College Board’s AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award Description

For the second consecutive year, Visitation Academy has received the College Board’s AP® Computer Science Female Diversity Award. This recognition is given to schools that attained a strong representation of female students in either AP Computer Science Principles (AP CSP), AP Computer Science A (AP CSA), or both of these courses during the 2018-2019 school year. Specifically, the College Board is honoring schools that reached 50 percent or higher female representation in one or both AP computer science courses. Visitation is included among the list of awardees in the AP Computer Science Principles (AP CSP) category.


Viz is one of only six schools in the state of Missouri to be recognized for its efforts to engage more female students in computer science. Out of 20,000 institutions across the Unites States offering AP courses, only 818 total achieved this important result, with only 639 schools receiving the award in AP Computer Science Principles. The winners represent a broad range of high schools from across the country. They include private, public, and charter schools, large and small student bodies, rural and urban populations, and specialized high schools, along with generalized programs.