); Mount St. Mary Catholic High School (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma); Mount Saint Mary Academy (Watchung, New Jersey); Our Lady of Mercy Academy (Syosset, New York) and Our Lady of Mercy School for Young Women (Rochester, New York).
The AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award honors schools who reached 50 percent or higher female representation in either of the two AP computer science courses in 2020, or whose percentage of female examinees met or exceeded that of the school’s female population in 2020.