Saint Viator Earns College Board AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award
For the fourth consecutive year, Saint Viator High School has earned the College Board AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award. This year, we were recognized for achieving high female representation in AP Computer Science Principles, having previously been honored for the same in AP Computer Science A.
More than 1,100 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 2021-22 school year. In 2022, Saint Viator was one of 832 recognized in the category of AP Computer Science Principles (CSP).
"We’re thrilled to congratulate our female AP computer science students and their teachers on this step toward gender parity in computer science education,” said Principal Jon Baffico. “We’re honored that our school earned this distinction and look forward to seeing these young women and others pursue and achieve success in computer science education and careers.”
“Computer science is the source code of our economy and so much of our daily lives,” said Trevor Packer, College Board Head of the AP Program. “In the five years since we began the AP Computer Science Female Diversity Award, it’s been heartening to see schools like Saint Viator welcome so many more young women into this vital field.”
Located in Arlington Heights, IL, Saint Viator High School is a private, co-ed, Catholic school for grades 9-12. Students benefit from a challenging academic program, fine and performing arts, competitive athletics, and a wide selection of extracurricular activities.