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FLORENCE, SC – Wilson High School won top honors for diversity in computer science classes.

The College Board AP announced that Wilson High School was the recipient of its Computer Science Female Diversity Award for 2020.

This award is given to a school whose percentage of Computer Science exam candidates meets/exceeds the school’s female population or to a school that achieves 50% or more female representation among IT course exam candidates. AP computing.

“New research shows that female students who take an AP computer science course are more likely to major in computer science in college than their corresponding peers,” according to the letter that accompanied the award. “Through your leadership in diversifying computer science education, you are preparing your students for the high-paying, in-demand jobs of the future and giving them the opportunity to help solve some of the toughest problems of the society. “

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Wilson’s principal, Eric Robinson, said he and his school staff have worked hard to provide a variety of lesson options for all students.

“I am very proud of our efforts to improve academics while expanding access to AP and IB courses to a diverse group of students, especially young women,” Robinson said. “As a father of a daughter, I am particularly interested in providing opportunities for young women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM).”

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